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IAEA

IAEA reviews Japan’s water storage proposal for nuclear plant

IAEA welcomes Japan's plan on how to dispose of large amounts of treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
regional projects

AfDB approves Gender Equality Trust Fund and Risk-Sharing Mechanism

The African Development Bank has approved a Gender Equality Trust Fund aimed at pushing forward gender equality and women’s empowerment in Africa.

Survey reveals cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe

Sweden and Spain respectively have the cheapest average corporate PPA prices in Europe for wind and solar electricity, according to BNEF's survey results.

AfDB wins industry gong for pioneering 2019 social bond issue

The African Development Bank has received an award for its successful one billion Norwegian krone social bond issued in 2019.

Urgent discussions on utilities’ response to COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management webinar series is part of the #HeartForTheSector initiative as the energy sector prepares for post-pandemic challenges.
large scale generation project

MIGA issues guarantees for projects at Benban Solar Park in Egypt

MIGA has issued guarantees to support the operation and maintenance of six additional solar power plants at the Benban Solar Park in Egypt.
Africa Energy Forum

EnergyNet responds to COVID-19 pandemic

A message from the organisers of the 2020 edition of the Africa Energy Forum (aef), EnergyNet, recognises these are uncertain and difficult times.
COVID

Ripple effects of COVID-19 on China’s plan to link continents

A new report shows that the ripple effects of COVID-19 are affecting the nature, pace and scope of China’s Belt and Road Initiative activity in Africa.
COVID-19 FUTURE CITIES

COVID-19 lessons for the future: Data and cooperation are key

"Rather than the vanity projects that some development banks and private financiers have encouraged we need to focus on universal access to basic services."
nuclear energy operations

Global nuclear energy operations responding to COVID-19

Building on an already strong safety culture, nuclear energy operations worldwide have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for social distancing.

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