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AfDB approves $10m for the African Local Currency Bond Fund

The African Development Bank (AfDB) board of directors,  has approved $10 million for the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCB Fund), to further enhance...
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Seychelles recognised for improved climate and energy strategies

The 2018 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) has ranked Seychelles as the most improved country over the past decade in terms of its climate and...
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New investment platform to deploy $50m to scale energy access

A new investment platform was launched today, set to revolutionise access to energy for millions in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The BEAM platform – the...
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Eskom CSI initiative recognises top young future entrepreneurs

​The Eskom Development Foundation, in partnership with the Education With Enterprise Trust (EWET), has recognised three top performing provincial schools for their excellent youth...
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Renewables could lower India’s energy mix dependence on water

A study has found that increasing the share of renewables in India’s energy mix could reduce water withdrawal and the consumption intensity of power...

Nigeria: TCN to use transmission expansion master plan

The minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has been presented with the 20-year Transmission Expansion Master Plan, developed with funding from the...
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AfDB presents bold new electrification strategy

Through the new strategy titled New Way of Working, the African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to electrify 29.3 million people in Africa by 2020. The...

SA school wins Eskom Simama Ranta competition

On Thursday, Eskom Development Foundation, in partnership with the Education With Enterprise Trust (EWET), awarded the school R100,000 ($8,438) prize money for coming top...
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Davos recognises sustainable mobility through e-vehicle innovation

This year’s WEF, taking place this week, has welcomed the partnership between the city of Davos and ABB, who are providing e-infrastructure for public...
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Blockchain energy company KWHCoin announces new ICO date

Previously scheduled for 25 January, blockchain energy company KWHCoin announced that its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is now scheduled to launch on 8 February...

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