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Is the AfDB forgetting off-grid in its New Deal on Energy?

Akinwumi Adesina

A new senior job posting by the African Development Bank (AfDB) suggests that “business as usual” approaches at the bank will continue with regard to energy access, despite a clear rationale for more decentralised renewable approaches, writes William Brent, Director, Communications at Power for All In an advert this week in The Economist, the African Development Bank posted an opening for ...

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UNDP, ECN train women, youths to fabricate energy-efficient stoves

Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai

A group of women and youths in a community in Abuja has received training in the fabrication of energy-efficient fuel wood stoves under the Access to Clean Energy partnership involving the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). Country Representative of UNDP, Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, while formally opening the forum a week ago, said that energy ...

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Shell launches energy efficiency campaign in Nigeria


Energy Efficiency Shell on Monday in Lagos announced that it would launch a major public service campaign in Nigeria on Tuesday, 31st May 2016, as part of a global effort to encourage debate on how a rapidly expanding world population can meet its energy needs. Using traditional and social media advertising and other targeted activities, the 2016 campaign, christened #makethefuture, follows ...

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500 women to benefit from UNDP-GEF solar scheme

solar grill stove

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with The Kings Domain, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has concluded plans to train no fewer than 500 women on the use of solar energy in Makoko area of Lagos. Speaking at a sensitisation programme, the Chief Executive Officer, The Kings Domain, Segun Adaju, noted that the initiative, which was sponsored by the ...

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Ghana to install solar power systems, mini-grids

mini-grid solar system

Ghana plans to install a total of 56,000 solar systems, two million solar lanterns and 200 mini-grids in pursuance with achieving the global target of access to affordable and clean energy by the year 2030. The country has already 80 percent energy access, acting Director, Renewable Energy at the country’s Energy Commission, Kwabena Otu-Danquah, has disclosed. Otu-Danquah, who represented Ghana’s Ministry of Power, ...

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Hydrogen cars show potential of zero carbon transport


Hydrogen-fuelled cars have been on display at the ongoing UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn (which ends on 26 May), as part of a demonstration to show that clean transport technologies are available today and, if scaled up in a timely way, can play a major role in helping governments achieve their goals set under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. ...

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Oil majors moving into clean energy market

Big oil is dipping a few more toes into clean energy. Exxon Mobil Corp. is partnering with a company to capture carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants. Total SA, the French oil supermajor, announced a $1.1 billion deal on Monday to buy the battery maker Saft Groupe SA, complementing its 2011 purchase of a majority stake in the solar-panel maker SunPower Corp. And the Canadian ...

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Ogun, ECN, UNIDO to generate power from sawdust


The Ogun State Government has begun plans to generate electricity from saw dust. Officials say the development is part of government’s contribution towards increasing power output in the country. Commissioner for Forestry, Chief Kolawole Lawal, revealed this during an inspection visit to sawmill sites in Ijebu-Igbo, Ijebu-North Local Government Area of the state. Chief Lawal, in a statement signed by ...

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AfDB declares war on continent’s energy poverty

Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has declared its resolve to eliminate energy poverty in the continent of Africa. Addressing a high-level panel comprising African ministers of the environment and heads of country delegations at the ongoing 6th Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) in Cairo, the AfDB President, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, revealed that over 645 ...

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South Africa’s top five retailers committed to renewable energy vision, says Greenpeace


South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to 100% renewable energy, according to a report launched on Tuesday by Greenpeace Africa. The report, titled “Shopping Clean – Retailers and Renewable Energy”, marks the launch of ...

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