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Renewable energy scheme to boost Kenya’s power grid

Jay Ireland, president and CEO of GE Africa

Project follows a successful run of more than $2.5 billion worth of booked orders across Africa in the last year General Electric (GE) Africa has announced that it is partnering with Kipeto Energy Limited to build a new wind farm in Kenya’s Kajiado County. GE will be the sole equipment supplier for the 100MW project, some 50 kilometres from the ...

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Mali to install West Africa’s largest solar grid-connected power plant

Power plant construction Rwanda

An historic agreement to Build, Own and Operate (BOO) West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant has been signed by Norwegian company Scatec Solar and the Malian Ministry of Energy and Water and Electricité du Mali (EDM), the electricity utility of Mali. To be located near the ancient city of Segou in South-East Mali, 240 kms from Bamako, the 33 MW solar project ...

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Pathway to affordable, sustainable energy in Dominican Republic unveiled


An efficient, renewable-based energy system could save the island nation up to US$25 billion over the next 15 years The Worldwatch Institute has presented analyses and recommendations to government officials and energy stakeholders to support a transition to a sustainable energy system in the Dominican Republic. The presentation was made during the week at the Energy Ministry in Santo Domingo. Minister ...

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Rethinking nation’s energy strategy towards off-grid


 Energy is the Golden Thread that connects economic growth, social equity and environmental health. – Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General …Energy is a prerequisite for sustainable rural development. – UNESCO Energy touches everything…Our mantra going forward is very simple: converting commitments to kilowatt hours for real people. – Kandeh Yumkella If the only future we can see for villages ...

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Renewable energy: Global economy grows, CO2 emission drops

Arthouros Zervos

Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014; Renewable energy targets created in 20 more countries, new total: 164; Renewables account for over 59% of net additions to world’s capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating/cooling; Developing world investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion Renewable energy targets and other support policies, now in place in ...

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New 110m euro Mali hydro-electric project to dam Niger River


Hydro-electric power is one renewable energy source that is in abundant supply in Africa The Eranove Group, a major pan-African player in the electricity and water sectors, on Thursday June 18, 2015 in Bamako signed a 30-year concession agreement with the government of the Republic of Mali through its subsidiary Kenié Energie Renouvelable. Under the agreement, which is effective from ...

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Hidden threats of the rising energy costs


Although gas prices are temporarily low at the pump, long-term energy costs are on the rise. According to State of the World 2015 contributing author Nathan John Hagens, a former hedge fund manager who teaches human macro-ecology at the University of Minnesota, nations are papering over those costs with debt. Higher energy costs are leading to continued recessions, excess claims ...

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‘Multi-billion-dollar SE4All initiative can halve global energy poverty’

Kandeh Yumkella

Billions of dollars mobilised under the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative can halve energy poverty worldwide and more investment is being committed, but there is still a long way to go to meet the twin challenges of energy poverty and climate change. More than 90 million people have already gained access to sustainable energy under pledges made for the ...

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UNDP, others explore sustainable energy in post-oil Nigeria


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has stressed the need for stakeholders in Nigeria’s energy sector to prioritise sustainable energy in a policy document being evolved because of the strategic importance of energy for sustainable human development and in a post-oil economy such as Nigeria. The Federal Government is in the process of evolving a contemporary energy master plan in ...

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N9.2 billion cookstoves: Paradox of climate change mitigation

Clean Cookstoves Stakeholders Meeting

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) in 2014 approved the sum of N9.2 billion to procure some 750,000 clean cookstoves and 18,000 wonderbags, specifically to check the impact of smoke generated when cooking with wood on human health, as well as discourage poor environmental practices like tree felling and other forms of forest degradation in Nigeria. Environment writer, Etta Michael Bisong, evaluates the ...

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