Everyone jostled to be visible, ranging from the African Union, business lobbies to players such as Ethiopian Airlines and French oil major Total
Daring vendors exploit the group's need for fuel sell a 25-litre jerrycan for $250-$350 each; a mark-up of nearly 2,600% from $13
You might have missed it, but S.Africa has not had any blackouts for over 6 months—for a surprising reason
‘The issue isn’t that [national electricity company] Eskom has magically turned around, but that demand has fundamentally collapsed'.
“Africa is moving in a direction of industrialisation. People are beginning to see power as a right”
When complete, its mirrors will cover the same area as the country's capital, Rabat
The good news is that increased investment in clean energies is happening at a time when oil is dirt cheap
The plant is part of a vision to raise renewable energy production to 42% of its total power needs by 2020.
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Western nations keen on financing clean energy, but as Zimbabwe deal shows, the continent's power needs are too immediate.
On the farm next door, 40,000 cattle roamed about, chewing the cud that would become brown gold.
Uganda plans to enforce that biofuels comprise as much as 20% of oil products once it starts crude output.
Electricity everywhere in Africa in 10 years? No problem says new AfDB chief, we can find $55bn for it
At least 620 million people have no access to power on the continent, including vast populations in South Sudan, Somalia and DR Congo.
Africa’s largest wind farm will power over 2 million Kenyan homes—and now Google wants a slice of it
The US-based technology company will buy a 12.5% share of the $700 million project, which is set for completion in 2017.
In 2014, early- stage investments in off-grid solar companies operating in developing countries stood at a record $63.9 million
General Electric and state-owned Chinese firm to partner in project that falls under Obama’s Power Africa plan as rivals tag team.
The plant will be fed 50,000 metric tons of plant waste a year sourced from VegPro Group, East Africa’s biggest exporter of vegetables to the UK.
It's the latest deal for green energy in Africa, that attracted more than $8 billion in renewables investment in 2014, a record for the continent
Green energy operates by a very different politics and patronage model than conventional sources - and African governments should be prepared
If Africa reinvested just 5% of its annual oil and coal export revenues, that would be enough to supply electricity to every home on the continent.
We look at five options for accelerating Africa’s transformation; all of them will require a bold reconceptualising of policy directions