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UK and Kenya embark on $184 million partnership during state visit

United Kingdom Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab welcomed Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to Mansion House in London to announce $184 million of new UK investment in Kenya.
100MW threshold

Op-ed: South Africa’s 100MW threshold has rhinos in the room

Discussion around the 100MW threshold predominately centres on whether private producers should be allowed into the market, as if it is merely a market-share issue. But there is much more to the story than is being revealed.
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SAPVIA calls for clarity on localisation within REIPPPP

The South African solar PV industry association SAPVIA is calling for immediate clarity from the dtic on their approach to localisation, specifically with regards to the solar PV sector.
climate change pollution

Science says world on wrong climate action course

The Climate Change 2021: the Physical Science Basis report brings together the latest advances in climate science and multiple lines of evidence to provide an up-to-date physical understanding of the climate system and climate change.
strategies planning

Ed’s note: View of the energy mix depends on which report...

How then do you plan against possible threats and ready your organisation or department for potential opportunities or obstacles?
hydropower capacity

Côte d’Ivoire secures $34 million for hydroelectricity project

Côte d’Ivoire has secured $34 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, which will go towards building a 44MW hydroelectricity generation plant. The new plant will be developed by an IPP.
Botswana

Botswana signs first two solar PV power purchase agreements

Sub-Saharan Africa focused independent power producer Sturdee Energy has signed two power purchase agreements with the Botswana Power Corporation for the country’s first two renewable energy IPP projects.
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Could climate change cause the next financial crisis? – Commentary

Climate change has the potential to trigger the next financial crisis, this is according to financing industry experts. Akin to the 2008 economic crash, experts believe climate change could cause a catastrophic collapse, but there is hope if Central Banks step in.

MyJouleBox secures funding to accelerate renewable needs in Benin

EDFI ElectriFI has invested a total of $2 million split (under the Benin Country Window funded by the European Union) for $600,000 into equity alongside Gaia Impact Fund and for $1.4 million into convertible notes together with Triodos Investment Management.

Webinar 24 August: The just energy transition and the wider energy...

The panel will address various interventions for ensuring the justness of the energy transition and how regions can share lessons that utilities can apply within their environments.

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