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Boosting The Financing Of Local Distributed Renewable Energy Actors In Africa — Oil Change International Shows How It Can Be Done

July 21st, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

Renewable energy produced through off-grid and mini-grid wind and solar installations – called distributed renewable energy – has consistently been identified as the most effective, affordable, and resilient way to deliver electricity services to rural areas without access. However, only about 1-2% of financing for electricity in Africa is currently flowing to distributed renewable energy


How Green Is Your Country? (Map)

June 13th, 2013 | by Giles Parkinson

This article was originally published on RenewEconomy. Today’s Graph of the Day comes courtesy of The Energy Collective, and gives [&hellip


Africa at the Energy Crossroads: Ethiopia Launches 6 Wind, 1 Geothermal Power Project

November 26th, 2011 | by Andrew

Ethiopia's ramping up its clean energy power production with the announcement that construction's beginning on six wind power and one geothermal power project. A regional energy "powerhouse," the wind and geothermal power projects are viewed as complementary to Ethiopia's substantial hydropower resources, and are viewed as central to the East African nation's economic development plans


Africa at the Energy Crossroads: AfDB Finances Historic Renewable Energy Projects in South Africa, Morocco

November 25th, 2011 | by Andrew

The African Development Bank and South African state-owned electric utility Eskom signed a $365 million loan package that will help fund two historic renewable energy projects. The AfDB also pledged $498 million for Moroccan solar power projects. Africa, along with all nations around the world, stands at an energy crossroads. The AfDB loans will provide a substantive boost as South Africa and Morocco attempt to transition to clean energy economies that may serve as a model across the continent and beyond



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