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Africa: Energy, Renewable Energy, Green Energy, Gas, Oil, Electricity

Light Up and Power Africa – The Neutrino Powercube Solution

Over 640 million Africans do not have access to power, making Africa the continent with the lowest electricity access rate in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa), the per capita energy consumption is 180 kWh, compared to 13,000 kWh in the United States and 6,500 kWh in  Europe. Energy access is critical for […]

Solar and renewable energy trends in 2023

by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer Industry veteran Sven Lindström, CEO of Swedish solar energy leader Midsummer, has predicted New Year’s energy trends since 2014 – often highly accurately. Again gazing into the crystal ball, this is what he sees as the three strongest trends in renewable energy as we move into 2023: Exactly a year […]

Are you a threat or an opportunity for biodiversity?

By Josephine Wawira  Kigali, a city that rhythms with African charm, prides itself on biodiversity so well maintained, sprawling over green valleys and ridges, the capital of the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda. I am here for the annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF), and like millions of other people who have visited Kigali, […]

South Africa: The latest developments in Just Energy Transition

Kieran Whyte, Partner and Head of the Energy. Mining & Infrastructure Group, Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg During the World Leaders’ Summit at COP 27 in November 2022, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa launched the new Just Energy Transition Investment Plan (JET IP) for South Africa. It was at COP 26 in November 2021, that it was […]

Bitgreen, GEAPP, and Sewa Energy Resources partner to build $110M Hydroelectric Facility in Sierra Leone

Bitgreen joins the mission by aiming to raise $10M in debt financing through its blockchain platform for the Betmai Hydroelectricity Facility backed by Sewa Energy Resources, the Rockefeller Foundation, Bezos Earth Fund, and IKEA Foundation Bitgreen, the company building blockchain’s epicenter for sustainability, partners with green infrastructure developer Sewa Energy Resources (SERL) and international climate […]

Africa to receive significant funding for the development of decentralized energy

The majority of Africans lack access to modern conveniences like electricity. Thankfully, the “The We  Give Light” foundation plans to donate 1 billion euros to the development of decentralized energy in Africa in order to provide the continent with renewable, decentralized, climate-friendly energy. These distributed energy systems are scheduled for development between 2023 and 2026. […]

‘Green affordable power in Africa is a must’ says new Power Up coalition at COP27

More than 600 million African people go without access to electricity, and more than 900 million are without safe cooking facilities. At the COP27 climate summit now happening in Egypt, Power Up –  a new campaign with over 45 member organisations, is amplifying marginalised African voices in pursuit of funding for green affordable energy, particularly for frontline organisations powering […]

Renewables are the best option for Mozambique’s power mix, finds Wärtsilä report

Wärtsilä is a global technology group that has a lot of experience with African energy markets. In their study, they looked at two separate scenarios for expanding the Mozambican power system. The aim was to assess the financial and environmental impact of one key parameter: how much renewable energy capacity should be built in each […]

AOG 2022 Presents A Great Opportunity To Invest In Angola’s Oil And Gas Future – Nj Ayuk

NJ Ayuk is the founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group and the executive chair of the Africa Energy Chamber of Commerce.

Now more than ever is the time to invest in Angola’s energy industry and drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth on the back of oil and gas. At a time when global markets are turning to African oil and gas, Angola has emerged as a highly attractive investment destination among international players, with the country’s […]

Nigeria’s gas demand will continue to grow despite falling production and limited infrastructure, according to a new report

The future of Nigeria’s natural gas industry looks promising, despite current production levels and limited infrastructure, according to a new report from African investment research agency Hawilti. While European markets are currently the main consumers of Nigerian gas, Hawilti’s report highlights the potential for growth in the domestic market. With demand expected to rise, investing […]

Africa: Energy transition policies and regulatory developments light up across the continent

Across the continent, countries in Africa are gearing up for the energy transition by implementing policy and legislative frameworks that take into account the energy crisis and the need for a renewable, decarbonized, decentralized energy supply that addresses climate change and the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Ahead of the United Nations Climate Change […]

COP27: A unique opportunity to set the stage for Africa’s future in clean energy, according to Wärtsilä report

The climate change conference COP27 offers a unique opportunity to increase energy access and lay the foundations for decarbonisation across Africa, but wealthy nations must deliver on their climate finance pledges to unlock the continent’s potential, according to a new report. ‘Pathways for Africa’s Energy Future,’ a report from the technology group Wärtsilä, provides power system […]

The African Energy Chamber releases its 2023 outlook on the state of African energy

The African Energy Chamber has released a report providing insights into the state of African energy in 2023. The report is intended to help global investors and energy companies make informed decisions about investing in Africa. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) – the voice of the African energy sector – is proud to announce the […]

Biomethane expansion provides local alternatives for imported gas and synthetic fertiliser

Dr. Paul Bennett, Chairman of IEA Bioenergy to the IEA Bioenergy conference “Technology advances in liquid biofuels and renewable gas”.  “Biomethane expansion is a strong tool to replace gas imports. With natural gas prices above 100 EUR/MWh, the competitiveness of biomethane has improved tremendously. Biomethane provides local solutions for waste, avoids emissions of methane and […]

Energy Entrepreneur Flies South Africa’s Flag High In Prestigious French Think Tank Listing

Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, founder and CEO of DLO Energy Resources Group whose company owns the largest wind farm in South Africa has been ranked 7th out of 100 in the prestigious Choiseul 100 Africa listing making her the only South African on the list and 1 of 4 women included in this ranking. It is also […]

Fotech and C3SS launch technology partnership to improve oil and gas security in Africa

Fotech and C3SS have entered into a non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to target specific African markets with Fotech’s fibre-enabled Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology. This technology has the potential to revolutionize perimeter and infrastructure security in Africa, providing a much-needed boost to safety and security in the region. Under the terms of the MOU, […]

Africa Trade Insurance (ATI) and Government of Ghana sign RLSF MOU to promote access to reliable, clean, and affordable electricity in the country

Ghana becomes the ninth ATI Member State to sign the RLSF MoU Ghana’s onboarding of RLSF will lead to significant progress in de-risking renewable energy projects, which should spur additional investments from project developers and lenders owing to the improved risk profile of the projects. RLSF is a joint initiative of ATI, the KfW Development […]

Aspects of Investment in Hydrogen and Development in the Hydrogen Sector in Africa

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Global law firm Baker McKenzie recently advised Advanced Clean Energy Storage I, LLC, along with Mitsubishi Power Americas, Inc. and Magnum Development, LLC, in the United States (US) Department of Energy’s (DOE) USD 504.4 million loan guaranty to develop the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen facility in central Utah in the United States. Closed on […]

Senegal faces key technology decisions in its search for the optimal gas-to-power strategy

By Joonatan Huhdanmäki, Senior Analyst, Energy, Wärtsilä On the back of its recent and substantial oil and gas discoveries, Senegal is now preparing to ensure that its vast natural gas resources will help meet future electricity demand and put an end to the excessive electricity prices undermining its economy. Senegal’s domestic gas reserves will be mainly used to […]

AEC Launches Q2, 2022 Outlook, the State of African Energy

Following the Q1 outlook, the Q2 report provides insight into the challenges, opportunities, and overall state of Africa’s energy sector. The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has released its Q2, 2022 outlook, the State of African Energy, providing detailed insight into current and emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities, and how the African energy sector is bouncing […]

Total focus on renewables and gas is the cheapest way to meet Mozambique’s new electricity demand

Wallace Manyara, Business Development Manager, Region South & East Africa, Wärtsilä Energy

Oped by Wallace Manyara, Business Development Manager, Region South & East Africa, Wärtsilä Energy  To meet its growing energy needs and increase electricity access across the population, Mozambique must build 1.3 GW of new power capacity over the next decade. A further 2 GW would be needed to support the planned development of the Beluluane […]

Global Alliance Africa collaborates with Energy Catalyst to introduce Kenya’s local energy ecosystem to opportunities within the UK.

Kenya has a long and generally successful track record of private sector participation in the energy sector. Like other African countries, affected by climate change, Kenya also experienced abnormally high rainfall, resulting in flooding that threatens food security in five counties. Tana River, Kisumu, Busia, Homa Bay and Migori counties are now depending on humanitarian […]