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