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Solar energy brightening the minds of refugees

Software company, Salesforce has joined the Simbi Foundation’s Read-A-Thon in a partnership aimed at improving literacy in refugee camps.

Kenya electricity supply and demand in an upward swing – KenGen

The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority has released a report stating that the Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has exceeded expectations in the amount of electricity generated through its hydropower stations.

Assessing the impact of ATI’s Regional Liquidity Support Facility

Obbie Banda, underwriter at the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) writes about the lessons learned, digitalisation, COVID-19 impact, and a new structure for Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF).

Grid challenges a massive obstacle to Africa’s access to energy

RES4Africa and PwC have released a new study Private Sector Participation in African Grid Development. The study identifies underfinancing, inefficiency and insufficient extension of electricity grids as the main obstacles to Africa’s access to energy.

SA ranked the highest CO2 producer in transport

New research published by Moneybarn reveals South Africa is ranked the highest when it comes to producing the most CO2 emission from transport.

Cooling, cold chain advances energy efficiency for food, vaccines

The Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold Chain is set to develop a pan-continental network of outreach centres – thanks to a further $3.3m funding boost from the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

KenGen geothermal drilling in Djibouti adds to company diversification

Expanding its market, Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has commenced drilling the first of three geothermal wells in Djibouti.

Analysing how COVID-19 has changed access to finance in Africa

The EIB's Finance in Africa 2021 report explores how access to finance provided by banks, microfinance and private equity sectors have been affected by the global pandemic and what long trends may impact private sector investment.

Clean energy for last-mile customers works AND pays off

Clean energy financier EEP Africa has chosen to highlight two companies this year in their annual Project of the Year award, Jaza Energy and Powerlife.

African cybersecurity concerns extend to energy and financial systems

With only 38% of Africa’s population connected to the internet, a massive business opportunity exists when compared to the more connected developed markets.

Addressing non-revenue water losses needs public private partnership

According to the 2030 Group’s Global Water Resources 41% of the water municipalities clean and send out in South Africa should be considered non-revenue water (NRW).

Energy efficiency improvements are too slow to reach net zero

Global energy efficiency improvements are returning to pre-pandemic levels; however they remain below the pace needed in a net zero pathway.