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Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report

Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report

08 Jun 17  News
The world is now adding more green energy capacity each year than it adds in new capacity from all fossil fuels combined, a United Nations-backed report revealed on Wednesday, show...
New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

New Atlas shows energy potential of Africa and opportunities for investment to meet Africa’s energy needs

04 May 17  News
Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released today by the UN Environment a...
African Ministers adopt Declaration for the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism

African Ministers adopt Declaration for the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tourism

22 Mar 17  News
The Ministerial Session of the First Ordinary Session of the AU Specialized Technical Committee on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructure, Energy and Tou...
SADC seeks investment in energy

SADC seeks investment in energy

22 Mar 17  News
Southern Africa will soon convene a special conference to present its multi-billion-dollar energy infrastructure development plan to potential funders. SADC Council of Ministers c...
Inaugural STC meeting on Energy, Transport and Tourism kicks off in Togo

Inaugural STC meeting on Energy, Transport and Tourism kicks off in Togo

14 Mar 17  News
The First Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Transport, Transcontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism (TII...
World Bank scores sustainable energy policies in 111 countries

World Bank scores sustainable energy policies in 111 countries

16 Feb 17  News
An increasing number of developing countries – Mexico, China, Turkey, India, Vietnam, Brazil, and South Africa – are emerging as leaders in sustainable energy, with robust poli...
Making renewable energy more accessible in sub-Saharan Africa

Making renewable energy more accessible in sub-Saharan Africa

14 Feb 17  News
In Africa today, more than 500 million people live without electricity.  In fact, fewer than one in five Africans was connected to the power grid in 2012, and despite a modest...
Trade and the environment

Trade and the environment

04 Jan 17  Themes
Trade is inextricably linked to the threat of climate change, one of the most urgent issues facing sustainable development. While growth in trade-related activities can contribute ...
Sustainable energy financing key to bright future for Africa’s poorest countries

Sustainable energy financing key to bright future for Africa’s poorest countries

22 Dec 16  News
Access to finance is vital for Africa’s poorest countries to develop sustainable energy initiatives and build renewable power capacity, which would contribute to ending poverty, ...
Climate change and clean energy in the 2030 Agenda: What role for the trade system?

Climate change and clean energy in the 2030 Agenda: What role for the trade system?

03 Nov 16  News
The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supporting targets and the Addis Ababa Action A...
African govts urged to harmonise energy laws to attract investments

African govts urged to harmonise energy laws to attract investments

02 Nov 16  News
African governments have been urged to harmonise regulatory and legal frameworks to attract more investors into the continent’s energy sector. Kipyego Cheluget, the Common Marke...
Financing infrastructure in Africa: First STC on transport, intercontinental and inter-regional infrastructures, energy and tourism

Financing infrastructure in Africa: First STC on transport, intercontinental and inter-regional infrastructures, energy and tourism

28 Oct 16  News
The First Ordinary Session meeting of the STC on Transport, Intercontinental and Interregional Infrastructures, Energy and Tourism will be held in Lomé, Togo from 13 to 17 March 2...
Despite high energy needs, industries can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions

Despite high energy needs, industries can help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions

05 Sep 16  News
Industries and the products they make can play a considerable role in the global effort to tackle climate change. Making them part of the solution while helping them stay competiti...
Harnessing resources for industrialization – SADC talks energy infrastructure investment

Harnessing resources for industrialization – SADC talks energy infrastructure investment

22 Aug 16  News
Southern African leaders are expected to discuss measures to mobilise resources for developing energy infrastructure as a key enabler for the region’s industrialisation thrust as...
SADC member states urged to establish more joint investments on energy, water

SADC member states urged to establish more joint investments on energy, water

07 Jul 16  News
Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States must establish more joint investments on strategic energy and water projects to promote region energy and water security...
Cooperation in energy, trade; Major focus of PM’s Africa trip

Cooperation in energy, trade; Major focus of PM’s Africa trip

05 Jul 16  News
Deepening cooperation in areas of hydrocarbons, maritime security, trade and investment, agriculture and food will be major focus of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day ...
A record breaking year for renewable energy: New installations, policy targets, investment and jobs

A record breaking year for renewable energy: New installations, policy targets, investment and jobs

07 Jun 16  News
On 1 June, REN21 published the most comprehensive annual overview of the state of renewable energy. The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report reveals that renewables are now firmly ...
Fueling growth and financing risk: The benefits and risks of China’s development finance in the global energy sector

Fueling growth and financing risk: The benefits and risks of China’s development finance in the global energy sector

19 May 16  News
According to new GEGI research in collaboration with Yongzhong Wang of the Chinese Academy of Social Science’s Institute for World Economics and Politics, in just over a decade C...
WEF Kigali meeting to address skills, energy gap

WEF Kigali meeting to address skills, energy gap

10 May 16  News
The World Economic Forum for Africa, scheduled to kick off in Kigali tomorrow, will be an opportunity to create awareness about the anticipated Fourth Industrial Revolution, which ...
Harvesting the sun: Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

Harvesting the sun: Scaling up solar power to meet Africa’s energy needs

11 Apr 16  News
In Niger’s eastern region of Diffa in the south of the Ténéré Desert – a vast sandy area across Niger and Chad up in the Sahara desert – are the ruins of a centu...

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