Off-grid renewables success linked to investment in local currency

Although advantageous, local currency financing for off-grid renewables projects and businesses in Africa is still limited, according to a new report released by the African Development Bank.
Policymakers urged to attend to the heating and cooling solutions

Policymakers urged to attend to renewable heating and cooling solutions

A new report highlights the benefits, investment barriers, and the policies needed to drive the uptake of renewable heating and cooling worldwide.
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Securing Africa’s energy sector key to post-pandemic recovery

High-level officials representing a range of African economies met under the theme of Securing Africa’s Energy Future in the Wake of COVID-19 at the second AUC-EIA Ministerial Forum.
New research from Sustainable Energy for All shows that energy access finance continues to be significantly off-track to meet 2030 targets.

SEforALL: Limited energy finance commitments delay SDG7 target

New research from Sustainable Energy for All shows that energy access finance continues to be significantly off-track to meet 2030 targets.
Mali

Mali: New solar plant just the beginning

A 50MW solar plant west of Bamako, Mali is now the largest operational plant in West Africa.
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IRENA and GWEC join forces to boost global renewables adoption

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) have signed a cooperation agreement to join efforts to increase the adoption and deployment of wind and renewable energy worldwide.
Investments in renewables need to triple in order to scale capacity

Investments in renewables need to triple in order to scale capacity

To meet the global climate commitments, investment in diverse renewables technologies must triple annually to $800bn by 2050, says report.
Africa must declare a climate emergency, urges Greenpeace report

Africa must declare a climate emergency, urges Greenpeace report

Greenpeace is calling on African leaders to declare climate emergency as changes in weather continue to affect sectors such as agriculture.
Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sector is booming despite pandemic lockdowns

“Renewables appear to be immune to Covid-19,” said Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency this morning, as he revealed that clean energy had defied the pandemic downturn that has hit all other areas of the power sector.
Key measures to help SSA recover from climate change and COVID-19

Key measures to help SSA recover from climate change and COVID-19

A new report highlights six key measures that governments use in sub-Saharan Africa to address the impacts of COVID-19 and climate change.

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