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Stakeholders propose energy alternatives for Africa

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From June 22 to 23, 2020, local and international civil society groups from Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Brazil, Philippines, Algeria, Kenya and Nigeria joined Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) in a virtual dialogue / School of Ecology on Climate and Power Alternatives. Participants underlined the need to review the nation’s energy needs along the lines of cheap and available renewable ...

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NGO provides solar kits, fuelwood efficient stoves to IDPs camp

IDPs Camp Solar

The Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with support from the Policy Centre for the New South in Morocco has provided solar lights to 500 households in an internally displaced persons camp (IDPs Camp) in Maiduguri, Borno State. Solar panels on the roofs of households in the IDPs camp According to the Executive Director of GIFSEP, David ...

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Why energy policy decisions should consider Africa’s needs

power grid

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it. A power grid Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) described the low oil prices caused by the pandemic as a “golden opportunity” for governments to phase-out fossil fuel support ...

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Alternative power for power alternatives, by Nnimmo Bassey

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The word power has many synonyms. Some of these are influence, authority, control and dominance. The term has interesting definitions in politics, military, religion, electrical, sports, law and mathematics. In physics it refers to energy produced by means such as electrical or mechanical ones in order to operate a device. Electric power can come from a variety of sources including ...

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COVID-19 stimulus packages must accelerate energy transition to avert climate crisis, says report

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Despite the growth of renewables in some sectors and in some countries, the world is not on track to avert climate breakdown, the REN21 Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR) launched on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 seem to emphasise. Renewable energy: Solar energy panels Cutting emissions by half by 2030 and curbing pollution to keep warming below 1.5°C requires rapidly switching to ...

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World Environment Day: Experts harp on standard training centres for renewable energy

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

Renewable energy experts have identified the dearth of standard training service centers and high cost of training as hindrances to growth in the Nigerian renewable energy industry.  Renewable energy: Solar panels Mr Happiness Osimahon, a sales solutions engineer, and Mr Dewale Adewole, an engineer and project manager at Nexgen Energy and Allied Services, made this known in separate interviews with the ...

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Firms in $1.2m solar deal to power Niger Delta communities

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Renewvia Energy Corporation, a global solar developer, and All On, a Nigerian off-grid impact investor, on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 announced a partnership to electrify rural communities unserved by conventional utilities in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. The agreement includes a commitment of $1.2 million from All On to enable Renewvia to develop and operate solar minigrids to bring ...

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Firm completes solar installations at COVID-19 emergency health facilities

COVID-19 Solar

Shell-funded impact investment company, All On, says it has completed the initial phase of nationwide solar installations at emergency health facilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. Solar power equipment installation at a COVID-19 health centre “When we conceived this contribution to the national COVID-19 support initiative, our main objective was to ensure that our chosen investee companies delivered quality ...

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Global green energy growth to fall for first time in 20 years – IEA

Fatih Birol

Global growth in new renewable energy capacity will experience its first annual decline in 20 years, this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) But, it is expected to pick up next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The world is set to build fewer wind ...

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How the GEF e-mobility Africa opportunities add up, by Rubia

David Rubia is the Africa Programme Management Officer for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) supported Global E-Mobility Programme. In an interview, he shared his optimism about the benefits of electrifying multiple modes of transportation in Africa (from two and three-wheelers to buses to airport ground-support fleets), and reflected on what the COVID-19 crisis has reminded him about the value of connectivity ...

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