Africa Energy: Angola helps Sao Tome and Principe to overcome power production crisis

Africa Energy: Angola helps Sao Tome and Principe to overcome power production crisis

The Angolan government plans to send generator groups to Sao Tome and Principe soon to help the West African archipelago to overcome its electricity production crisis, Sao Tome minister Osvaldo Abreu announced.

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Africa Oil & Gas: Kibo Energy renews MoU with EDM on Benga power plant

Africa Oil & Gas: Kibo Energy renews MoU with EDM on Benga power plant

Kibo Energy PLC (Kibo) the multi-asset, Africa focused energy company, has renewed and expanded its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mozambican state-owned electric utility, Electricidade de Mocambique (EDM), to advance the financing, construction and operation of the Benga Independent Power Project (Benga) in Mozambique.

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Sustainability: Global investors say lack of climate action risks financial crash

Sustainability: Global investors say lack of climate action risks financial crash

Global investors managing a combined $32 trillion in assets warned negotiators at the UN climate summit that the lack of action on climate change could provoke a financial crisis much deeper than the 2008 meltdown. For instance, investment firm Schroders said that the global economy could see losses of $23 trillion in the long run without rapid action. On the contrary, a rapid clean energy transition could result in enormous benefits. “The low-carbon economy presents…

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Mozambique Energy: HCB concession extended for another 15 years

Mozambique Energy: HCB concession extended for another 15 years

The concession contract for the Hidroeléctrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB) hydroelectric facility was extended for another 15 years under a government-approved decree on Tuesday, the spokeswoman for the Mozambican Council of Ministers announced.

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Sustainability: “CO2 emissions keep rising” – EIA

Sustainability: “CO2 emissions keep rising” – EIA

The stark news that we’re bringing with us to the global climate conference this week is that carbon emissions from advanced economies are set to rise in 2018 for first time in five years. This is particularly worrisome for global efforts to meet the Paris Agreement.  “Our data shows that despite the strong growth in solar PV and wind, emissions have started to rise again in advanced economies, highlighting the need for deploying all technologies and energy efficiency,”…

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Renewables: African Development Bank support for clean energy access falls short of goals

Renewables: African Development Bank support for clean energy access falls short of goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As the African Development Bank (AfDB) kicks off its first-ever Africa Investment Forum in South Africa, a new analysis released today finds that the AfDB’s own support for the most cost-effective energy access solutions lags far behind what is needed — in contrast to its world-leading pledge to scale up energy access on the continent. Dozens of civil society organizations signed a letter to AfDB decision-makers that drives home the report’s key messages. The report, assessing nearly…

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Sustainability: UNDP, Partners Support Farmers With Solar-powered Irrigation Pumps

Sustainability: UNDP, Partners Support Farmers With Solar-powered Irrigation Pumps

Imagine having to walk 12kilometers daily to a farm, to produce food to feed your family and many others. This notwithstanding, the biggest challenge is having to look for money especially during the dry season, to hire a petrol or diesel-powered water pump to irrigate your crops. The unsustainability of this irrigation process in the face of climate change was forcing many smallholder farmers like Iddrisu Aboubakar, a Vegetable and Fruit Farmer in Tamalgu in…

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Africa Energy: “Regional grid integration with Malawi, Tanzania and Angola as priorities” – SAPP

Africa Energy: “Regional grid integration with Malawi, Tanzania and Angola as priorities” – SAPP

The Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) will prioritise connecting Malawi, Tanzania and Angola to the regional electricity grid by 2021, with an additional 22 000 MW of electricity generation capacity to be added to the regional grid by 2022.

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Africa Mining: Zambia targets 200 MW of solar power to reduce hydro dependency

Africa Mining: Zambia targets 200 MW of solar power to reduce hydro dependency

Zambia is seeking proposals from potential developers of solar power projects with a combined 200 MW capacity as it tries to diversify its energy mix away from hydroelectric power. Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa said in a statement at an investment conference on Tuesday that the 200 MW would be split into small projects, each with a maximum size of 20 MW. Zambia is heavily dependent on hydropower and faced electricity shortages following a drought in…

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