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  • Africa’s energy future at a crossroad   When it comes to building the future of energy in Africa, the decisions facing the continent’s leaders today are nothing less than of historical importance. Mor ...
  • Africa is home to one-sixth of the global population, yet the continent accounts for less than 6% of global energy consumption and produces only 2% of global emissions.[1] The continent faces a parall ...
  • The world faces a climate emergency. The emissions from power plants already operating or commissioned have exhausted the carbon budget compatible with keeping warming to 1.5 degrees. Meanwhile, Afric ...
  • It’s a fraction that amounts to approximately 100,000 hospitals, clinics, surgeries and pharmacies. And its impacts have been exacerbated by the past year’s battle with COVID-19. Even prior to the pan ...
  • But what about for people? RE projects work best when they are designed to produce not just power but empowerment: jobs, schools, bridges, gender equality, opportunities for youth. COP26 recognized th ...
  • As the world talks about the energy transition, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), through its IPP Office has recently announced the REIPPPP BW6 Request for Proposals (R ...
  • In the summer of 2014, there was a massive electrical power outage in Egypt. The electricity deficit in Egypt led the country to set a new strategy for electricity—resolving the lack of electricity su ...
  • It was discussed that the solution to the cost problem and the profitability problem in mini and metro-grids is scale. Metro-grids will allow a per unit, per-connection basis that will drive down cost ...
  • Given that there are different pathways for different renewable energies, the financial planning level to help countries meet such climate contributions presents complexities.   Finding access to and ...
  • The electricity demand in Zimbabwe is high as the country continues on a growing path. Currently, 40% of the population has access to electricity, but they all reside in major towns. The country's dai ...
  • In particular, the population of sub-Saharan Africa is projected to double by 2050 (that constitutes a 99% increase) with 60% of the population being under the age of 25. The statistics are worrying a ...