SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

World Bank approves $335m to scale up grid extension and densification in Tanzania

09-27-2022 | 09:36:00
The World Bank approved an additional financing of $335 million to support Tanzania’s efforts to scale up grid extension and grid densification, following the country’s achievement as one of the fastest electricity access expansion rates in Africa.

Renewable energy jobs hit 12.7 million globally, report

09-23-2022 | 09:27:04
The report describes how strong domestic markets are key to anchoring a drive toward clean energy industrialisation. Developing renewable technology export capabilities is also dependent on this, it adds.

ECB has issued generation and export licenses to Schonau Solar Energy for 25 MW solar PV plant project

09-22-2022 | 12:34:00
The Namibian Electricity Control Board (ECB) has issued generation and export licenses to Schonau Solar Energy, a 125 MW solar PV plant being developed by renewable energy company, Emesco.

Amazon announces 71 new renewable energy projects globally

09-22-2022 | 08:38:32
Amazon has announced that it is expanding its renewable energy portfolio globally, with an additional 2.7 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable energy projects.

Over 20,000 Solar Systems installed for poor households through BRD #CanaChallenge

09-21-2022 | 12:40:52
#CanaChallenge is a Corporate Social Responsibility campaign launched in December 2021 by the Development Bank of Rwanda with the aim of contributing to the Government of Rwanda’s objective of connecting all Rwandan households to electricity by 2024.

Decentralized Renewable Energy sector has created over 370,000 jobs in Africa, report

09-21-2022 | 12:00:00
The increased demand for Decentralized Renewable Energy, DRE, solutions is creating hundreds of thousands of formal and informal jobs with the sector becoming a major employment engine.

Bboxx and Unilever to connect over one million people to clean energy products and services across Kenya

09-21-2022 | 10:12:34
Despite significant efforts to date, nearly 40% of the rural population in Kenya don’t have access to electricity currently, demonstrating the urgent need for energy solutions in the country

Power Up campaign calls for investment in green energy to tackle the climate crisis

09-20-2022 | 12:24:15
The campaign calls for wealthy nations to greatly increase climate adaptation funding, and to ensure a significant share of this funding supports access to green, affordable energy for people facing climate catastrophe.

Nigeria commits to the clean energy demand initiative’s goals with corporate partners

09-20-2022 | 12:21:50
Together, the companies seek to unlock investment in clean energy infrastructure arising from commercial and industrial sector operations.

Scatec signs power purchase agreement for construction of solar PV facility in Botswana

09-19-2022 | 17:00:10
Scatec and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), signed a binding 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the construction of a solar PV facility with a contracted capacity of 50 megawatt at Selebi Phikwe.

ECOWAS Energy Experts set to validate a Regional Electricity Code

09-19-2022 | 11:11:00
ECOWAS Regional Electricity Code is the main agenda item of a workshop holding in Dakar, Senegal from the 13th to 16th of September 2022. Energy experts from ECOWAS Member States, the European Union, the Directorate of Energy and Mines and relevant specialised agencies of ECOWAS, and certain regional institutions have four days in which to validate the draft document under review.

Ghana signs RLSF MoU to promote access to reliable, clean, and affordable electricity

09-16-2022 | 14:05:00
In line with its mission to promote access to reliable, clean, and affordable electricity, the Government of Ghana has signed an MoU with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) for the roll-out of the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) within the country.

Samsung Electronics announced its new environmental strategy

09-15-2022 | 12:02:00
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced its new environmental strategy, a comprehensive effort to join global efforts to tackle climate change.

Bboxx acquires West African solar energy company PEG Africa

09-15-2022 | 09:41:00
Bboxx has cemented its status as the platform for life-changing products and services on the African continent by joining forces with PEG Africa, one of the largest providers of distributed energy in West Africa and one of the continent’s fastest-growing companies.

New IFC Podcast promotes women in Africa’s Renewable Energy Sector

09-14-2022 | 13:06:00
With renewable energy forecast to play a growing role in Africa's energy future, IFC has launched a new podcast series to promote the role of women in the sector as senior executive, engineers and thought leaders.
 
Features

[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.

UNDP calls for increased investment to support swift energy transition providing access for all

05-20-2022 | 13:33:08
The UN Development Programme called for vastly increased public and private investment to transform energy systems in support of a just energy transition.

[Column] Sergio Pugliese: Opportunities created by Angola’s energy transition

05-13-2022 | 09:51:00
Angola’s energy transition continues to power the country’s grid and cultivate socioeconomic opportunities.

[Column] Anthony Osijo: How to sustainably finance renewable energy industry

05-05-2022 | 12:48:48
​​​​​​​ There are clearly multiple hurdles at play when considering how best to solve the major global problem of energy poverty. This includes means of sustainably financing efforts to reach SDG7 – clean energy for all.

Addressing energy poverty and the case for coal in Africa

05-03-2022 | 12:03:43
While coal has played a huge role regarding power generation in Africa, global climate policies are threatening the continued use of the energy resource, opting rather for cleaner sources of energy. 

[Column] Verner Ayukegba: Angola targets 60% electrification by 2025 driven by renewables

04-22-2022 | 11:40:47
The Angolan government has reiterated its commitment to expanding the share of renewables in the country’s energy mix, with targets set to increase the utilization of renewable energy sources to 70% by 2025.

Support Shifts away from Fossil Fuels Despite Rising Energy Prices, Survey Finds

03-31-2022 | 11:10:00
According to a new survey, there is strong global support – across all countries and demographic groups – for the energy transition to move away from fossil fuels.

[Column] Kenneth Engblom: Africa can adopt renewable energy on a massive scale and save billions along the way

03-18-2022 | 08:56:00
Countries across Africa want to make good on their objective of building huge amounts of new generation capacity to anticipate on vast increases in energy demand and set the continent on the path of growth and development it deserves.

[Column] Kelly Mealia: Africa is well-positioned to step in as major gas supplier to Europe

03-10-2022 | 09:16:00
Given the events currently taking place between Russia and Ukraine, the potential gas shortage in Europe as a result of this conflict has solidified Africa’s position as a potential major gas exporter to international markets.

[Column] Verner Ayukegba: Top four sectors for FDI in Angola

03-04-2022 | 08:29:29
Over the course of 2022-2023 Angola aims to consolidate its post COVID-19 economic recovery agenda on the back of stronger oil and gas prices.

[Column] Kelly-Ann Mealia: Investment in Africa’s Hydrocarbon projects needed to fund the continent’s energy transition

03-02-2022 | 09:02:00
With the financial technology revolution taking place all over Africa, the call to privatize investment towards hydrocarbon projects through private capital raising methods has been seen as a way to develop short-, medium-, and long-term commitments to energy development on the continent.