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Hydropower In Africa: An Overview

June 1st, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Hydropower has great attractions for Africa. First like coal, nuclear, hydropower, and geothermal are base load power. Except for South Africa, which is highly dependent on coal and its two nuclear power plants, there are no other nuclear power plants in Africa and very few coal plants. So along with geothermal power in Kenya, hydropower is the main source of baseload power


34 Emerging Market Countries Where Electrification Is A Great Idea

February 20th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Electrification is a key step to creating low-carbon cities. Replacing fossil fuel-powered vehicles, stoves, furnaces with electric alternatives reduces emissions and creates a host of other benefits. But not all cities are equally suitable for electrification. In some cases, electrification is impractical or can actually increase greenhouse gas emissions


The Missing Middle: Supplying Sub-Saharan Africa’s Commercial & Industrial Sector With Solar Energy

August 2nd, 2018 | by The Beam

As the cost of producing solar electricity continues to fall, solar projects to supply these businesses are technically and financially viable — however, they are not being implemented. This is because there is a structural finance gap in sub-Saharan Africa that prevents many solar projects from having access to finance and thus being realized. But with such obvious cost benefits, why does this finance gap exist


Investment Vital To Unlocking Africa’s Untapped Renewable Energy Potential

February 17th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

The need to unlock affordable and clean energy across Africa remains a major concern, with vast renewable energy resources available but untapped, and millions without electricity. A World Energy Council meeting to be held next week intends to address ways to best unlock the investment necessary to develop a clean and widespread energy infrastructure in Africa.



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