MENA region

Mubuga solar plant marks Burundi’s first grid-connected project

Full construction works of the Mubuga solar plant is set to begin imminently after Notice to Proceed was issued to Gigawatt Global.
Eskom's new CEO

Eskom’s new CEO takes to the streets ahead of meeting the...

Eskom’s new CEO, André de Ruyter, visited a coal-fired power station as he sets out to improve the utility’s operational performance in the short term.

Drivers of distributed natural gas generation technologies

A new report looking at the global market for distributed natural gas generation technologies through 2028 has been released for comment.
SDGs

SDGs presents private investors with $197bn investment opportunity

In this report, Standard Chartered looks at the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five African markets.

Vietnam: Construction for 48MW near-shore wind farm commences

Climate Fund Managers has announced that construction has commenced of the 48MW near-shore wind farm in Tra Vinh province, Vietnam.
mayors

US mayors take action, ignoring federal gov on climate change

America’s mayors are stepping up and taking action to reduce carbon pollution in the absence of federal action and comprehensive national climate policy.
climate resilient

Fund diversifies its field of intervention on climate resilience

The Africa Climate Change Fund recently approved seven new project proposals amounting to around $4.7 million to tackle climate-resilience.
csir report loadshedding

Threat of loadshedding in S.Africa unpacked in CSIR report

A new report by the CSIR has analysed South Africa’s loadshedding, indicating that it cost the country’s economy between R60bn and R120bn in 2019 alone.
net-zero economy

Sectors that hold the key to achieving a net-zero economy: #wef20

Greenpeace’s report, It’s the Finance Sector, Stupid, blames the banking sector for holding back nations from achieving a net-zero economy.
SREP

Togo welcomes low-carbon power supply agreement

Globeleq, an independent power producer in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed a joint development agreement with the Togolese government to develop a utility-scale renewable energy project.

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