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Panasonic Distributes Solar Lanterns

Panasonic Distributes Solar Lanterns

Last week, the international electronic technologies and solutions provider, held a donation ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa. Speaking at the event was the Ambassador of Japan, Shigeyuki Hiroki, who said: “We want to strengthen the effective use of solar lanterns delivered in these three countries and promote this promising form of

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Adopting Green Trends can Improve your Triple Bottom Line

While South Africa continues to move towards a green trend when developing new buildings, the real test of sustainability begins on occupation. If a building is green, but its occupants are not, the trade-off will most likely lead to diluted sustainability results. According to the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA): “Green building incorporates

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German Funding Initiative to Africa Attracts More Donors

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) to a multi-donor trust fund. On Tuesday, the AfDB stated that this conversion brings two new partners to the Fund, the governments of Italy and Flanders (Belgium), who are contributing €4.7 million ($5 million) and €2 million ($2


Global Experts Say The Economic Case for Renewable Energy Has Never Been Stronger

Countries around the world will require “an unparalleled ramp up” of clean technologies and a range of ambitious policies to prevent dangerous warming of the planet’s atmosphere, say international experts. But they also lay out a plan that shows the expensive transformation — or “decarbonization” of the global economy — is possible and would save

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African Union Celebrates ENACTUS Power Project

The African Union Foundation has selected H-Power project of the ENACTUS Nigeria as one of Africa’s most innovative projects presented and showcased at the inaugural session of African Economic Platform organised by the Foundation. The three-day event held in Port Louis, Mauritius, started last Monday. It was attended by heads of government and business leaders.


EU Funds Large-Scale Solar Projects in Nigeria, others

Last week the EU’s Africa Renewable Energy Initiative announced 14 new renewable energy projects across the continent, representing 1.7GW, with a total potential investment of almost €4 billion (US$4.2 billion). “With these 14 new projects, potentially worth up to €4 billion of investments, the European Union is delivering on its promises,” said commissioner for International

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