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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!

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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!

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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

Boost Energy for 2010

Namibia and the entire Southern Africa region must beef up energy efficiency if they intend to watch the 2010 World Cup spectacle with all lights on. On top of the ‘must-do’ list is the review of regulatory frameworks, power tariffs... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on September 4, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Biogas plant manufacturer hopes to find foothold in SA

German biogas plant manufacturer Weltec BioPower hopes to have one of its plants in operation in South Africa soon... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 29, 2008 at 8:36am — No Comments

Investors’ uneasiness with Rwanda holding back Lake Kivu gas-fired power project

A significant challenge preventing the development of the envisaged Lake Kivu gas-fired power generation project, on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)-Rwanda border, is a lack of capital,according to chemical engineer Philip Morkel, who is also the technological developer, owner, operator and financier... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 29, 2008 at 12:30am — No Comments

Letter to the President of Ghana

By Akokoraaba Adansiman Pipim



Excellency,



Welcome to the „Land of Ideas“, as the Germans like to refer to their country. There is no shortage of inventions originating from Germany: the doctorate degree, the printing press, the aspirin, the diesel engine and the sausage in all its flavors and textures, ranging from Frankfurters to Bratwurst!



The Germans are not famous for delays; if anything, they are well-known for their punctuality, unmatched attention… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 28, 2008 at 7:47am — No Comments

Ghana Timber Plan Shows Vision for New Environmental Regime

Ghanaian officials at the U.N. climate change conference in Accra are publicizing a plan to harvest submerged timber from underneath the man-made Lake Volta. Brent Latham reports from our West Africa bureau in Dakar... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 27, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Lagos to power BRT bus stops with solar

Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority has entered into partnership with Lagos-based renewable energy company, Africa Asia Global Services, to power all the newly built BRT Bus stops in the state using solar energy.



This is in fulfilment of the promise by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, to pursue a policy of public private partnership in infrastructure development.



In a statement by the Chief Executive Office, Africa Asia Global Services, Mr.… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 27, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

Nedbank sponsors first SA Green Building Council Convention

In a further show of commitment to its positioning as ‘The Green Bank’, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance has confirmed that it will be the principle sponsor of the inaugural Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Convention and Exhibition, to be held in Cape Town from 2 – 4 November 2008... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 26, 2008 at 9:56pm — No Comments

The biggest solar power project in East Africa installs 2000 systems

The biggest solar power project in East Africa, which is being implemented by a German Solar Energy Foundation, is achieving its milestones by installing 2,000 solar systems in/around Rema village in Ethiopia. The project has realized a supply of power to 5,500 residents in the country... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 21, 2008 at 12:49pm — No Comments

800 Million Dollar Prize for Alternative Energy to Power Africa’s Villages



What this space: Africa is fast becoming an important player in cleaner energy sources. If only 0.3% of sunlight falling on the Sahara and Middle Eastern deserts can potentially provide all of Europe’s energy needs because of its intensity, according to a report, how about everything else?



How much wind blows from Nouakchott to Natal, and how much of this is ever utilized as an alternative energy source? How much water flowing in the… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on August 15, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

ICT Update magazine, special rural energy issue

ICT Update magazine is producing a special issue on power supplies in rural areas of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries.



We would like to hear from people involved in projects that help to bring ICTs to rural communities that do not otherwise have a stable electricity supply. We are especially interested in hearing from projects that serve farmers or are involved with agricultural development.



The lack of a reliable energy supply is a major factor limiting the… Continue

Added by Jim Dempsey on August 14, 2008 at 4:57pm — No Comments

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