October 2008 Blog Posts (11)

Zimbabwe: Turn Human Waste Into Energy

To many people, the term "biogas" is something they come across sometime in their secondary school education and is quickly forgotten once examinations are over. But there is immense energy potential for the country if biogas is harnessed and used for the development of the nation... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 10, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments

SENEGAL: Going solar could help poor

IRIN - Investing in solar energy could bring electricity to millions of Senegalese, significantly reduce electricity bills in the long term, and attract millions of dollars in development funding under the UN-brokered Clean Development Mechanism, says the UN, but only if investors step in.



Spiralling fuel costs, with oil prices at US$90 a barrel increase the urgency to go solar. “If you reduce these [fuel] oil… Continue

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Asola creates Moroccan solar joint venture

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc.'s German solar photovoltaic partner Asola signed an exclusive agreement to establish a joint venture in Morocco, to ensure availability of solar photovoltaic modules in support of the growing demand for renewable energy in Northern African countries.... read more

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EU gives conditions for intervention in Nigeria’s energy crisis

THE European Union (EU) has given con ditions that must be met if Nigeria is to enjoy intervention in the energy sector from its member countries... read more

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Ethiopia signs deal for largest wind farm in Africa

Ethiopia on Thursday signed a 220-million-euro (300 million dollar) deal with a French company for the construction of Africa's largest wind farm. The contract was inked by representatives of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPC) and French wind turbine manufacturer Vergnet... read more

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Nigeria’s energy mix and climate change

The energy crisis in Nigeria is one of the many areas where the failure of government to address the needs of the governed has created real confidence problem for successive administrations... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 9, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Renewal Energy Initiatives in West Africa

James Ogunleye writes on the renewable energy issue which has now become a household name in Africa, with each country trying to find an alternative to the use of fossil fuel in generating electricity, transportation, and to meet other increasing demand of energy needs... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 7, 2008 at 10:40pm — No Comments

Kenya turns to green sources for energy security

Kenya is turning to cheaper geothermal power generation to deal with the biting energy crisis brought home by high fuel prices and thinning electricity reserves... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 7, 2008 at 10:38pm — No Comments

The biofuels question

Summit TV speaks to Ernst & Young sector head of power and utilities Norman Ndaba about why South Africa is being left behind in the global race to develop a biofuels industry... read more

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Sun-drenched Africa Not Reaping Benefits of Solar

It is not a hard proposition to imagine that the continent of Africa has a large potential for being a generator of solar power. Just the ads from eager humanitarian organizations would shed a measure of light on the apparent vast stretches of nothing being drenched in sunlight.... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 2, 2008 at 8:07am — No Comments

Morocco: 2.2bn euros for energy sector

By Merième Addou, AfricaNews reporter in Rabat. Morocco plans to invest some 2.2 billion euros in renewable energies over the next five years. The Moroccan National Electricity Office, ONE, clearly shows its intention to be one of the global players operating in the development of renewable energy and thereby increase its energy production.



The country plans to increase its production of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, thermal or wave, to 10 percent in… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 1, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

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