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Renewable Energy: Solution for Africa Energy Needs!

Africa Renewable Energy Market Intelligence

September, 2017 Edition

Linking up: Public-Private Partnerships in Power Transmission in Africa

World Bank report on PPPs in power transmission in Africa presented at Future Energy Central Africa in Yaoundé

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The case for RE projects in Africa

Renewable energy has journeyed from the subsidised fringes of electricity supply to become an integral part of the power landscape across Africa

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Women in Africa Forum creates platform for economic empowerment

The first edition of the Women in Africa Forum (WIA), in partnership with AccorHotels, took place at the Beldi Country Club in Marrakesh

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Plans for Sahara to export solar power to Europe revive

TuNur Ltd filed a request in Tunisia Governemnt for the authorisation of a 4.5GW solar energy export project destined to fuel Europe.

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UN Environment Chief calls for polluters to pay for environmental damage- not taxpayers

Erik Solheim, argued that costs from environmental degradation should be incorporated in the polluter companies’ accounts

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UNIDO and World Energy Council to promote sustainable energy policies

Under the new partnership, UNIDO and the World Energy Council committed to develop the leadership skills

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Hybrid solutions key for Africa’s energy growth

Solar photovoltaic (PV) hybrid technology is fast becoming a cost- and energy efficient solution throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda winners announced

USADF, in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge

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Seventh Africa Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo C7)

The Government of the Republic of Rwanda will host the Seventh African Rift Geothermal Conference (ARGeo-C7)

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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