renewables investment

Data will be vital to unlocking renewables investment

Investment in renewable energy infrastructure is forecast to accelerate substantially over the coming year as investors in traditional infrastructure seek long-term, stable returns to counteract ongoing economic turmoil.
African Development Fund

Prize funding earmarked for tech-based social entrepreneurs

Enel Foundation is stepping up its support to MIT's search for incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world.
race to zero

Race to Zero: Rolls-Royce joins the net-zero carbon by 2050 ambition

In the run-up to COP26, Rolls-Royce joined the UN Race to Zero, which will see the company become net-zero carbon in its operations by 2030.
technology

Ed’s note: Without technology, utilities will fail during- and post-COVID-19

Amid the 2020 global socio-economic upheaval, steady movement can be seen in the power and energy markets where utilities have embraced technology.
cost factor

Cost factor: Coal-fired power 0, renewable energy 1, finds IRENA

Examining the cost factor, the same amount of money invested in renewable power today produces more new capacity than it would have a decade ago.

“Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa”

AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.

Electra Mining Africa 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

Electra Mining Africa is recognised by the industry as being more than just a show; it’s a tradition. The 2020 event will now take place in September 2022.
New Renewable Energy Authority

Reconfigured IPP platform targets to lead clean energy sector

Building Energy’s management, in partnership with Inspired Evolution’s Evolution II Fund, has launched the newly branded integrated IPP, Red Rocket.

SDG 7 is at the heart of COVID-19 response, says IRENA...

The global health and economic crisis set off by the COVID-19 pandemic underscores the significance of SDG 7, which targets reliable energy access.
COVID

The Rockefeller Foundation commits $3m in support of health & electricity...

The Rockefeller Foundation will award three new grants to support organisations that are working with countries, communities, and regions in Africa and Asia to leverage data and technology to bolster their COVID-19 response.

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