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How to increase local content and create additional jobs in clean energy projects in Africa
Tanja Faller, an energy economist at the African Development Bank (AfDB) described the opportunity offered to Africa by developing a clean energy industry during a session on ‘Leap into Green Growth: Promoting Clean Technology Manufacturing” at the Climate Investment Funds Partnership Forum, from 24 to 25 June in Cape Town, South…
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The 125 megawatt concentrated solar power plant at Ouarzazate is the first project in a regional plan that will eventually triple today’s global investments in concentrated solar power. The regional plan is funded to the tune of $200 million in Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and…Continue
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Work is underway on building one of Africa's greenest buildings as Vodacom and its parent company Vodafone, plan an alternative energy innovation centre to help reduce carbon emissions across the world.
Once completed, the Midrand based innovation centre will house a team of experts tasked with developing energy efficient technology to counter some of South Africa's, and the planet's greatest environmental challenges.
In emerging markets, diesel generators are often used to…Continue
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Minister of the Environment and International Development Erik Solheim visited Côte d’Ivoire this week to help to consolidate the peace that has been achieved and to support the ongoing reconciliation efforts. His programme included a visit to Duékoué in the western part of the…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on June 7, 2011 at 7:48pm — No Comments
The dichotomy between statistics on Africa´s economic growth and realities on the ground has emerged as a key talking point in discussions ahead of the 2011 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, whose central theme is: “Toward an Agenda for Inclusive Growth in Africa”.
“Africans are no longer interested in impressive statistics that do not reflect realities on the ground,” AfDB President, Donald Kaberuka, said at a breakfast meeting with media…Continue
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With the pressing issue of greenhouse gas emissions and global warming, developing a green economy is the best development option for Africa, said panelists at a seminar of the 2011 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The seminar, held on 7 June 2011, and entitled Green Growth: an African Perspective, focused on two subjects: green growth and the Inga project.
The inevitability of a compromise between…
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This innovative report, entitled Healthy Partnerships: How Governments Can Engage the Private Sector to Improve Health in…Continue
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The funds approved by the World Bank Board today, consist of a $95 million…Continue
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Energy and fuel use are important for the welfare of households in Africa. Modern fuels play a relatively modest role in rural areas of much low income countries. The prospect for modern fuels to combat indoor air pollution is therefore significantly better in urban than in rural areas. We should note also that fuel and electricity pricing is politically sensitive and important for poverty.
In the poorest countries, biomass and kerosene often feature heavily. In Ghana, kerosene…
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