Category archives for: Solar & Wind

Kenya Power Raises Alarm Over Clients Solar Switch

November 21, 2020//-The growing shift to solar power systems by heavy-consuming industrialists seeking reliable and cheaper supply has rattled electricity distributor Kenya Power  amid thinning revenues.

Chronic Underinvestment in Clean Energy Putting Millions in SS Africa at Risk

Vienna, Austria, November 19, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- With less than a decade to meet global energy goals, new research from Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) shows that energy access finance continues to be significantly off-track to meet 2030 targets.

ATI Supports $67m Solar Plant in Malawi to Fill a Critical Energy Gap

Nairobi, Kenya, November 5, 2020/ — COVID-19 has highlighted the extent of the critical energy gap in Africa, where diversification is needed to ensure more stable and broader energy access.

Renewable Energy Jobs Continue Growth to 11.5 Million Worldwide

Abu Dhabi, September 29, 2020//-Renewable energy continues to bring socioeconomic benefits by creating numerous jobs worldwide, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today.

General Electric Abandons Lamu Coal Power Plant Deal in Policy Shift

September 26, 2020//-American conglomerate General Electric (GE) will walk away from an agreement to build Lamu’s 1,050-megawatt coal-fired power plant as it shifts to renewable energy.

How to Meet the European Union’s Ambitious Climate Mitigation Goals

September 25, 2020//-Last week, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made an ambitious proposal. By 2030, the European Union would aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent below their 1990 levels.

World Bank Sets Ambitious Targets for Green and Resilient Economic Growth in Africa

Washington D.C., United States of America, September 15, 2020/ — The World Bank released the Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan (NG-ACBP), which sets out a blueprint to help Sub-Saharan African economies achieve low carbon and climate-resilient outcomes.

Off-grid Power Takes Off in Africa

September 15, 2020//-The social and economic benefits of off-grid electricity are being felt across the continent, as Ian Lewis explains

How to Reach Zero Emissions with Renewables

September 9, 2020//-Only seven industry and transport sectors will account for 38% of all CO2 emissions globally in 2050 unless there are significant changes in current approaches.

Minigrid Use Expands but Regulation Hampers Sector

August 13, 2020//-A report from the African Minigrid Developers Association finds that in rural areas minigrid connections can be significantly less expensive than state-run utilities but red tape is holding back their growth. 

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