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Commentary: Smart cities play integral role in urban sustainability

Smart cities are much more than a city that is digitally enabled and teeming with technology. Smart cities are cities that centre innovation in all its forms in fulfilling their purpose and promote best practices in urban sustainability.
Risk mitigation

Webinar 22 April: Risk mitigation for successful financing of solar PV...

Join UL experts in a discussion on key technologies and trends, accurate energy modelling and relevant design considerations toward risk mitigation in utility-scale PV projects.

Stellenbosch University scores a high rating in energy efficiency

The Admin B building at Stellenbosch University has received the first-ever Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in recognition of its commitment to energy efficiency.

Ethiopia: Collaboration launches a digital centre in Addis Ababa

Orange and partners have launched the Addis Ababa Orange Digital Centre, an ecosystem that is dedicated to digital skills and innovation.

GE: Pathways to faster decarbonisation with gas and renewables

While renewables are growing rapidly, increases are not occurring fast enough, and they are still projected to provide less than half of the global electricity supply by 2040.

IFC partnership to help Moroccan companies improve on ESG practices

IFC has signed an agreement with the Moroccan Capital Market Authority that will help companies enhance their reporting on ESG practices.

Benin: Results-based finance facility now open for minigrid projects

The Universal Energy Facility, a results-based financing facility managed by SEforALL, has now opened a new window of financing for minigrid projects in Benin.
IFC initiative to enable banks scale up climate finance

New IFC initiative enables banks to scale up climate finance

The IFC programme is designed to increase climate lending by participating banks in Egypt, Mexico, the Philippines, and South Africa to 30% of their portfolios by 2030, while reducing exposure to coal.
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Madagascar secures $43m AfDB loan for 2nd phase of power transmission...

AfDB has approved a loan of $42.9m to finance the second phase of a major power transmission and interconnection project in Madagascar.

Consortium wins bid to develop hybrid solar projects in DRC

Essor has won a bid to build greenfield hybrid solar power generation and distribution projects in three cities in northern DRC.
Digital Energy for Africa - women, gender equality

Digital Energy Festival: The good vibes continued in week 3…

Overheard at the Digital Energy Festival: "The world is clearly embracing hydrogen as a clean energy source in order to decarbonise traditionally carbon-heavy sectors."
Digital Energy Festival hydrogen

After renewables, hydrogen is the next logical step for Africa

Africa’s readiness to embrace green hydrogen was a key topic discussed in a recent Digital Energy Festival webinar.

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