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Natural gas will continue to be an important part of the global energy portfolio as sub-Saharan Africa navigates the energy transition to tackle climate change.

Op-ed: The future of natural gas in sub-Saharan Africa’s future

Gas has a crucial role to play in enabling the transition to renewables, says GE Gas Power's commercial growth director, Michael Konadu.

Out of the coal age and into the stor-age

Seydou Kane, managing director for South Africa at Eaton, considers the shift away from coal towards renewables – and the potential for a future microgrid energy market in South Africa
Investments in renewables need to triple in order to scale capacity

Investments in renewables need to triple in order to scale capacity

To meet the global climate commitments, investment in diverse renewables technologies must triple annually to $800bn by 2050, says report.
Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sector is booming despite pandemic lockdowns

“Renewables appear to be immune to Covid-19,” said Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency this morning, as he revealed that clean energy had defied the pandemic downturn that has hit all other areas of the power sector.
Industry and transport can reach zero emissions with renewables

IRENA: Industry and transport can reach zero emissions with renewables

Renewable energy holds the key to most of the options available to reach zero emissions in industry and transport. This is according to IRENA’s new report Reaching Zero with Renewables: Eliminating CO2 emissions from industry and transport in line with the 1.5⁰C climate goal.

Why solar PV is leading the global renewables jobs market

IRENA's annual report on renewables jobs reveals solar PV as the leader with some 3.8 million jobs, followed by biofuels with 2.5 million.
West Africa

Renewables to soar this decade with $3.40 trillion in investments

The 2020s will be crucial for all the participants in the power industry as the transition toward renewables is expected to increase, while coal takes a downturn.
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BNEF survey ranks JinkoSolar as a top solar brand

Chinese renewables brand, JinkoSolar, has ranked highly among peers for debt-financed projects and the most bankable PV manufacturer in a BNEF survey.
GWEC India to help develop India’s vast wind power potential

China: Subsidy phase-out to impact wind energy capacity

China is expected to install large amounts of wind energy capacity before the country phases out its subsidies on renewables projects by the end of 2020.
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How Egypt banks on renewables to meet likely energy demand surge

Egypt wants to use renewables to meet a soaring energy demand. This could turn the North African country into an energy pioneer but are its plans realistic?
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Tunisia’s Sidi Mansour wind farm to deliver proof of concept

An agreement has recently been signed between Climate Fund Managers and UPC Renewables for the financing of the 30MW Sidi Mansour wind project in Tunisia.
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Hydropower CEOs discuss sustainable recovery with the IEA

Eleven CEOs agree that economic stimulus packages involving investment in sustainable hydro and other renewables are essential to Covid-19 recovery efforts.

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