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The Islamic Development Bank injects $252.5m into Pakistan's vital projects

IsDB provides $252.5m to support Pakistan's 'green' agenda and anti-Covid drive...

3 Jan 2022

Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate
Legacy energy infrastructure: The hidden threat to our climate

It's easy to identify the biggest climate threats: coal and oil-fired power stations pouring emissions into the atmosphere, heavy industry smoking...

By Vladimir Milovanovic 9 Dec 2021

DLA Piper releases Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report
DLA Piper releases Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report

The Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report, recently published by DLA Piper Africa, entails an in-depth look at where the continent stands in...

3 Dec 2021

2021 PwC Africa Energy Review: Will Africa realise a just transition?
2021 PwC Africa Energy Review: Will Africa realise a just transition?

PwC recently released its Africa Energy Review 2021 which looks at the trends and patterns in Africa across fossil fuels and renewables...

17 Nov 2021

Africa-focused Lekela plans to spend $2bn to double renewables capacity
Africa-focused Lekela plans to spend $2bn to double renewables capacity

Africa-focused renewables developer Lekela plans to invest around $2bn to more than double its renewable power capacity on the continent...

By Marwa Rashad 15 Nov 2021

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Pharmaceutical companies collaborate against climate change

The Energize programme, a collaboration between 10 global pharmaceutical companies to engage hundreds of suppliers in climate action and decarbonisation of the pharmaceutical value chain...

5 Nov 2021

We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning
We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning

An astonishing 82% decrease in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy since 2010 has given the world a fighting chance to build a zero-emissions...

By Lucas Kruitwagen 2 Nov 2021

#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash
#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash

As crucial UN climate change negotiations got underway in Glasgow on Sunday, 31 October, many African nations - relatively tiny contributors to...

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla 2 Nov 2021

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...

26 Oct 2021

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 25 Oct 2021

Water-poor Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in five years
Water-poor Egypt eyes quadrupling desalination capacity in five years

Water-scarce Egypt aims to more than quadruple desalination capacity by granting private companies concessions from its sovereign wealth fund...

By Patrick Werr 21 Oct 2021

Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup
Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup

Cyprus and Egypt signed an accord on Saturday, 16 October, to pursue links between the electricity transmission networks of the two countries...

By Michele Kambas 18 Oct 2021

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

UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks
UN council urges Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan to restart dam talks

The UN Security Council on Wednesday, 15 September, urged Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan to resume African Union-led talks to reach a binding deal...

By Michelle Nichols 16 Sep 2021

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete
Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 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



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