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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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AfDB approves $1.5m for Jigawa power project

Amadou Hott

The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it has approved a grant of $1.5 million (about N540 million) to support power project in Jigawa State of Nigeria. Mr Amadou Hott, Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate and Growth complex of the bank disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abidjan, on Saturday, April 5, 2018. “In ...

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650m Africans live without electricity – AfDB

Victor Oladokun

The African Development Bank, (AfDB) says that no fewer than 650 million Africans currently live without electricity. Dr Victor Oladokun, the AfDB Director, Communication and Media Relations, disclosed this on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 while welcoming African Journalists on a Media Tour to Saemaul Undong Model village project, in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire. “About 650 million people in Africa are currently without ...

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Wind energy soars against subsidised fossil fuels – GWEC


Global wind markets have reached all time high as wind power successfully competes against heavily subsidised fossil fuels in the global marketplace, according to a new report from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Massively ramping up clean, renewable energy is crucial to meeting the objectives of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global average ...

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Berlin 2018 African media fellows to raise the stakes on energy transition

Peter Altmaier

African media fellowship to the 2018 Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue have underscored the urgency of deploying innovative solutions and technologies to fast-track the transition to clean energy in Africa. Speaking on the pervasive level of energy poverty on the continent, the four media fellows from Nigeria, South Africa and Tunisia all pledged their commitment to putting ‘energiewende’ (energy transition) on ...

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CrossBoundary, Rockefeller launch Africa mini-grid innovation lab

Matt Tilleard

CrossBoundary in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 officially launched the Mini-Grid Innovation Lab. The Lab, with support from The Rockefeller Foundation, is the first R&D Fund for sub-Saharan Africa that focuses exclusively on testing business model innovations in the mini-grid sector. Over 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa still lack access to electricity. The Lab conservatively estimates that at ...

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