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Africa: AfDb Guarantees $12bn Investment in Electricity Over Five Years

The 8th President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has explained that AfDB would invest $12bn over the next five years in support of accelerated electricity supply in Africa and would leverage between $45 to $50m from the private sector.  He disclosed this at the Africa Day in Marrakech, Morocco on the side-line

This photo taken on September 26, 2016 in George, South Africa, shows a passenger commercial aicraft taxiing on the airport's runway before take off,  as solar panels are seen in the foreground. 
Africa gets is first solar-powered airport in George, with a plant that converts solar energy into direct current electricity using solar panels. The operation produces up to 750 kilowatts a day and powers 41 percent of the airport, with the aim to convert to 100 percent function by the end of the year.


South Africa Basks in Continent’s First Solar-Powered Airport

At first glance there’s nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George, a town of just 150,000 residents on South Africa’s south coast. In fact though, the small site is Africa’s first “green” airport to be powered by the sun. The control tower, escalators, check-in desks, baggage carousels, restaurants and ATMs —


Ugandan Communities to Get Electricity for Free

In East Africa, Uganda’s State minister for mineral development, Peter Lokeris, has stated that households living within a five-kilometre radius of the Kawanda-Masaka electricity transmission line are to be connected to the national grid free of charge. According to local media the Monitor Lokeris said the project, which is now being launched in Matugga in


Global Clean Energy Deployment Still Low, Says IEA

International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global clean energy deployment is still overall behind what is required to meet the 2°C goal. It added that the recent progress on electric vehicles, solar PV and wind is promising. The Executive Director, IEA, Dr Fatih Birol, at an international conference in Seoul, South Korea, stressed the

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