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Clean Energy West Africa Summit Confirms Workshop for Ecowas-Based Clean Energy Start-Ups

In partnership with the Climate Innovation Center, Ghana, the Clean Energy West Africa Summit will host the first incubator workshop in April which will look at how entrepreneurs can build, develop and sustain clean energy businesses. read more

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Under One Per Cent of Clean Energy Technology Patents Filed in Africa, Highlighting Huge Potential for Exploiting Renewable Sources

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Report Launch: 10am, Monday May 13
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“African countries are increasingly focused on the potential renewable energy offers to their economies.”

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Time for “Dark Continent” to invest in renewable energy

By Dr Nawal Al-Hosany

Dr Al-Hosany is director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize and the Director of Sustainability at Masdar read more

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Standard Bank Group arranges first renewable energy bond in South Africa

Standard Bank Group has acted as the sole lead arranger for South Africa’s first – and only the world’s third – renewable energy bond for concentrated photovoltaic energy . The R1-billion, 16-year solar financing bond (closed on 29 April), with an 11% coupon was raised for French renewable energy firm Soitec. read more

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Standard Bank uses sustainable strategy to mesh commercial reality and social relevance

2012 Sustainability Report proves that Standard Bank’s strategy and sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well in the past 12 months read more

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“In recent years we have noticed that stronger local presence will further boost our business.”

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“The time for a sustainable use of renewables is now. We do not have a choice. Clean energy is the way to go.”

Exclusive interview with Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Managing Director of ZAIDG, Zimbabwe and speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference. read more

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SEFA and Partners Launch Competition for Clean Energy Entrepreneurs in West Africa

About the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA): SEFA is a joint initiative between the African Development Bank and the Government of Denmark comprising of resources of up to US $56 million to unlock investments in small and medium scale sustainable energy projects on the African continent. It operates through two components: (i) project preparation grants to bring renewable energy generation and energy efficiency projects to bankability and (ii) equity investments to bridge the financing gap and infuse the managerial capacity needed for successful project implementation. SEFA is structured to be used as a flexible multi-donor facility to support the access to sustainable energy agenda in Africa, and is one of Africa’s instruments under the UN-championed Sustainable Energy for All initiative. read more

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10th Clean Coal Forum will be held on June 2013

CDMC Events will be presenting the10th Clean Coal Forum 2013 on June 13nd-14th2013 in Beijing,China. It will make you understand regulatory aspects for coal conversion and utilization to ensure you are up to date with industry requirements and understand China’s 12th 5-year bridge plan, gain insights on how to increase quality of product to meet China’s new requirement, learn about new initiatives, projects and techniques to develop a deep understanding of the China coal industry and worldwide, hear from local and international experts to acquire knowledge of the latest trends and technologies to improve the clean energy development. read more

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Renewable energy not viable option for ordinary householder

Clean Power Africa to showcase successful renewable projects read more

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Clean Power Africa to Showcase Successful Renewable Projects

Clean Power Africa will give an exclusive look at hydro, wind and solar projects and opportunities across the African continent in Cape Town in May.

 

Cape Town, South Africa, March 10, 2013 –(PR.com)– There is undoubtedly awareness among South Africans that renewable energy is the way to go. But how feasible is it for the ordinary householder to switch to new, greener technology?

“In a country such as South Africa where solar energy is abundant, the sustainability of its usage through solar geysers and solar panels is unquestioned,” says Dr Roula Inglesi-Lotz, senior lecturer at the Department of Economics of the University of Pretoria and headline speaker at the upcoming Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition from 14-15 May in Cape Town. read more

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The renewable energy ‘gold rush’ is in Africa

Africa, with all its natural resources, is the ideal location for renewable energy infrastructure investment and development. With potential growth in renewable energy investment set to grow from US $3,6 billion in 2012 to US $57 billion by 2020, the ‘gold rush’ has started.  The large volume of foreign direct investment into the South African Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) established by the South African Department of Energy to identify investment opportunities in the electricity sector is evidence of this gold rush. read more

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The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment and MASEN confirm support for Power Industry North Africa 2013

The Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment and MASEN, the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy, have confirmed their support for the first Power Industry North Africa Conference which will be held in Casablanca, Morocco, on the 27-28 February 2013. read more

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