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CTI PFAN - Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing

Register Now! CTI PFAN Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing 2012 (AFRICEF-2)

 

CTI PFAN is pleased to announce the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing 2012 (AFRICEF-2)

 

Date: Thursday 16 February, 2012

Venue: The Wanderers Club, 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa

 

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Added by Peter Storey on January 26, 2012 at 10:55am — No Comments

Wind energy workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa, 6 - 9 March 2012

6 - 9 March 2012, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg



Zenith Energy is presenting two workshops:

  •     a wind resource assessment and
  •     the design of horizontal axis wind turbine rotor.



Have you considered Wind Energy? Found it to complicated ... not true, if it is understood. Zenith Energy, in conjunction with Dr Alexandre Costa, researcher from the Wind Energy Unit, division of Renewable Energy, CIEMAT, Spanish…

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Added by Suza Adam on January 14, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

How do we ensure energy security in Africa?

What the developed world is failing to understand is that as Africa rises out of poverty, affordable and accessible energy becomes necessary to sustain this development, argues Shaun Nel, Programme Director of the Energy Intensive User Group.



Equally, Africa needs the developed world to invest in climate change technology and projects which will allow it to develop at an increased pace without placing additional pressures on greenhouse gas emission levels.



What the…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on January 4, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Investment in Africa Renewable Energy Reaches $3.6 Billion in 2011.

By. John C.K. Daly of Oilprice.com



First, the bad news.



Although Africa has vast fossil and renewable energy sources, only twenty percent of its population has direct access to electricity and in some rural areas, four out of five people are completely without power. According to the UN, over 600 million Africans currently do not have access to electric power. A depressing 70 percent of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is living without…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on January 4, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Green PR is on the rise

Green public relations is on the rise to address increased government intervention, public scrutiny and media attention regarding environmental concerns.

 

On a global scale, industry is adopting “green” business practices, not only to reduce costs, but also in support of reputation management and brand building. Companies in mining, energy, oil, gas and aviation or transport which have some of the biggest emissions of carbon dioxide in the economy, seem to be highly…

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Added by Suza Adam on December 21, 2011 at 3:16pm — No Comments

Agricultural Development in The Gambia

Agriculture is seen today in most parts of Africa as the only way to fight malnutrition, food shortages, high import bills and hiking prices that poor people cannot afford.

In the Gambia grassroots agriculture is very well in the move and encouraging Gambians living abroad to start involving themselves in the development of Agriculture for both consumption and export.

This blog will  be publishing news and events related to agricultural developments in The Gambia. The…

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Added by Abdoulie Jeng on December 20, 2011 at 2:27am — No Comments

Kofi Annan speaks to See Africa Differently

Kofi Annan: Nobel Peace Prize-winner; former UN Secretary-General and now See Africa Differently interviewee! He speaks to Gary Nunn about the fibre optic cables that will transform Africa, the agricultural revolution that has already transformed Africa - and how we can transform perceptions of the continent



Gary Nunn (GN): See Africa Differently is a campaign to showcase the under-reported progress from Africa. As Chair of the Africa Progress Panel, what do you predict will be…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 19, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Guarding against fraud over Xmas

Columnist.

Ray Faure, Deputy Managing Editor Business LIVE.



With 2011 drawing to a close and the festive season almost upon us, banks, once again, are urging customers to exercise vigilance when transacting over the holidays.

Traditionally, banking fraud spikes over the holidays as more South Africans…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 19, 2011 at 1:54pm — No Comments

67th Ordinary Session of council of Ministers holds in ABUJA

The two-day 67th Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Council of Ministers opens at the Commission on Monday 19th December 2011 to among other issues, consider the outcome of the last Ministerial Monitoring Committee meeting on the negotiation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between West Africa and the European Union.

 

At its 30th November 2011 meeting in Accra, Ghana, the Committee deferred to the Council, a decision on the next step in the negotiations following…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 19, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Africa Cellular pins last hope on restructure

Africa Cellular Towers, which operates in African cellular and power-line markets, said macroeconomic factors and continued depressed trading conditions hit its interim results for the six months ended August.

Despite a slight improvement on the same period last year, the manufacturer, supplier and installer of cellular lattice towers said if steps to restructure the business failed the company may cease to be a going concern.



The company implemented a turnaround strategy in May…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 19, 2011 at 12:51pm — No Comments

looking for cooperation in wind power, wind energy, wind turbines.

We are the professional manufacturer of wind turbines, looking for cooperation in wind farm, wind power. We offer rich commissions for your cooperation and support. Please contact me freely. Thanks. Eric

Added by Eric Wong on December 19, 2011 at 10:15am — No Comments

2012 worldwide wind capacity

The wind turbine installation capacity will reach worldwide 295948MW in 2012, new adding 54948MW.

Added by Eric Wong on December 17, 2011 at 5:17am — No Comments

Nigerian minister lauds Kuwait, woos investors

Nigerian minister lauds

Kuwait, woos investors

By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: The Nigerian Minister of Health Prof Onyebuchi Chukwu has lauded the efforts of Kuwait government in health and human development. The minister who was on a three-day visit to Kuwait to attend the 17th joint action forum of the African Program for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC) praised the Kuwait-Nigeria bilateral relations which he said is worthy of emulation. “Kuwait is more African than some African…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on December 13, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Only 9 more days to go! Funding for business ideas in renewable energy and adaptation to climate change technologies. Apply now!

The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies Funding Window. Deadline for Applications 15th December 2011



The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) provides grants and interest free loans to businesses who wish to implement innovative, commercially viable, high impact projects in Africa in the areas of agriculture, financial services, renewable energy, and technologies for adapting to climate change.



The AECF has…

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Added by Anjali Saini on December 5, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

AfDB-Togo: signing of two financing agreements for CFA 81 billion

Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank The African Development Bank (ADB) and the Republic of Togo have signed this Tuesday, November 29, 2011, two memoranda of agreement for a total of more than 81 billion CFA francs. Vice President of the ADB in charge of sector operations, Kamal El Kheshen, and the Togolese Minister of Economy and Finance, Adji Otèth Ayassor, signed the agreements respectively to the ADB and Togo.



The first agreement concerns a grant of nearly…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 10:47am — No Comments

AfDB, Côte d’Ivoire sign revised AfDB headquarters agreement

(AfDB), concluded an official two-day visit to Côte d’Ivoire today. The AfDB chief executive and Daniel Kablan Duncan, Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Côte d’Ivoire, signed a revised Headquarters Agreement of the AfDB in Abidjan.



The revised Headquarters Agreement confirms the AfDB’s full ownership of the land on which its current Abidjan headquarters building sits, as well as an adjoining piece of land, both of which the Government of Côte d’Ivoire recently…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Switzerland commits USD20 million to AfDB for increased access to water and sanitation in rural Africa

The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Trust Fund, a fund managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), will receive a 20 million US dollar contribution from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. The funds are to help accelerate access to water supply and sanitation in rural Africa. This is the Swiss agency’s second contribution to the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Initiative Trust Fund. It is close to six times the amount of its first contribution.



The funds will…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

Botswana eyes more electricity generation

Botswana plans to add 1,200 megawatts (MW) of electricity to its national grid in the next six years as the diamond rich country battles to address power supply shortages, a senior government official said on Tuesday.



Boikobo Paya, Permanent Secretary in the Energy Ministry, said that in addition to the 600 MW power station to be commissioned in 2012, two other 300 MW power stations to be built by Independent Power Producers (IPP) should kick into the national grid by…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 30, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Et tu Ameriqi: Used, dumped and killed

Et tu Ameriqi: Used,

dumped and killed

By Chidi Emmanuel

With Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi gone (in the wind), one wonders who is next on the firing line of US and the West. Many people who had worked for or allied themselves with US and the West have ended up being used, dumped, jailed and sometimes killed.

The repentant Gaddafi who renounced his nuclear ambitions, sealed oil deals with the West, received a hero’s welcome in Rome and other Western cities, was…

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on November 29, 2011 at 5:26pm — 1 Comment

UK £1 billion to help Africa fight climate change

The Telegraph reports that, in a move that is expected to attract intense criticism at a time when the UK economy is struggling to recover from recession, Chris Huhne, UK Energy and Climate Change secretary, will announce details of a foreign aid package ahead of the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban.

Included in the package are schemes helping African farmers to insure their crops against flooding and drought, the…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on November 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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The Africa Business Panel is open exclusively to business men and women engaged in business on the African continent.

 

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