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Cape Town welcomes more than 5000 power and water professionals this week as Eskom CE Brian Dames and Minister Edna Molewa address African Utility Week

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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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New technology for harvesting energy from low velocity ocean and tidal currents multiplies the potential for marine energy

by Anders Jansson, CEO, Minesto

Anders Jansson is co-founder and CEO of Minesto, an energy technology company in the field of marine energy, with a patented and proven technology (Deep Green) to harvest energy from low velocity tidal and ocean currents. He has eight years of experience from developing and commercialising marine energy technology, both as an entrepreneur and business leader with a background from Chalmers University of Technology. See http://www.minesto.com/. read more

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“The challenge in South Africa is ensuring that we have the technical skills to match the strong drive to invest in renewable energy.”

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World Earth Day: Clean Power Africa to showcase renewable energy solutions for businesses

Clean Power Africa to showcase top hydro, solar and wind technology

“Today’s World Earth Day reminds us all of our need to commit to protecting our environment and increasing renewable energy projects instead of relying on the more traditional power sources is a great way for countries and companies to start making a difference.”   This is according to Emma Sayers, the conference producer of the upcoming Clean Power Africa in Cape Town’s CTICC from 14-15 May. 

The event will give an exclusive look at hydro, wind and solar projects and opportunities across the African continent, gathering major stakeholders in the clean power energy generation sector looking at feasible solutions to fulfil Africa’s generation capacity needs. read more

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Norway allocates NOK 700 million to Tanzanian rural energy fund

OSLO, Norway, April 11, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Norway and Tanzania have signed an agreement under which Norway will provide NOK 700 million to Tanzania over a four-year period. This funding will be channelled to a rural energy fund in Tanzania that will give people in rural areas access to electricity. read more

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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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Energy Storage Station Congress 2013

 

———Tapping Into China Energy Storage Market 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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Nigeria Receives Approval for Additional CIF $50 million to Bolster Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Use with AfDB Support

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) (http://www.afdb.org) has announced an agreement to provide Nigeria with US $50 million to support an African Development Bank-supported program of financial intermediation for renewable energy and energy efficiency through local banks, as part of the country’s national Investment Plan endorsed by the CIF in 2010. The money, being provided under the CIF’s Clean Technology Fund (CTF), is designated to stimulate alternative and efficient ways to generate electricity and to reduce dependence on energy sources which contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. read more

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Solea Renewables takes a giant leap and completes construction of first off-grid 1MW photovoltaic plant in Southern Africa

The evident need for alternative energy sources is increasingly becoming more of a need than an option according to Solea Renewables. read more

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Headline: The time is ripe for biogas investment, says SABIA, ahead of launch at Africa Energy Indaba

The South African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA)will be launched at the Africa Energy Indaba in February 2013 by experts who believe that biogas should no longer be lumped together with other alternative energy sources,but holds enough weight to stand in its own category. 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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“Nuclear power is not just about reducing your carbon footprint; it should be an integral part of Africa’s development strategy.“

Exclusive interview with Greg Kaser, Supply Chain Working Group, World Nuclear Association, UK.  During the Generation track of African Utility Week in May he is part of a panel discussion on “Nuclear power in Africa”. read more

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