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African Development Bank VP joins new Senegal Cabinet

Amadou Hott, has been appointed as Senegal's Minister of the Economy, Planning and International Partnerships.
equipment

Financial solutions for buying power equipment

Governments across Africa are aware that low access rates and lack of reliable electricity present a challenge to rapid economic development.
renewable energy job market

Poll Results: Can renewables support the job market?

Poll results: does the renewable energy job market hold sufficient opportunities to support the need for jobs to reduce the unemployment rate? 
funding

Op-Ed: Crowdfunding, an untapped funding resource for renewables

Crowdfunding initiatives is proving to be a new for small and innovative renewable energy projects that are battling to raise funds through formal channels.

Mozambique: Five provinces to gain electricity access

The World Bank has approved a $82 million grant to increase access to electricity in five of the poorest provinces of Mozambique.
carbon tax Bill

Op-Ed: Revised carbon tax Bill introduced to Parliament

The Minister of Finance introduced the revised carbon tax Bill to Parliament, which takes into account feedback received in December 2017.

Standardisation in the Microgrid Industry – Together We Are Stronger

In February this year, the African microgrid industry experienced a long awaited breakthrough. A group of industry leading practitioners, progressive donors, international think tanks and sector associations came together in Nairobi to lay the foundations of a framework to pool and share technical and financial microgrid data.
mini-grids

Loadshedding: why mini grids are the answer and why South Africa...

“Mini grids could very quickly sort out a lot of the biggest challenges that South Africa is having with its energy supply at the moment” says Dr Sam Duby, Africa Director for TFE Energy and mini grid expert.
New Development Bank

New Development Bank inks substantial loan pact with DBSA

DBSA and New Development Bank signed a loan agreement for greenhouse gas emissions reduction and energy sector development project.
storage

Largest single-site solar park achieves financial close

DEWA announces financial close of the largest single-site solar park in the world. 

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