SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Lancement de transport des motos électriques au Bénin

05-26-2022 | 12:38:00
Le passage aux moteurs électriques représente une étape importante pour les pays désireux de réduire leur émission de gaz à effet de serre et d’assurer aux professionnels du secteur des transports, aux ménages et aux entreprises une mobilité électrique inclusive.

Le Sénégal inaugure une centrale solaire de 23 MW

05-26-2022 | 12:07:00
Au Sénégal, le gouvernement a trouvé en l’Allemagne un nouveau partenaire pour accélérer l’implantation de projets d’énergies renouvelables.

Deux nouveaux barrages hydroélectriques de 331 MW à construire par le moyen d’un PPP

05-26-2022 | 10:58:00
Le gouvernement congolais a signé une convention avec un consortium de deux sociétés privées pour la construction des barrages hydroélectriques Morala et Nyanga dans le sud du pays, d’une capacité totale de production de 331 mégawatts.

UK and AfDB Sign Room to Run, a $2 Billion Climate Guarantee for Africa

05-26-2022 | 10:17:51
Vicky Ford, UK Minister for Africa, and Akinwumi Adesina, AfDB President, initialed the "Room to Run" guarantee agreement, which will allow the AfDB to release up to $2 billion in financing to support climate-related projects in Africa.

La Grande Bretagne et la BAD signent Room to Run, une garantie de 2 milliards $ pour le climat en Afrique

05-26-2022 | 10:11:00
Vicky Ford, ministre britannique pour l'Afrique, et Akinwumi Adesina, président de la BAD, ont paraphé l’accord de garantie « Room to Run », censé permettre à la BAD de débloquer jusqu'à 2 milliards $ de financement pour soutenir des projets liés au climat en Afrique.

Energy leaders call for scaling up investment to accelerate Africa’s clean energy transition

05-26-2022 | 09:47:00
Energy leaders gathered in Rome during the RES4Africa Foundation 10th Anniversary High-Level Policy Event to take stock of a decade of action and set priorities for accelerating Africa’s clean energy transition.

ECP promotes African energy investment on Africa Day 2022

05-25-2022 | 10:44:18
This year’s Africa Day is being celebrated under the theme, ‘Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent,’ centered around the need to strengthen agro-food systems and health and social protection systems for the acceleration of human, social and economic capital development.

Huawei and SolarEdge sign global patent license agreement

05-24-2022 | 12:36:05
The agreement includes a cross license that covers patents relating to both companies' products, and grants certain other rights.

Solenova, an Eni-Sonangol joint venture, lays the first stone of Angola's first photovoltaic project

05-24-2022 | 12:15:36
Solenova, a joint venture equally owned by Eni and Sonangol for the development of renewable energy projects, has laid the first stone of what will be Angola’s first photovoltaic power plant in Caraculo, in the province of Namibe.

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa has been rebranded as Enlit Africa

05-23-2022 | 17:07:34
After two years in limbo, the African events industry is making a comeback in June 2022 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the latest edition of Africa’s most respected power and energy event-African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa, which is now known as Enlit Africa.

Mercy Corps and Energy Peace Partners to promote renewable energy in refugee communities

05-23-2022 | 13:17:02
Mercy Corps is launching a new partnership with Energy Peace Partners (EPP) to advance clean, sustainable and affordable energy services in humanitarian settings where the two organizations work, starting in Ethiopia. 

Dr. Daniel Alexander Schroth appointed as director of the renewable energy and energy efficiency department

05-22-2022 | 20:21:26
The African Development Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel Alexander Schroth as Director of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department.

African Energy Week (AEW) releases first video for its energy investment drive

05-20-2022 | 12:17:01
Africa’s premier event for the oil and gas industry, African Energy Week (AEW) 2022, has officially launched the first video for its energy investment tour ahead of the event’s 2022 edition

GET.invest Burundi donne le coup d'envoi de ses premières activités

05-19-2022 | 11:39:00
GET.invest Burund vise à répondre aux besoins du pays en matière d'accès abordable, fiable et propre aux services énergétiques aux côtés de ses partenaires régionaux.

IFC and Mphanda Nkuwa Implementation Office sign agreement to support hydropower project in Mozambique

05-18-2022 | 12:42:48
IFC and the Ministry of Mineral Resource and Energy (MIREME), announced a collaboration to develop a 1,500-megawatt hydropower project and associated transmission facilities to increase access to clean energy in Mozambique and other Southern African countries,
 
Features

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.

[Column] Roberto Vigotti: A people-oriented energy transition

02-28-2022 | 08:24:00
The creation of African supply chains and the birth of regional production poles should be the starting point, together with greater investments in research, innovation and capacity building.

[Column] Patrick Prestele : Green Hydrogen: The new energy frontier in Africa

02-17-2022 | 06:20:21
As part of the agreement, countries have set out a range of clean energy and energy efficiency targets ("Nationally Determined Contributions") to cut emissions.

Rooftop Solar Power in Uganda: Changing lives, one family at a time

02-15-2022 | 18:11:00
The shift from the polluting paraffin lamps to clean solar power has not only increased Bridget’s earnings, it has also improved the family’s health.

[Independent Energy Case] Rwanda fish farm solar system project

01-25-2022 | 13:16:00
Africa's appetite for fish is increasing; and since supply cannot keep up with demand from an increasing African population, fish has continued to fetch greater prices in African marketplaces.

Green energy deployment and low carbon industrialisation on the horizon, SAWEA

01-25-2022 | 10:53:00
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) expects 2022 to be a year defined by the accelerated uptake of green power procurement and South Africa’s intensifying commitment to the climate agenda.