Africa Energy: Zimbabwe Mnangagwa’s Cabinet meeting disrupted by power cuts

Africa Energy: Zimbabwe Mnangagwa’s Cabinet meeting disrupted by power cuts

The ongoing power outages that have ravaged Harare since Tuesday interrupted a Cabinet meeting, NewsDay reported. Energy minister Joram Gumbo told NewsDay yesterday that he was aware of the prevailing power blackouts that have affected Harare residents.

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Africa Energy: AfDB to provide €229m for Rwanda electricity programme

Africa Energy: AfDB to provide €229m for Rwanda electricity programme

The Rwandan government has signed a €229.20-million funding agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) to support the country’s electricity supply improvement programme and expand access to electricity under the Scaling Up Electricity Access Program Phase II (SEAP II).

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Industry Analysis: Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for building a secure and sustainable energy system

Industry Analysis: Energy efficiency is the cornerstone for building a secure and sustainable energy system

 A global effort to deploy the right energy efficiency policies could, on its own, see greenhouse gas emissions peak quickly and then fall even as the global economy doubles between now and 2040, according to the IEA’s latest analysis on energy efficiency.

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Mozambique Energy: Govt to invest US$34 billion in electric power production

Mozambique Energy: Govt to invest US$34 billion in electric power production

The Mozambican government has approved the Integrated Electricity Infrastructure Master Plan valued at more than US$34 billion, of which US$18 billion is expected to be invested in electricity generation infrastructure.

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Africa Energy: Hydropower plants generate most of Angola energy

Africa Energy: Hydropower plants generate most of Angola energy

Angola’s electricity sector has been saving a total of 669,000 litres of gasoline per day since 2017, with the start-up of new hydroelectric plants, Angolan President João Lourenço said in his State of the Nation speech in Luanda on Monday.

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Africa Renewables: Algeria to Manufacture RE Parts in partnership with General Electric

Africa Renewables: Algeria to Manufacture RE Parts in partnership with General Electric

The first turbines manufactured in Algeria will be available by July 2019, according to the CEO of the country’s state-run utility Sonelgaz. Mohamed Arkab said the goal is being achieved through a partnership with GE. The country has indeed signed an agreement to create a JV co-founded by both entities under the 51/49 rule. Called GEAT, the JV company will manufacture the equipment of a power plant, such as alternators and control systems. In addition,…

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Sustainability: Climate crisis spurs UN call for $2.4tn fossil fuel shift

Sustainability: Climate crisis spurs UN call for $2.4tn fossil fuel shift

The world must invest $2.4-trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to scientists convened by the United Nations. Their report published Monday adds pressure on policymakers and businesses to step up their response to global warming, which is boosting sea levels, making storms more violent and exacerbating poverty. The atmosphere is already almost 1…

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