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Why energy policy decisions should consider Africa’s needs

power grid

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19’s devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it. A power grid Earlier this month, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) described the low oil prices caused by the pandemic as a “golden opportunity” for governments to phase-out fossil fuel support ...

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COVID-19 stimulus packages must accelerate energy transition to avert climate crisis, says report

Solar panels at Ngambe Council

Despite the growth of renewables in some sectors and in some countries, the world is not on track to avert climate breakdown, the REN21 Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR) launched on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 seem to emphasise. Renewable energy: Solar energy panels Cutting emissions by half by 2030 and curbing pollution to keep warming below 1.5°C requires rapidly switching to ...

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World Environment Day: Experts harp on standard training centres for renewable energy

Tesla-solar-Hawaii

Renewable energy experts have identified the dearth of standard training service centers and high cost of training as hindrances to growth in the Nigerian renewable energy industry.  Renewable energy: Solar panels Mr Happiness Osimahon, a sales solutions engineer, and Mr Dewale Adewole, an engineer and project manager at Nexgen Energy and Allied Services, made this known in separate interviews with the ...

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Global green energy growth to fall for first time in 20 years – IEA

Fatih Birol

Global growth in new renewable energy capacity will experience its first annual decline in 20 years, this year amid the coronavirus pandemic. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) But, it is expected to pick up next year, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The world is set to build fewer wind ...

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Clean mobility: DHL, Ford unveil electric van

DHL Ford

As a step towards ramping up clean electro-mobility in Europe, Deutsche Post DHL Group and Ford have unveiled new electric vans used for parcel delivery in German cities, with at least 2,500 electric “StreetScooters” to be in service by the end of 2018. The vehicles will be powered by electricity from renewable forms of energy such as solar and wind. ...

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Mauritius island resort substitutes diesel for solar power

Deux Cocos

Mauritius-based hotel operator, LUX* Resorts & Hotels, has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos (an island resort), off-grid South-East Mauritius. The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilisation daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time. Building ...

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America’s largest wind farm unveiled

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Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable Energy, has announced a 2,000megawatt wind farm that will be the largest in the U.S. and second-largest in the world, once operational. The Wind Catcher facility is currently under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle and will generate wind electricity from 800 state-of-the-art GE 2.5 megawatt turbines. The ...

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Multinationals target electricity from 100% renewable energy

Helen Clarkson

The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 reached its 100 members milestone as AkzoNobel N.V., AXA, Burberry plc and Carlsberg Group joined with a commitment to 100% renewable power. RE100 is delivered with CDP to engage, support and showcase large, influential businesses transitioning to 100% renewable electricity across their global operations. RE100 members, including 30 Global Fortune 500 companies, have total revenue of $2.5 trillion and operate in a ...

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LDC group demands ambitious action, commitments from G20 leaders

Gebru Jember Endalew

As G20 leaders prepare to meet in Hamburg, Germany from Friday, July 7 to Saturday, July 8 2017, the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group has called on heads of state and government to reaffirm their commitments to tackling climate change by committing to ambitious climate action and support for the most vulnerable countries. The theme of Germany’s G20 presidency is ...

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How clean energy can meet most of Paris Agreement’s energy-related goals

Dolf Gielen

Ahead of the G20 meeting which starts in Hamburg, Germany at the end of the week, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a report showing that clean energy could achieve 90% of the energy-related CO emission reductions required to meet the central goals of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. Nations agreed in Paris in 2015 to limit the ...

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