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Investors close $160m for the Facility for Energy Inclusion

The African Development Bank and other investors have committed nearly $160m to the first close of the Facility for Energy Inclusion.

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa rescheduled to November

ANNOUNCEMENT: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa has new dates and will run from 24-26 November 2020 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.
water access

Namibia aims for 100% water access by 2030, acquires AfDB support

Namibia has set out plans for the production and transfer of water resources to improve access to potable water and for agricultural and industrial use.
global recycling day

Global Recycling Day 2020 praises recycling heroes across the world

Foundation calls on people around the world to think about how they can get involved to help spread the message in the lead up to Global Recycling Day.
Green bonds

Green bonds can help raise finance to meet climate targets

To allocate enough capital to drive the world’s transition to a low-carbon economy, a set of financial solutions need to be developed such as green bonds.
NERSA

NERSA urged to expedite the procurement of emergency power supply

Op-Ed: It is imperative that NERSA expedites the public-participation process to urgently deal with South Africa's current energy supply deficit.
mini-grids

New funding will aid Nigeria’s REA to deploy mini-grids

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is set to invest $200 million through the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) to boost power supply in Nigeria.
Cameroon

AfDB directors visit Cameroon with $3bn project portfolio

A delegation of AfDB executive directors concluded a week-long fact-finding mission to Cameroon to investigate where investment is most needed.
gas industry

IEA Oil 2020 report highlights COVID-19 risk but lacks climate response

The IEA OIl 2020 report identifies a worst-case scenario for the market if COVID-19 continues to spread globally and China's need for oil remains subdued.
IFC

IFC leads financing for 390MW natural gas-fired power plant

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) announced the signing of a €303 million financing package for a new gas fired power project in Côte d’Ivoire.

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