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Linking academia and business to tackle innovation challenges

Enel Foundation has partnered with Knowledge Partner of Innovation4Change to aid the linkage between academia and business to tackle innovation challenges.
Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project

Coal mines found in breach of water licensing

The Centre for Environmental Rights has uncovered cases of non-compliance with water use licences of eight large coal mining operations in Mpumalanga.
Digital Rural Transformation

Benin: Digital Rural Transformation Project promises a new dawn

A Digital Rural Transformation Project in Benin aimed towards financial inclusion, will be supported by the World Bank with funding worth $100 million.
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Reducing energy poverty through education

Energy fuels the engine of the modern world and has the power to bring billions more out of abject poverty via educational programmes.

DEWA considers quantum computing in electricity and water production

This week DEWA organised a number of workshops to discuss how quantum computing can be used in electricity and water production processes.

UAE integrates renewable energy into national education system

The UAE Ministry of Education and IRENA have signed an agreement to cooperate on the integration of renewable energy into the national education system.

Global ethylene capacity to see considerable growth of 27%

Global ethylene capacity to see considerable growth of 27% from 207.58m tonnes per annum in 2019 to 264.13 mtpa in 2023, led by Asia and North America.
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Policy paper examines the impact of EVs and energy transformation

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), in collaboration with the Enel Foundation, have released a Policy Paper on 'E-Vehicles and the Energy Transformation' examining the impacts of e- in Europe and the US.

SAP Futurist paints a bright future for African energy

A futurist and innovation evangelist, Tom Raferty, closed the Saphila 2019 bi-annual conference with insight into Africa’s smart energy future.

Cote d’Ivoire pilot to reduce energy losses globally

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has selected EnerNex as a partner for grid modernisation project in Cote d’Ivoire.

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