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WORLD ENERGY CONGRESS UNVEILS PROGRAM THEMES

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Sustainable Energy for All: Sector Results Profile

World Bank Group financing for power generation, transmission and distribution, and energy policy and regulatory reform has helped expand access to millions of households in over 60 countries. Bank Group financing, combined with advisory and analytical services, knowledge products, as well as policy support, has also helped launch and scale up renewable energy generation and energy efficiency at national, sub-national and municipal levels. During 2002-11, the Bank supported projects for the construction and rehabilitation of about 115,000 kilometers of transmission and distribution lines and about 19,000 megawatts of generation capacity to improve access to reliable energy.

Off-grid solar power is lighting up gers and herders' lives across the vast steppes of Mongolia. Seventy percent of Mongolia’s herders now have access to electricity.

Challenge

More than 1.2 billion people—about 17 percent of the world’s population—are without access to electricity, most of them concentrated in about a dozen countries in Africa and Asia. Another 2.8 billion rely on wood, charcoal, dung and coal for cooking and heating, which results in over four million premature deaths a year due to indoor air pollution. Shortages in power supplies, and their unreliable and poor quality, due to underinvestment, are also major challenges facing developing countries. read more

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“Much is said of Inga but Ethiopia has the potential to become a major regional supplier.”

Interview with Paul Runge, Managing Director, Africa Project Access.  Paul will chair two hydropower sessions during the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town in May. read more

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“Solar investors, project developers and EPCs are shifting from a short term cost per Watt focus to a more accurate measure of a system’s value based on the levelized cost of electricity, expressed as cost per kilowatt hour.”

Exclusive interview with StephanPadlewski, Market & Program Leader at DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions.  DuPont is a silver sponsor at the upcoming Clean Power Africa.  A DuPont specialist will also address the solar conference session on:  “Know What is in Your Modules – Materials Matter”. read more

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World Water Day: South Africa has most progressive water policies, but fails with implementation

African Utility Week to look at municipalities’ key water challenges read more

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The 5th Unconventional Hydrocarbons Summit will be held in June 2013

——Boosting Commercial Operation, Realizing Technology Breakthrough and Pursuing Comprehensive Cooperation 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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Visa Inc. Survey: Tooth Fairy Spending Rebounds, Up 15%

Tooth Fairy Now Leaves an Average of $3 Per Tooth , Up From $2.60 in 2011 read more

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Deal builds on Standard Bank Group’s track record in Mozambique

Empresa Moçambicana de Exploraçāo Mineira SA (EMEM) has mandated Standard Bank Group to advise it on its current and future shareholdings in Mozambican mining companies and to advise EMEM as it works to develop the infrastructure required to unlock the full potential of mining projects in Mozambique. read more

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MEC Qedani Mahlangu to Officially Open the Africa Energy Indaba 2013 Exhibition

The Gauteng MEC for Infrastructure Development, Qedani Mahlangu will officially open the exhibition of the 5th annual Africa Energy Indaba on 19th February 2013 at the Sandton Convention Centre.  The exhibition will be showcasing the latest technologies and vast opportunities in Africa’s energy sector. The opening of the exhibition by the MEC reinforces the Department of Infrastructure Development’s (DID) commitment to a greener economy. read more

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Debate about nuclear power to heat up at 2013 Nuclear Forum

Although nuclear power stations have been phased out in many parts of the world due to safety concerns following Japan’s Fukushima disaster, the debate about nuclear power as an alternative to coal-fired power is heating up in South Africa. read more

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Global Oil and Gas CAPEX to Increase to $1,201 Billion in 2013

FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — In recent years it has become clear that the vast resources of both conventional and unconventional natural gas reserves in place will see it dominate the energy mix over the next century as these reserves are exploited and brought into production. The drive to develop these reserves is coming from a substitution effect as a result of high oil prices and a move away from the use of both coal and nuclear energy. read more

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