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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...
Drought relief, energy and food security the focus of Bank visit to Southern Africa

Drought relief, energy and food security the focus of Bank visit to Southern Africa

08 Apr 16  News
AfDB Group President Akinwumi Adesina concludes Friday, a five-day visit to three Southern African countries – Mozambique, Malawi and South Africa – where he pledged support fo...
New report: Nearly $1 trillion wasted globally on extraneous coal projects, amount could end world energy poverty

New report: Nearly $1 trillion wasted globally on extraneous coal projects, amount could end world energy poverty

31 Mar 16  News
Second Global Coal Plant Tracker Report shows risk of excessive investment remains after reported China coal permit suspension On 29 March, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSw...
Renewable energy investments: Major milestones reached, new world record set

Renewable energy investments: Major milestones reached, new world record set

29 Mar 16  News
Coal and gas-fired electricity generation last year drew less than half the record investment made in solar, wind and other renewables capacity – one of several important firsts ...
Africa – the next clean energy powerhouse?

Africa – the next clean energy powerhouse?

22 Mar 16  News
Can Africa be the next clean energy powerhouse? That was the question posed by the second plenary panel at the Africa CEO Forum – and panelists reached the conclusion that the an...
Energy crisis continues to be Africa’s metaphor for backwardness – Adejumobi

Energy crisis continues to be Africa’s metaphor for backwardness – Adejumobi

16 Mar 16  News
The metaphor for Africa’s continued backwardness is the energy crisis that many countries in the region are grappling with, says Economic Commission for Africa sub-regional offic...
“Lighting up and Powering Africa”: AfDB puts energy on the front burner of Africa’s development agenda

“Lighting up and Powering Africa”: AfDB puts energy on the front burner of Africa’s development agenda

09 Mar 16  News
Energy is the central theme of the African Development Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings as well as its 2015 Annual Report. The theme, “Energy and Climate Change”, unders...
Why “inefficiency” is needed in energy financing for Africa

Why “inefficiency” is needed in energy financing for Africa

03 Mar 16  News
One of the most important findings noted at the Africa launch of the World Bank’s Progress Toward Sustainable Energy: Global Tracking Framework 2015 (GTF) report for th...
Dialogue of African energy stakeholders towards “the Development of a Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Energy in Africa”

Dialogue of African energy stakeholders towards “the Development of a Harmonised Regulatory Framework for Energy in Africa”

25 Feb 16  News
African energy stakeholders met at a 2-day workshop in the margins of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy meeting of the “Reference Group on Infrastructure”, to develop cooperation at...
Africa far from sustainable energy for all, but showing signs of progress

Africa far from sustainable energy for all, but showing signs of progress

19 Feb 16  News
Energy underpins every aspect of economic development. The world acknowledged that by adopting a dedicated UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 7) that aims to ensure access to aff...
Energy industry comes out of its shell to recognize need to share resources and exchange best practices

Energy industry comes out of its shell to recognize need to share resources and exchange best practices

08 Feb 16  News
DHL whitepaper highlights unprecedented market conditions, forcing industry to adjust supply chains New research from DHL, the world’s leading logistics provider, shows that a l...
Global investors must play full role in shifting world to clean energy, says UN chief

Global investors must play full role in shifting world to clean energy, says UN chief

28 Jan 16  News
More than 500 global investors gathered at United Nations Headquarters in New York today to mobilize the trillions of dollars needed to move the world onto the path of clean energy...
AfDB presents New Deal on Energy for Africa and the Transformative Partnership on Energy in Davos

AfDB presents New Deal on Energy for Africa and the Transformative Partnership on Energy in Davos

25 Jan 16  News
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) presented its New Deal on Energy for Africa, and launche...
A new deal on energy for Africa: Power, potential and partnership

A new deal on energy for Africa: Power, potential and partnership

20 Jan 16  News
Africa needs a new deal on energy, and now it has one. US President Roosevelt’s post-Depression New Deal of the 1930s focused on ‘Relief, Recovery and Reform’. For Afri...
Increasing world’s share of renewable energy would boost global GDP up to $1.3 trillion

Increasing world’s share of renewable energy would boost global GDP up to $1.3 trillion

18 Jan 16  News
Dramatically scaling up renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase GDP, social welfare and employment worldwide Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy i...
Despite $28 billion drop in global private infrastructure investment in energy, transport, and water, strong showing of renewable energy projects

Despite $28 billion drop in global private infrastructure investment in energy, transport, and water, strong showing of renewable energy projects

16 Dec 15  News
Despite a sharp decline in private investment in energy, transport, and water infrastructure in developing countries in the first six months of 2015, investment in renewable energy...
Africa grasps renewable energy and adaptation financing at the COP21

Africa grasps renewable energy and adaptation financing at the COP21

08 Dec 15  News
From the opening of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21), African leaders have made strong stands for their continent’s need for energy expansion, and the mi...
Actions on renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries could reduce emissions by 1.7 gt/year by 2020

Actions on renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries could reduce emissions by 1.7 gt/year by 2020

08 Dec 15  News
First report of 1 Gigaton Coalition finds potential for further reductions Initial analysis of almost 6,000 projects targeting renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing...
AfDB to support electricity access for all by 2030 with African Renewable Energy Initiative

AfDB to support electricity access for all by 2030 with African Renewable Energy Initiative

04 Dec 15  News
Africa has launched an ambitious African Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) as the continent’s a major contribution to Conference of Parties (COP21) taking place in Paris, Fran...
Renewable energy could be ‘game changer’ in Africa

Renewable energy could be ‘game changer’ in Africa

20 Nov 15  News
Members of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA) gave their full support this week to helping Africa achieve its target of 300GW of power from renewable energy by 2030, su...

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