Namibia’s planned energy transition would impoverish the country while contributing virtually nothing to global emission reduction, says American science policy analyst Perry Green. Green says Namibia’s renewable energy ambitions would have no real impact on global carbon emissions.
The government has committed to a 90% reduction in its carbon emissions … Read More
The European Union has reported plans to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Morocco on the supply of critical raw materials to accelerate the energy transition.
A recent report on the Africa-EU Green Energy Initiative that is part of the Global Gateway Investment Package noted that the union has … Read More
Eskom says it is focusing on implementing all projects to meet the required 53GW of new additional energy for the period up to 2032 which will ensure energy security.
The power utility said the new additional capacity needed will come particularly from renewable energy sources and takes into account the … Read More
Energy-deficient Malawi has disclosed plans to achieve 100 percent energy access by 2030. The ambition comes at a time the latest Energy Progress Report 2022 released by the World Bank has indicated that electricity access in Malawi stands at 15 percent against a population of 19 million people.
This is … Read More
The United Kingdom has injected £10 million into Nigeria’s low carbon energy project. The concessional aid is aimed at reducing the risks, for pension and insurance funds’ to invest in energy access projects, and support Nigeria’s COP26 commitments.
UK also signed an agreement with the Nigerian government that would enable … Read More
TotalEnergies is making plans to help Uganda utilized its Wind power. The country currently has one of the lowest per capita electricity consumptions in the world with 215 kWh per capita per year.
So far, the country has a total installed energy capacity of 882MW, according to Energypedia.
Meanwhile, according … Read More
The threat of climate change has been firmly in the spotlight, with several discussions and commitments at the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. The importance of gas as an enabler of the energy transition in Africa is again being highlighted. According to the US Energy Information Administration, … Read More
The Government of Rwanda has applied for financing from the African Development Bank (AfDB) toward the cost of the Rwanda Universal Energy Access Project (RUEAP), and intends to apply part of the proceeds toward payments under the Contract for Design and Supervision of Construction of Rural Electrification; Network Reinforcement and … Read More
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The tender is composed by one indivisible lot SUPPLY OF VARIOUS ELECTRICAL MATERIALS FOR DIFFERENT CUSTOMER PROJECTS (Power Circuit Breakers and … Read More
Standard Bank will not fund any new coal-fired power plant projects, but will continue to provide finance to thermal coal mining projects and companies if they meet certain criteria, it said on Thursday.
Climate activists have been pressuring Standard Bank – Africa’s largest bank by assets – to curb its … Read More
Industries require reliable energy to operate optimally. When energy supplies are unreliable, it can interrupt manufacturing processes which ultimately leads to a loss in revenue. Organisations are therefore increasingly looking at spreading their risk and supplementing their energy supply to ensure that they can continue operating should the country’s grid … Read More
Last October 2019, during the first Russia-Africa Summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reaffirmed commitment to scale-up cooperation in various economic sectors and particularly expedite work on the special industrial zone and the construction of proposed four nuclear power plants, raising hopes for an increased … Read More
The African Development Bank under its Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), has approved a US$760,000 grant to Empower New Energy AS (EmNEW), to develop at least eight small renewable energy projects with capacity ranging from1-10 MW, towards bankability and construction.
The grant will support a broad range … Read More
New revisions to power sector regulations could lead to upsurge in corporate PPAs
The South African Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe recently announced that Schedule 2 of the Electricity Regulation Act (ERA) was currently being revised. The revisions will accommodate “self-generation and facilitate municipal generation options”. While all … Read More
We all know that Infrastructural development is seriously lacking in Africa that is why the African Union has unveiled plans to tackle such challenges.
The aim of such plans is to help grow the continent economy as well as better the life of its citizens. According to a report from … Read More
Sub-Saharan Africa need funds for electricity production but will financial providers stop worrying about political, regulatory and administrative barriers?
Sub-Saharan Africa’s energy systems face an enormous challenge due to low electricity generated. This has made Africa Development Bank (AfDB) to approve an innovative multinational financing program for Distributed Energy Service … Read More
President Mnangagwa held talks with President Ramaphosa over Zimbabwe Energy issues.
President Emmanuel Mnangagwa has held talks with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa toward solving the nation energy problem. The bilateral meeting was to find a lasting solution to Zimbabwe power challenges.
During the meeting, President Mnangagwa announce that … Read More
Intro Energy to launch electricity projects using net metering system in Egypt.
Intro Energy is set to launch projects that will help produce electricity from renewable resources in Egypt. The project will be to implement a solar energy plant with a capacity of 20MW in Sharm El-Sheikh. This will also … Read More
President Sisi Plans for Energy sector expansion after meeting with Noble Energy CEO
Egypt President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has meet with delegates from Noble Energy for the expansion of the Energy sector. The meeting had in attendance Noble Energy CEO and Minister of petroleum.
During the meet, President Fattah el-Sisi … Read More