Africa

. All news, projects, policy and regulation announcements concerning electricity generation across Africa, including electrification projects, renewable energy uptake, energy transition news in Africa and utility announcementsTenders, power purchase agreements, and energy auctions from sub-Sarahan Africa, West Africa, East Africa, North Africa and Madagascar will also be included in this section.

Three key ways to accelerate the retirement of coal energy plants

A new report highlights the three key approaches to help global governments and utilities to ensure early retirement of coal energy generation.
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Portugal’s EDP backs eight renewable projects across Africa

EDP has announced €500,000 in funding to help Africa to accelerate the uptake of renewable energy.
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Amazon announces $2 billion Climate Pledge Fund

Amazon has launched The Climate Pledge Fund to support its sustainability strategy and to help other companies to become net-zero by 2040.
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Distributed energy resources market to grow by 75% by 2030

The global annual investments in distributed energy resources (DER) will increase by 75% by 2030, according to a new report issued by Frost & Sullivan.
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Burkina Faso increases generation capacity by 55MW

Burkina Faso's national energy supplier, SONABEL, has worked with MAN Energy Solutions to increase generation capacity by 55MW with the expansion of one of its power plants.
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Corporates’ 2020 progress on energy and sustainability revealed

How corporates are addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing energy landscape whilst prioritising the energy transition.

Over $6 trillion is required per annum to address six global...

The World Economic Forum has released a new whitepaper to help the global investment community to address six specific threats to sustainability.

South Africa takes first steps on 2500 MW nuclear programme

South Africa has taken the first steps in a planned 2500 MW nuclear newbuild programme.
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Climate change to hinder Africa’s hydropower says IEA

The International Energy Agency has released a new report entitled Climate Impacts on African Hydropower.
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New partnership targets startups for global energy reform and decarbonisation

RMI has formed a new alliance with investment firm Emerald Technology Ventures to accelerate decarbonisation and the global energy transformation.

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