Alternative Energy

Kenya targets 100% green energy by 2020

Nov 13, 2018

Kenya targets 100 per cent transition to green energy by 2020 to address the climate change challenge, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said. President Kenyatta said renewable energy makes up 70 per cent of Kenya’s installed electric power capacity, with investment scaled up. He said the aggressive investments to reach this figure have been made simultaneously…

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IFC coordinates financing package for hydropower project in Cameroon

Nov 12, 2018

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the government of Cameroon, and EDF have signed a set of agreements that will lead to the construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric plant. The project is a 420MW run-of-river plant that will increase Cameroon’s power generation capacity by 30%. It has benefited from the engagement of the…

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Coalition urges AfDB to push for 100% renewable energy future

Nov 12, 2018

In a bid to have Africa commit to 100% renewable energy and to increase transparency in the continent’s energy sector, Zero – a coalition campaign between climate change volunteers and Non-Profit Organisations (NGOs) around the continent, was established. The campaign was launched last week on the side-lines of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Africa Investment…

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ZPC, Intratrek dispute over Zimbabwe solar project rages on

Nov 11, 2018

Intratrek Zimbabwe, which is entangled in contractual dispute with Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) over the Gwanda solar plant, has filed submissions to the High Court seeking an order compelling ZPC to allow it to fulfill terms of the project agreement or be paid $25 million damages for breach of contract. This comes after a dispute…

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SINN Power begins 2nd phase of renewable energies project in Guinea

Nov 10, 2018

SINN Power is gathering the necessary data to evaluate the renewable energy potential in Conakry, Guinea, considering wave, wind and solar resources. SINN Power has initiated the second phase of this project on behalf of customer Guinea Gold PLC. This involves installing an autonomous measurement station for wave, wind and solar data. During a first…

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New South Africa wind projects promise to boost employment

Nov 10, 2018

South Africa’s wind energy industry was under the spotlight this week at the 2018 Windaba in Cape Town. Among the key themes at this year’s event, the first event since the lifting of the REIPPP impasse, was on growing investment in the industry. Anne Henschel, managing director of Nordex South Africa and South African Wind…

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Ncondezi Energy to conclude agreement for 300Mw power project in Mozambique

Nov 8, 2018

Ncondezi Energy announced that it has received a letter of support from the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) for its integrated 300MW power and coal mine project and also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Mozambican state power utility Electricity de Mozambique (EDM). According to a company statement, the letter of…

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Morocco revises 2030 renewable energy targets upward

Nov 8, 2018

King Mohammed VI, Morocco’s ruler, has ordered the 2030 targets for renewable energies be revised upward. Up to this point, the country had planned to produce 52% of its electricity from renewable sources. But King Mohammed VI said this was not enough and that the country must go further. The King also ordered the implementation…

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Tender process for coal power projects to go ahead in Tanzania

Nov 8, 2018

Edenville Energy PLC on Thursday said it is “very encouraged” Tanzania’s state-owned electricity utility has re-opened the tender for coal power projects. Tanzania Electricity Supply Co, or Tanesco, cancelled the tenders on Friday last week, but Edenville said the process have now resumed. Chief Executive Rufus Short said: “It is very encouraging the tender process…

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New law to allow private sector investments in Ethiopia’s biofuel sector

Nov 8, 2018

A new bill is in the works to allow the involvement of the private sector in development, production, distribution and the sale of biofuel energy. The law will be the first to be enacted for the biofuel energy industry. The Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas is drafting the proclamation, regulation and directives that will…

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