September 2008 Blog Posts (21)

Sahara solar scheme could power poor West Africa

West African legislators worried by climate change and soaring energy costs want regional leaders to back plans to harness sun and wind energy that experts say could bring electricity to some of the poorest people on earth... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 24, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Africa, EU develop energy cooperation actions

On Sept. 8 the African Union Commission and the European Commission jointly established an Africa-EU energy partnership that could attract more than €1 billion in EU funds for concrete energy investments in Africa... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 24, 2008 at 5:53pm — No Comments

Climate change can create new job opportunities in Africa

Utilizing the many sources of energy in Africa is the best safeguard against the negative effects of climate change. This was a key message from the international conference on climate change and employment in Nairobi, staged by The Africa Commission... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 24, 2008 at 5:52pm — No Comments

African mobile providers collaborate on renewable energy

African mobile operators are collaborating with the Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) to launch a green power initiative, said GSMA CEO and board member Rob Conway in a statement... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 24, 2008 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Intro

You are very wellcome to my blog!!



In the following posts you will get to read more of my ideas and what I think about issues, especially issues that relate to Sustainability in Africa with emphasis on Nigeria. I am most interested in Nigeria first and foremost because i am Nigerian, then I think Nigeria has a big role to play in terms of championing the Sustainability course in Africa.



I do not think one would talk about Africa (in terms of the economic, social, political… Continue

Added by Chijioke Dike Uba on September 18, 2008 at 9:42pm — No Comments

Africa’s first ethanol refinery flagged off in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Segun Oni recently flagged off Africa’s first multi-billion naira ethanol refinery at Iyamore, a village in Ikole Local Government Area of the State... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 18, 2008 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Use of hydrogen in producing energy attracts interest

By Nthambeleni Gabara. Johannesburg - The use of hydrogen as an energy carrier, combined with fuel cell technologies to produce energy, has attracted considerable interest from government.



This is according to the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Research, Development and Innovation Strategy (HFCT and RDI) which was launched by Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena in Johannesburg on Tuesday.



Hydrogen and fuel cell technology promises a cleaner, more… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 18, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

UK firm plans 5,500 ha biofuels project in Tanzania

Britain's Sun Biofuels plans to grow about 5,500 hectares of the biofuel plant jatropha in Tanzania in the next 10 years, the firm's local subsidiary said on Thursday. Sun Biofuels Tanzania is in the final stages of acquiring 8,000 hectares of land west of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 18, 2008 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Residential energy use in South Africa

It is rather sad that we are still engaging in ad-hoc small community surveys to understand energy consumption patterns for the residential sector in South Africa. This results in a large number of assumptions when one does energy demand analysis for mid-to-long term planning.

Added by Jongikhaya Witi on September 17, 2008 at 6:50pm — No Comments

African Renewable Energy Gains Attention

The potential for renewable energy development in Africa is experiencing an increase in attention lately as investors and world leaders seek a new clean energy frontier... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 14, 2008 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Netherlands: Bringing renewable energy to developing countries

The Netherlands is seeking to invest 500 million euros in renewable energy (e.g. solar energy, wind energy and hydropower) in developing countries between 2008 and 2011... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 14, 2008 at 8:06pm — No Comments

Solar Updraft Towers To Be Deployed In Namibia For Energy And Food

In a future with no need for fossil fuels and with the need of renewable energies, solar power seems to be the best option available on the market. In order to be efficient and cost-effective, the sun has to shine all day long... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 14, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

EU to help Africa expand energy sector

The EU is to help African countries expand their electricity networks and promote energy interconnections between Africa and the EU, such as a Trans-Saharan gas pipeline... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 9, 2008 at 11:47am — No Comments

Become a partner of the Africa Sustainable Energy Network!

Place a link to the Africa Sustainable Energy Network on your website, send it to bas@basvlugt.nl and we will link back to your website

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 6, 2008 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Namibia Switches On to Solar Power

THE huge increases in electricity tariffs and soaring fuel prices experienced recently are causing many Namibians to rethink their energy needs and where to cut costs in order to save money as southern Africa is also experiencing a power crunch due to increased demand for electricity against dwindling supply capacity... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 6, 2008 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Become a partner of the Africa Sustainable Energy Network!

Place a link to the Africa Sustainable Energy Network on your website, send it to bas@basvlugt.nl and we will link back to your website

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 6, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Can carbon trading spur African growth?

Hundreds attending the first all-African carbon forum agreed entrepreneurs in Africa need cash to break into the expanding international carbon emissions trading market.



The carbon forum matched investors seeking a higher greenhouse emission allowance than permitted by the Kyoto Protocol with profitable projects that cut greenhouse gases in developing or emerging countries. Each investment translates into ‘certified emission reduction credits’ (CER). The investor buys the right to… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 6, 2008 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Tanzania: Embracing renewable sources of energy over traditional ones

advanced societies have become increasingly dependent on external energy sources for transportation, production of goods and the delivery of energy-related services. Energy allows people, in general, to live under otherwise unfavourable climatic conditions... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 4, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

Dutch support solar lanterns project in Ghana

The Dutch Government on Tuesday outlined initiatives to support the development of a sustainable supply chain for solar lanterns in Ghana.



The project dubbed: "The Green Light for Africa Pilot Project- Affordable Lighting for All" is collaboration between Dutch multinational Philips Lighting and some Ghanaian NGOs in promoting a sustainable supply chain of renewable energy-based lighting products… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 4, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Africa Could Substantially Increase Its Share Of The Global Carbon Market

A new report from the World Bank highlighting the potential of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) for Sub-Saharan Africa was released today during the AFRICA CARBON FORUM in Dakar, Senegal.



Sub-Saharan Africa currently has a dismal 1.4% share of the 3,700 projects in the UNFCCC pipeline, as of September 1. The report— Low-carbon Energy Projects for Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Unveiling the Potential, Addressing the Barriers—shows that it doesn’t have to be that way, that… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 4, 2008 at 11:14am — No Comments

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