[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.

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.