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IFC and Niger to boost access to clean power through new...

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the government of Niger have announced that they will be developing up to 50MW of grid-connected solar power. The power generated will be equivalent to roughly 20% of the country’s installed capacity.
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GreenCape points to green investment opportunities in new market reports

GreenCape have launched the latest Market Intelligence Reports which highlight investment opportunities in key sectors of the green economy.
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Benin gets World Bank funds to scale up energy access for...

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved $200million in International Development Association (IDA) funding for Benin to improve access to electricity services for households, businesses and basic public services.
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AREF II raises $180 million for sub-Saharan Africa

The Africa Renewable Energy Fund II (AREF II) has raised $180 million from seven investors. The fund, managed by Berkeley Energy, will finance renewable energy in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Madagascar: Ambatolampy solar plant to be expanded

Madagascar’s state utility Jirama has announced plans to extend the capacity of Ambatolampy solar PV power plant as well as add battery storage.
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New Renewables report shows climate policy promises are empty

Despite a historic decline of 4% in primary energy demand as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the world’s economies, polluting G20 countries barely met and still missed their unambitious renewable energy targets.
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SAPVIA fully embraces embedded generation threshold increase

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has endorsed last week’s announcement by the South African president to raise the licensing threshold for embedded generation plants to 100MW.
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AfDB injects loan of $116 million into Egypt’s electricity sector

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have approved an $116 million loan to fund the second phase of Egypt’s Electricity and Green Growth Support Program. This programme seeks to enhance the power sector’s financial sustainability, governance and operations.
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Kenya progressing steadily on nuclear infrastructure plans

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Kenya has made progress in implementing their recommendations from an earlier IAEA nuclear infrastructure review mission.
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Kusile Power Station to be completed on schedule says Eskom

The Eskom board and management are committed to the completion of the Kusile Power Station by the revised completion date within the 2024/25 financial year.

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