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More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO
More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO

According to the Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021, renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year...

4 hours ago

Africans call on global community to honour commitment to 'just, inclusive' energy transition
Africans call on global community to honour commitment to 'just, inclusive' energy transition

When nearly 200 government and business leaders from around the globe signed the Paris Agreement in December 2015, they did more than...

By NJ Ayuk 1 day ago

Africa on the cusp of a new energy paradigm - Kearney paper
Africa on the cusp of a new energy paradigm - Kearney paper

According to a recently published white paper from Kearney, A new energy path to viability for African utilities, Africa is on the cusp of a transition into a new energy...

12 Oct 2021

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research
Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive...

By Siddharth Joshi, James Glynn and Shivika Mittal 12 Oct 2021

Global Wind Energy Council launches Africa WindPower
Global Wind Energy Council launches Africa WindPower

In order to accelerate Africa's energy transition, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched Africa WindPower (AWP), a regional body representing..

6 Oct 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

Electricity is vital for improving the quality of life of many in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
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Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why
Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa
AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

31 Dec 2020

Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor
Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme
AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery
RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing...

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