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Integrated energy model bridging the electrification gap in Uganda

As part of the Utilities 2.0 Twaake pilot, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development in Uganda commissioned a 40Wp minigrid in Kwiumu that will power 300 households and 60 local businesses.
hydrogen market

Hydrogen market outlook shows more countries have H2 strategies

BloombergNEF’s 2021 Hydrogen Market Outlook indicates that while China dominates the market more than 40 countries have now published a hydrogen strategy or are developing one.
Mobile solar energy storage

Mobile solar energy storage unit developer gets a $1.4 million grant

Battery and energy storage firm, AceOn has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the Innovate UK Energy Catalyst 8 Fund to accelerate development work on its mobile solar energy storage unit.
clean transportation

Clean transportation needs smart grids

The number of electric vehicles in Africa has the potential to increase significantly by 2030. The challenge, however, is in charging infrastructure, powered by renewable grid-tied or off-grid solutions, keeping pace with market interest.

World’s first industrial-scale renewable power-to-fertiliser plant

Maire Tecnimont announced commencing work on the world's first industrial scale renewable power–to-fertiliser plant in Kenya.
just energy transition

IFC backs Absa Bank to create Africa’s first green loan

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will provide Absa Bank a loan of up to $150 million to create Africa’s first certified green loan.

Ed’s note: Where are the eco-warriors of today?

The green economy and environmental, social and governance (ESG) domain are where eco-warriors have moved the fight to save our planet.
hydrogen valley

Hydrogen Valley feasibility study attracts energy companies’ input

The SA Department of Science and Innovation is collaborating with SANEDI, Bambili Energy, ENGIE and Anglo American to complete a feasibility study for the establishment of a 'hydrogen valley'.
COP26 finance

RES4Africa partners with SAPVIA to bolster Africa’s green transition

RES4Africa and SAPVIA have signed a treaty to deepen their cooperation in the promotion and implementation of sustainable energy solutions as key catalysts to empower and transform Africa.
green banks

IRENA partnership to drive renewables uptake in the food industry

IRENA will work with FAO to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy technologies in agri-food and sustainable bioenergy.