June 2008 Blog Posts (6)

African leaders asked to relax grip on energy sector

African governments must loosen their grip on power utility companies to forestall an acute shortage of energy that could slow down growth in budding economies, experts warned.
A regional energy conference that opened in Nairobi yesterday heard that Africa could fall into a deep crisis in three years if it does not... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 25, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Outstanding Sustainable Energy Projects Win Global Green Awards

Tonight, the world’s leading green energy prize awarded £60,000 to three African sustainable energy pioneers in Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Ashden Awards were presented by Kenyan Nobel Prize laureate Wangari Maathai to the Gaia Association (Ethiopia), Kisingani Smith Group (Tanzania) and Fruits of the Nile (Uganda)... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 21, 2008 at 12:53am — No Comments


Solarix Eco Energy

Haarlem 19th June 2008 Since March this year we have up and running one of our biodiesel installations in Kenya!

We are very excited with the possibillity to conduct a full feasablity for the expansion of the pressing

plant and the production of biodiesel.…


Added by Peter van Zwol on June 19, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Africa not using enough renewable energy: experts

Solving Africa's power crisis will require greater energy efficiency and countries making better use of renewable resources, the World Economic Forum on Africa heard Thursday.
The continent, where 600 million people still don't have electricity, has to think of better ways to promote energy efficiency while reducing enormous losses of energy from people illegally plugging into the electricity grid... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 5, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Mozambican joint firm to invest in biodiesel

Over the next six years, a Mozambican joint venture company is set to invest $150 million in the production of biodiesel from jatropha, its official said on Wednesday. Odeveza, owned by a group of Canadian and Mozambican firms, said the projects would create about 700 jobs and could make Mozambique one of Africa's biggest biofuels producers... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 4, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Western Cape 80 MW wind farm to be community owned

The Western Cape appears to be accelerating ahead in the race to generate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions, with plans for a second large R850-million wind farm in the windy St Helena Bay area... read more

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 1, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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