COVID-19

solar PV rules

SAPVIA calls for clarity on localisation within REIPPPP

The South African solar PV industry association SAPVIA is calling for immediate clarity from the dtic on their approach to localisation, specifically with regards to the solar PV sector.
solar PV rules

Global solar PV market is breaking all sorts of records

SolarPower Europe’s new Global Market Outlook report says solar PV installation increased 18% in 2020 compared to the previous year, despite COVID-19 induced lockdowns.
MIGA programme

MIGA $6.5bn COVID-19 programme supports developing countries

The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) in financial year 2021(FY21) issued $5.6 billion in CVID-19 relief to date as part of their $6.5 billion COVID-19 Response Program. In FY21, 25% of MIGA issuances were in low-income countries and fragile settings and 26% went towards supporting climate finance.
clean energy funding

Not enough global recovery funding is going to clean energy

Governments around the world are deploying an unprecedented amount of money to stabilise and rebuild their economies, but only about 2% of that spend is being allocated to clean energy measures.
SEFA funding

Report shows steady growth for SEFA funding

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has secured $90 million in new funding. This is after the fund reported a record number of transactions for 2020.
Zambia

New investment to transform sanitation sector in Zambia

The European Investment Bank and a grant by the German Development Bank, KfW, will be investing $310 million to the upgrading of sanitation in Zambia. This will all fall under the Lusaka Sanitation Programme.
Africa afdb

GCF approves $170.9m for AfDB’s programme to benefit African countries

Dr Kevin Kariuki of the AfDB states that the GCF's approval of LEAF is a significant boost for the bank's ambitions on the continent using decentralised renewable energy solutions, and moreover facilitated through local financing.
gas demand

Global gas demand expected to rise by 3.6% in 2021

Natural gas demand growth set to slow in coming years, this is set to follow an expected strong 2021 rebound. Strong policy actions though are still needed to bring it on track for net-zero emissions. This is according to a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report.
solar rollout

Statkraft to support solar in Africa to address energy poverty

European renewable energy developer Statkraft is partnering with international development charity SolarAid to address energy poverty through solar power in sub-Saharan Africa over the next three years.

Solar fridge could change vaccination rollout

A lack of available, reliable refrigeration for vaccinations and childhood immunization may be a thing of the past with a new type of solar fridge.

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