Tag: Energy

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...
Low prices should give no cause for complacency on energy security, IEA says

Low prices should give no cause for complacency on energy security, IEA says

13 Nov 15  News
Latest World Energy Outlook also sees clear signs that the energy transition is underway, but warns strong direction is needed from Paris climate summit An extended period of lowe...
Energy Situation in Southern Africa

Energy Situation in Southern Africa

11 Nov 15  Discussion
Brian Mureverwi, a tralac Intern, comments on the current energy crisis in southern Africa Power cuts (or load shedding) have become commonplace in several countries in southern A...
A tall agenda awaits energy specialists and policy makers at CCDA 5

A tall agenda awaits energy specialists and policy makers at CCDA 5

26 Oct 15  News
Energy specialists and policy makers will have a lot to talk about at the forthcoming Conference on climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA 5), according to the organizing c...
Creating the necessary framework to mobilize sustainable energy investment in Africa: SE4All Africa Hub Annual Report

Creating the necessary framework to mobilize sustainable energy investment in Africa: SE4All Africa Hub Annual Report

15 Oct 15  News
The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Africa Hub launched on Tuesday, October 13 in Abidjan its Annual Report for 2014-2015, which outlines the progress made to date in helping t...
Renewable energy rising in Southern Africa

Renewable energy rising in Southern Africa

06 Oct 15  News
SADC becoming a key player in the international trend towards development of renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Renewables now account for 23.5% of generation An un...
AfDB unveils “New Deal for Energy in Africa”

AfDB unveils “New Deal for Energy in Africa”

18 Sep 15  News
A blue print to get rid of Africa’s energy poverty by 2025 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) unveiled its landmark initiative to solve Africa’s huge energy deficit by ...
Turn energy plans into action, ECOWAS countries told

Turn energy plans into action, ECOWAS countries told

15 Sep 15  News
The African Development Bank has lauded the development of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Action Agendas, and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Action Plans by Ec...
Seizing Africa’s Energy, Agriculture and Climate Opportunities: Address by Kofi Annan at the Africa Forum 2015

Seizing Africa’s Energy, Agriculture and Climate Opportunities: Address by Kofi Annan at the Africa Forum 2015

11 Sep 15  News
Kofi Annan summarized Africa’s current challenges and opportunities during the 15th International Economic Forum on Africa: “Africa Beyond 2015”, organized by the OECD Develo...
EAC energy security policy in the pipeline

EAC energy security policy in the pipeline

04 Sep 15  News
East African Community (EAC) Partner States are in the process to formulate a comprehensive energy security policy with a view to  enable the generation of affordable and reli...
34th Meeting of SADC Energy Ministers

34th Meeting of SADC Energy Ministers

28 Jul 15  News
The 34th Meeting of the Ministers responsible for Energy in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held on the 24th of July 2015, at the Sandton Convention Centre, i...
SE4All expert report details concrete ways to boost finance for sustainable energy

SE4All expert report details concrete ways to boost finance for sustainable energy

14 Jul 15  News
Sees near-term potential to raise additional $120 billion a year by 2020 Innovative financial mechanisms in four key areas have the potential to boost crucial investment in sustai...
Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win for people, power and planet, Annan report urges

Boost investment in Africa’s energy for a triple win for people, power and planet, Annan report urges

24 Jun 15  News
African governments, investors, and international financial institutions must significantly scale up investment in energy to unlock Africa’s potential as a global low-carbon supe...
SE4All Action Agendas set stage for mobilizing investment in sustainable energy in Africa

SE4All Action Agendas set stage for mobilizing investment in sustainable energy in Africa

22 May 15  News
African countries are one step closer to realizing the goals of universal energy access through following a coordinated approach to energy sector development at the country level a...
Where does the world stand in reaching Sustainable Energy objectives?

Where does the world stand in reaching Sustainable Energy objectives?

19 May 15  News
The world is on the right track to make sustainable energy a reality for everyone by 2030, but that can only happen if countries dramatically accelerate their efforts and have acce...
Security, energy and roads take big share of budgets in the region

Security, energy and roads take big share of budgets in the region

04 May 15  News
East African governments have increased their annual budgets for the 2015/2016 fiscal year, with more spending directed to security and key sectors expected to drive growth. But t...