NEFCO and the Clean Cooking Alliance partner to accelerate clean cooking solutions in Africa

05-29-2023 | 11:09:18
The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation’s (NEFCO) Modern Cooking Facility for Africa (MCFA) is partnering with the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) to strengthen their collaboration in promoting clean cooking solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

FSD Africa £1 million in Africa Climate Ventures

05-29-2023 | 10:48:00
The investment represents the first institutional backing for the venture builder, which aims to assemble a portfolio of businesses focused on climate action across Africa, boosting continental participation in global carbon markets.

$15M from EIB and ALEXBANK scheme to cut energy bills and increase renewable energy use in Egypt

05-25-2023 | 07:15:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and ALEXBANK made public the new tranche of USD 15 million renewable & efficiency financing initiative signed under the GEFF initiative in Egypt.

FSD Africa Investments backs Africa Climate Ventures

05-25-2023 | 07:02:32
The investment represents the first institutional backing for the venture builder, which aims to assemble a portfolio of businesses focused on climate action across Africa, boosting continental participation in global carbon markets.

IRENA and Bloomberg Philanthropies announce COP28 partnership to help accelerate the global energy transition

05-24-2023 | 14:03:40
New commitment from Bloomberg Philanthropies will turbocharge IRENA’s Energy Transition Accelerator Financing Platform to deliver a pipeline of bankable renewable energy projects ahead of the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference

Africa Investment Forum showcases $1.475 billion in green and renewable energy deals

05-24-2023 | 09:33:00
The Africa Investment Forum presented four renewable energy and sustainability projects worth nearly $1.5 billion to investors on the sidelines of the African Development Bank Group’s 2023 Annual Meetings.

Spiro reaches 1 million battery swaps with its electric two-wheelers in Africa

05-24-2023 | 07:03:00
Spiro, formerly known as MAUTO, announced that it has reached a major milestone in the development of its electric two-wheeler business in Africa.

[South Africa] MIA launches Rent-to-Own solar solution

05-23-2023 | 10:40:32
MIA, a leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, has announced the launch of its Rent-to-Own Premium Solar Solution, aimed at helping more South African homeowners access affordable and reliable solar energy systems.

Spiro atteint 1 million d'échanges de batteries pour ces deux-roues électriques en Afrique

05-22-2023 | 07:08:00
Spiro, anciennement connu sous le nom de MAUTO, a annoncé avoir atteint une étape majeure dans le développement de son activité de deux-roues électriques en Afrique.

[Kenya] Eni invests in “Seeds for Sustainable Energy" bootcamp

05-17-2023 | 10:05:17
The project concerned the innovation of the agribusiness chain and agricultural ecosystem in Kenya, with the support of BeEntrepreneurs.

IRENA unveils new initiative to accelerate youth-led renewable energy projects and start-ups

05-12-2023 | 11:44:07
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has launched a new initiative, the IRENA NewGen Renewable Energy Accelerator (NewGen), aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs and innovators in driving the renewable energy transition.

STOA rejoint l’actionnariat du principal opérateur C&I d’Afrique de l’Est, Equator Energy

05-11-2023 | 15:27:00
STOA, fonds à impact investissant dans les secteurs de l’énergie et des infrastructures, fait partie du consortium signataire de l’accord pour acquérir une participation majoritaire dans Equator Energy Ltd (Equator Energy), leader de solutions solaires aux entreprises commerciales et industrielles (C&I) en Afrique de l’Est.

GWEC and EnergyNet enter into partnership in anticipation of wind energy growth across Africa

05-11-2023 | 08:08:57
The Global Wind Energy Council and EnergyNet, the organisers of the Africa Energy Forum, have entered into a partnership that offers Africa’s wind energy industry a crucial platform to advocate for the technology as part of Africa’s present and future energy mix.

Africa REN finalise la réorganisation actionnariale de la centrale solaire Senergy 2

05-08-2023 | 16:48:00
Africa REN a annoncé la réorganisation actionnariale de la centrale solaire Senergy 2 (25MW, Bokhol, Sénégal), désormais détenue à 60% par Africa REN Energy, son nouveau véhicule d’investissement financé par Metier et FMO.

Autel to establish presence in Middle East and Africa with its one-stop new energy solution

05-08-2023 | 09:10:00
With a clear vision to provide a sustainable and green future, Autel has been continuously breaking new ground in the EV charging industry.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Africa’s renewable energy outlook: We must be pragmatic about our current realities

05-22-2023 | 13:30:00
As more and more operators invest in the continent’s clean energy and energy transition objective, we will undoubtedly see continued growth.

[Column] Mansoor Hamayun: Pivoting perceptions of poverty: how access to services – not charity – transforms African communities

05-16-2023 | 10:48:03
Limited access to essential utilities like electricity, clean cooking, and the internet significantly impacts the lives of millions of people across Africa, impeding a community’s development and the quality of life of its inhabitants.

[Interview]: Samy CHALIER - PDG de HERi Madagascar

05-15-2023 | 14:30:00
HERi Madagascar est une entreprise spécialisée dans la distribution et le financement de solutions d’énergies solaires dans les zones rurales de Madagascar.

[Column] Sinenhlanhla Zulu: Gender-smart infrastructure must be delivered at scale

05-10-2023 | 11:25:01
In an op-ed for fDi Intelligence, Sinenhlanhla (Sine) Zulu, Investment Specialist at The Private Infrastructure Development Group company, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, advocates for gender-smart approaches to infrastructure design and urban planning.

[Report] e-mobility innovators unlocking access to the US$3.65bn motorcycle market in sub-Saharan Africa

03-30-2023 | 13:31:20
Electric motorcycles are set to be a dominant force in sub-Saharan Africa’s sustainable mobility transformation, but continued investment in start-ups tackling barriers across the value chain will be critical to maximise the full potential.

[Column] Janek Winand: South Africa needs more wind power now to tackle its energy crisis

03-08-2023 | 09:29:21
There is no doubt that the South African power generation crisis is a tremendous challenge for the country and is endangering the country’s economy as a whole.

Enquête de la BEI sur le climat au Cameroun

01-11-2023 | 09:02:00
86 % des répondants camerounais affirment que le changement climatique affecte déjà leur vie quotidienne.

[Column] Wendy Dobson: Financing the just energy transition for Africa’s emerging markets

01-06-2023 | 09:02:17
To ensure a just transition away from carbon-based forms of energy, we must find ways to counterbalance the negative impacts on livelihoods and income.

Aligning capital needs to investment types in the energy sector

10-14-2022 | 09:45:00
The Energy Catalyst Accelerator Programme (ECAP) accelerates the innovation needed to end energy poverty and improve lives across Africa and Asia.

[Column] Ana Hajduka: The role of utility, challenges of creditworthiness, infrastructure and capacity

09-30-2022 | 08:36:00
Traditional power projects have typically sought to isolate themselves from factors outside the project itself.

[East Business Week] Bob Koigi: Powering the region a renewable energy source at a time

09-23-2022 | 13:44:00
As the East African region seeks to tackle energy poverty by connecting its population that has no access to national grid to power, it is embracing clean, green and renewable energy sources with great success.

[Column] Olusegun Obasanjo: Africa will decide its energy future

08-12-2022 | 10:43:00
In the midst of a global oil-and-gas crisis, Africa must take charge of its own energy destiny, and use its rich resource assets for the benefit of its own people.

[Column] Marlene Mutimawase: Power interruptions paralyze SMEs and Startups in Sub Saharan Africa

08-08-2022 | 13:37:00
Without electricity, children can’t do their schoolwork at night. Businesspeople can’t get information on markets or trade with each other. The situation gets worse when it comes to Small and Medium Enterprises or startups.

[Column] Paul Sinclair: Africa builds an integrated energy economy

07-04-2022 | 09:09:04
The continent is making policy and legislative progress towards a new dispensation where firms from the region can exploit and develop its own resources for the benefit of its people.

[Column] Paul Sinclair: An African energy mix on Africa’s terms

06-29-2022 | 09:39:00
As Africa’s energy sector prepares for the forthcoming Africa Oil Week, Dr Omar Farouk Ibrahim, Secretary-General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation (APPO), says the continent must balance the pursuit of sustainability with its huge energy needs and its significant development challenges.