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HOMEF amplifies energy through solidarity with ‘Shifting the power Lines’

Nnimmo Bassey

Ecological think tank and advocacy group, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF), says the next phase of its School of Ecology, tagged “Shifting the Power Lines in Nigeria/Africa”, is aimed at efforts to deconstruct popular fossil imaginaries. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) The group disclosed in a statement that this entails generating and amplifying energy through ...

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AfDB grants Morocco’s energy giant $965,000 for development

Ahmed Baroudi

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is providing a $965,000 grant to Morocco’s Super Energy Service Company to support the firm’s growth plans. Ahmed Baroudi, Directeur Général at Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE) The bank said the deal was sealed on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The grant will provide Société d’Ingénierie Energétique (SIE) with operational tools to develop a pipeline of bankable ...

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EU may renovate 35m buildings by 2030 to hit climate goals

Kadri Simson

The European Commission wants to ramp up the rate of renovations of buildings that are inefficient in terms of energy use in the EU in the next decade to speed up the transition to climate neutrality. EU Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson EU Energy Commissioner, Kadri Simson, said this while presenting the plan on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. ...

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Amina Mohammed: Energy is at heart of Global Goals, Paris Agreement

Amina Mohammed

Speaking at this year’s Vienna Energy Forum, UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed said that achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal on energy, with its targets on universal access, energy efficiency and renewable energy, is central to both the UN’s global goals, and achieving the central goal of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, which is to limit the maximum global ...

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Paris Agreement: No new coal plants after 2020 in Europe, say energy producers


Leading energy companies in Europe have announced that they will build no new coal-fired power plants in the European Union after 2020, in support of the goals agreed by international community under the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. The central goal of the Paris Agreement is to keep the maximum global average temperature rise as close as possible to 1.5 ...

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Schemes aim at decarbonising El Salvador’s energy supply

solar panels

An inter-ministerial Dialogue has launched discussions on domestic climate finance needs for El Salvador’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), and it’s National Climate Change Plan. Both plans aim at decarbonising El Salvador’s energy supply by increasing the use of renewable energy, while improving energy efficiency, land management, urban planning and transportation. The dialogue took place recently as part of El Salvador’s ...

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Energy carbon emission reduceable by 70% by 2050 – Study

Adnan Z. Amin

Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be reduced by 70% by 2050 and completely phased-out by 2060 with a net positive economic outlook, according to new findings released on Monday, March 20, 2017 by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Perspectives for the Energy Transition: Investment Needs for a Low-Carbon Energy Transition”, launched on the occasion of the Berlin ...

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African leaders urged to close continent’s energy deficit


Former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, and President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, have called on governments to close Africa’s energy deficit. They made the call on Monday, March 13, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, at the launch of the Africa Progress Panel Report on “Lights, Power, Action: Electrifying Africa,” which calls for the adoption of every available ...

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Fuel-flexible plant to power Ghana

Nana Akufo-Addo

Digital industrial company, GE, on Monday, March 13 2017 announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The organisation says the plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, a ...

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Green bonds: Government to power 9 varsities with solar

usman jibril

Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has disclosed that the Federal Government will power nine universities in the country with solar energy under efforts to ensure a clean and healthy environment through the issuance of sovereign green bonds. The minister made the submission on Thursday, March 9 2017 when he paid a working visit to the National Agency ...

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