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Renewable Energy: Solution for Africa Energy Needs!

Southern Africa Regional News

May, 2017 Edition

Zambia: World Bank Approves $32.80 Million

World Bank Approves $32.80 Million for Zambia to Improve Rural Livelihoods in the Eastern Province...

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South Africa: US awards grant to SA renewable energy company

The US Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Pele Green Energy (Pty) Ltd ....

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Zimbabwe: 17 Mini-Hydro Power Stations On Cards

Government is working flat out to ensure the country produces enough power to meet domestic demand, with 17 mini-hydro power stations

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Power Africa announces electricity boost to Southern Africa

Power Africa announced during African Utility Week to increase the supply of electricity in Southern Africa

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Why the Future of Africa Lies in Solar Power

Over R130 billion (roughly US$10 billion) is spent on energy products such as charcoal, kerosene and candles across Africa

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Namibia: Electricity Hikes Coming

The Electricity Control Board has approved an 8% tariff increase for NamPower, effective 1 July.

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"At UN Environment, we have a unique position and opportunity to bring together governments, businesses, scientists, civil society and the public. We can inspire, influence behaviour and policy, and help shape the way forward with good science and knowledgeable experts. But while we have great science, we need to translate that science into a language that everybody can relate to. For example, pollution is one of the main causes of death in the modern world – and by helping improve air quality we can also have a big impact on climate change. In other words, we have to better connect with people so that they can act, and encourage their governments to act. " Erik Solheim, UN Environment Executive Director