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Nigeria, India partner in renewable energy

ADB-rooftop solar

Nigeria and India are set to explore opportunities in renewable energy development in line with international agreements signed by both countries, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Nagabhushana Reddy, said on Thursday, June 21, 2018. The high commissioner, who made the disclosure at a business meeting in Abuja, said that exploring areas of cooperation in renewable energy would build ...

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AfDB mobilises funds to actualise Côte d’Ivoire pay-as-you-go solar home systems

Solar panel

In very remote rural areas of some African countries, access to electricity for low-income people is still through traditional and outdated systems such as battery-powered flashlights or oil lamps that pollute and are extremely harmful to health. In response to this urgent need, the Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a proposal to help Zola ...

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Renewable energy accounted for 70% of new power in 2017 – REN21


Renewable energy accounted for 70% of new global power generating capacity in 2017, the largest increase in renewable power capacity in modern history, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR) published on Monday, June 4, 2018. According to observers, scaling up renewable electricity is crucial to meet the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to hold ...

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South Africa to open bid for green energy contracts in November

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa

South Africa’s next round of bids for renewable energy agreements with independent power producers would begin in November, the energy minister said on Friday, June 1, 2018. Jeff Radebe said in Johannesburg that the bid could unlock investment worth up to R50 billion ($3.95 billion). Radebe said projects from the new bidding round would bring another 1,800 MW of power ...

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UNFPA Sierra Leone converts to solar power to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Kim Eva Dickson

Nearly two weeks before World Environment Day, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) turned on its new solar power system as a green step towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and making the office compound energy efficient. This change comes on top of energy reduction measures, such as the installation of energy efficient equipment, undertaken by the office in 2017. Powered ...

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GCF, AfDB to light up Sahel under ‘Desert to Power’ programme


The Green Climate Fund, the African Development Bank and Africa50 investment fund are collaborating to bring solar energy to the Sahel, in support of the priority set by countries in the region. The three international organisations have announced that they will share ideas and resources about opportunities to make solar power available throughout the Sahel region, transforming African deserts into ...

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Government urged to sensitise Nigerians to benefits of clean cooking stoves


An ecologist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, on Friday, May 25, 2018 urged government at all levels to sensitise Nigerians to the benefits of using clean cooking stoves. Aremu, the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, an NGO, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the awareness campaign would facilitate efforts to reduce the use of firewood and ...

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Renewable energy employs 10.3m worldwide, IRENA report finds

Deux Cocos

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Tuesday, May 9, 2018. According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, the total ...

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Somali, UN seek investment in alternative energy to halt charcoal trade

Somalia charcoal trade

At the closing of the international conference on charcoal in Mogadishu on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, the Government of Somalia and the United Nations (UN) have jointly called for stronger national and regional policies, and further investment in developing alternative sources of energy and alternative livelihoods in Somalia, to stop the illegal export of charcoal from the country. The two-day ...

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Renewable energy, panacea to Africa’s industrialisation – Experts

Augustine Njamnshi

Experts at the Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) Forum on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Abidjan said that renewable energy remained the best way to consolidate Africa’s industrialisation The experts spoke on the topic: “Bridging the energy access gap for Africa industrialisation: challenges and Opportunities”. Mr Augustine Njamnshi, the Executive Secretary, Bioresources Development and Conservation Programme Cameroon, said renewable energy remained ...

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