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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Africa Renewables: “Invest in clean technology to counter the siege on the coal”- SA Minister

Africa Renewables: “Invest in clean technology to counter the siege on the coal”- SA Minister

The coal industry needs to counter the negative attitude towards the industry by investing in clean coal technology and funding research initiatives to find alternative markets for coal, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe. He told delegates at the opening of the fourteenth annual Southern African Coal Conference, on Thursday, that the movement towards clean energy was moving “at breakneck speed”. “Coal mining is under siege. If you don’t understand that, you are from another…

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Africa Mining: Botswana commited to 100 MW solar project

The Botswana government has assured potential renewable-energy investors that it will follow through with the implementation of a proposed 100 MW utility-scale solar project, for which it received 166 responses to a call for expressions of interest (EoI) released earlier this year.

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“Global energy investment down 8% in 2015 with flows signalling move towards cleaner energy” – EIA reports

LONDON, September 14 – In a first-ever detailed analysis of investment across the global energy system, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday that global energy investment fell by 8% in 2015, with a drop in oil and gas upstream spending outweighing continued robust investment in renewables, electricity networks and energy efficiency.

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