DR Congo: Exim Bank India Finances DRC Solar

DR Congo: Exim Bank India Finances DRC Solar

The Indian Export-Import Bank (Exim Bank of India) granted $83.11 million to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to finance three solar power plants. The three solar power plants, with a combined capacity of 35 MW, will be located in the provinces of Karawa, Mbandaka and Lusambo. “With the signing of these three new lines of credit worth $83.11 million, the Exim Bank has, until then, set up 10 credit lines for the…

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Zambia: Largest Solar Plant Complete

Zambia: Largest Solar Plant Complete

President Edgar Lungu has commissioned a 54-MW solar power plant, as the construction of the Bangweulu plant reached completion. The plant is Zambia’s largest renewable energy project, constructed at a cost of $60 million. The solar power plant under the Bangweulu Power Company Limited is a JV of the Industrial Development Corporation and Neoen, a French company. The World Bank Group’s Scaling Solar Project awarded a contract to Neoen to construct a 100 MW solar…

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Mozambique: ExxonMobil Provides $300,000 to Support Cyclone Relief Efforts

Mozambique: ExxonMobil Provides $300,000 to Support Cyclone Relief Efforts

ExxonMobil said today that it is providing $300,000 to aid agencies to support disaster relief and recovery efforts in Mozambique following Cyclone Idai, which made landfall on March 14.

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Mozambique: Exxon, Anadarko donate to cyclone relief

Mozambique: Exxon, Anadarko donate to cyclone relief

Oil and gas companies ExxonMobil and Anadarko have sent donations to aid agencies in Mozambique following a disastrous and deadly Cyclone Idai which made landfall on March 14. According to the UN, the full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, and the emergency “is getting bigger by the hour,” with at least a thousand people feared dead. ExxonMobil and Anadarko, which are working on developing giant…

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South Africa: Workers Union to protest Eskom unbundling

South Africa: Workers Union to protest Eskom unbundling

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) announced on Tuesday that it would march on the African National Congress’ (ANC’s) Luthuli House head office, in Johannesburg, on March 30 to voice its opposition to the unbundling of Eskom.

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Sustainability: “No tomorrow” for many unless consumption falls – UN

Sustainability: “No tomorrow” for many unless consumption falls – UN

Global exploitation of natural resources – from water, sand and timber to oil, coal and gemstones – has more than tripled in 50 years, the United Nations (UN) said on Tuesday, warning of devastating environmental impacts unless demand is reduced. Surging consumption of natural resources – 92-billion tonnes in 2017 – accounts for half of the world’s planet-heating greenhouse-gas emissions and over 90% of the world’s biodiversity loss, the Global Resources Outlook 2019 found. If…

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Africa: “Continent needs cash, science for new clean energy model of development” – leaders

Africa: “Continent needs cash, science for new clean energy model of development” – leaders

African countries must tackle climate change with a new economic model rooted in clean energy, forest protection and technology to support farmers – but they will need more investment and research to make that happen, leaders said on Thursday. French President Emmanuel Macron, who hosted the “One Planet” climate summit in Nairobi, highlighted the example of West Africa’s Solar Mamas, a group of female engineers who install solar systems in their villages. Their work both…

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