COVID-19

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Health and safety prioritised in wind power construction

As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations.

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.
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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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Fast-track construction of S.African hospital in response to COVID-19

In South Africa, the construction of a R3 billion hospital, originally scheduled for completion by November, has been fast-tracked to open by June during level 3 lockdown.
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Electricity distribution operators survived COVID-19 emergency

Electricity distribution operators successfully kept the lights on for the world during the lockdowns imposed in the initial stages of COVID-19 emergency.

Global efforts remain insufficient to reach SDG 7 goal by 2030

Despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world will fall short in achieving SDG 7 by 2030 unless efforts are scaled up significantly.
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IHA calls for incentivise investments in renewable infrastructure

The IHA 2020 Hydropower Status Report and its companion policy paper highlights the need to incentivise investments in renewable energy infrastructure.
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Africa: Building resilient economies through regional integration

The second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) launched by the ECA, AfDB and the AUC, calls for African economies to deepen their integration.
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Op-Ed: Challenges faced by early-stage clean energy companies

Like many other sectors, early stage clean energy companies are heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and the response of governments to it.
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Global energy investment to drop by $400bn

An IEA report indicates that Covid-19 has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency.

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