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African leaders must present united and strong front at COP26

At the Ninth Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IX) conference, the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, Ulisses Correia e Silva called on African leaders to present a united front and push for bold African solutions for global efforts to tackle climate change as they prepare for the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26).
EDFI ElectriFI

EDFI ElectriFI to provide solar home systems to 500,000+ people

EDFI ElectriFI is injecting a $6 million revolving working capital facility to Amped Innovation, a company designing and supplying high efficiency, lower-cost SHS and appliances for distributors across the world.

Financing coal power projects in sub-Saharan Africa goes against net-zero goals

Research highlights that pockets of funders continue to finance additional coal-fired generation capacity in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. $42 billion was committed to grid-connected coal power plants between 2013-2019 in the 18 countries studied.
pumped storage hydropower

Pumped storage hydropower ideal for clean energy systems

The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower, warn in a report that conventional batteries alone cannot provide adequate storage and grid flexibility.
SEFA

SEFA injects $1m to modernise ageing hydropower fleets in Africa

The AfDB’s Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved a $1 million grant for the modernisation of Africa’s hydropower fleet, which is expected to add 200MW in generation capacity.
coal energy transition

South Africa risks being an outlier by constructing new coal-fired plants

A new report shows that that South Africa is one of 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa still considering coal, and one of only two countries currently constructing new coal plants.

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