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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.

Small island states share plans to accelerate energy transition

The Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States and IRENA, co-hosted a Dialogue on accelerating energy transition post pandemic recovery.
distribution companies

India looks into privatising electricity distribution companies

COVID-19 has impacted the revenues of the electricity distribution companies in India, as such government is considering privatising the distributors.
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.

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.
Middle East energy

Dubai making headway against its Clean Energy Strategy 2050

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority says the emirate’s clean energy target for 2020 has been exceeded, with 9% of the regions 11,700MW electricity.

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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