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Renewable Energy: Solution for Africa Energy Needs!

Western Africa Renewable Energy News

May, 2017 Edition

Burkina Faso: Solar-diesel and Wind-diesel Microgrids for Off-grid Mines Gain Momentum

Iamgold has announced it is adding a new 12.5-MW solar PV plant to its Essakane gold mine

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Mauritania: India assists Mauritania with $65.68 million

Despite very low trade between India and Mauritania, New Delhi has approved letters of credit worth $65.68 million

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Mali: To receive $25 million loan for solar plant

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved a senior concessional loan of $25 million

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Cape Verde: Targets 100% renewables reliance by 2020

Cape Verde has set a target of generating all electricity from renewables by 2020

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Benin: Building a sustainable energy future in Benin

ABenin has its fair share of energy challenges. Only a third of the nation’s population has access to electricity

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ECREEE: Widening access for women in Africa’s renewable energy industry

A lack of clean and reliable energy is a critical problem for the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) region....

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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