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Germany seeks new hydrogen partnership with Nigeria
31 October, 2023
News agency Clean Energy Wire reports that Germany’s chancellor Olaf...
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South Africa to boost renewables
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 by South Africa's government has outlined its strategy to build over 22 GW of new wind, solar and storage capacity by 2030.

South Africa switches on to landfill gas
Monday, December 12, 2016 by Energy Systems has begun operations at the first of five landfill gas-to-power projects planned for Johannesburg the firm has announced.

South Africa details LNG-to- power programme
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by South Africa’s Department of Energy (DOE) has released long-awaited details of a proposed LNG-to- power programme.

AfDB loan boosts Ethiopian power sector
Friday, July 22, 2016 by The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $104 million loan to help Ethiopia improve its power system.

Kenya taps Rift Valley geothermal resource
Thursday, April 14, 2016 by Kenya has received approval from the Climate Investment Funds' Clean Technology Fund for a $29.65 million concessional loan to co-finance up to two geothermnal projects in the...

World Bank approves Nigeria IPP
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 by A 459 MW independent power project (IPP) in Nigeria has achieved financial close.

AfDB unveils new energy initiative
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 by The African Development Bank (AfDB) has unveiled a new initiative aimed at solving the region's huge energy deficit by 2025.

EEHC targets 4 GW of development
Friday, March 20, 2015 by Masdar, ACWA Power and the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) have concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore developing up to 4 GW of renewable and natural...

Eskom launches investigation into 'poor performance'
Friday, March 13, 2015 by Eskom's board has suspended four senior executives and commissioned an independent inquiry to assess the company's poor performance.

Maintenance backlog strains SA system
Thursday, January 22, 2015 by Rolling blackouts are likely to be a daily occurrence in South Africa over the next few months, says Eskom.

Moroccan strategy on target, says IEA
Thursday, November 06, 2014 by Morocco has made considerable advances in renewable energy deployment and fuel subsidy reform but could make more progress in energy efficiency, according to the IEA.

Sub-Saharan Africa can unlock energy potential, says IEA
Thursday, October 16, 2014 by Under-development of sub-Saharan Africa's considerable energy resources is holding back economic and social development in the region, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says.

World Bank finances Senegal power project
Thursday, August 07, 2014 by The World Bank has signed agreements to finance a new power plant in Senegal that will provide power to over 1.5 million of the country's residents.

Globeleq buys Cameroon assets
Thursday, June 19, 2014 by Independent power producer Globeleq has boosted its presence in sub-Saharan Africa with the purchase of over 300 MW of generating capacity from AES.

Renewables sector growing fast in South Africa
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by South Africa's successful execution of its renewable energy programme has powered the growth of its the renewable energy industry.

Tanzania poised for renewables shift
Thursday, October 03, 2013 by Tanzania is planning to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and make more use of its renewable energy resources with the help of $50 million of funding from the African Development...

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