Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Crude oil prices rose above $70 a barrel yesterday, signalling that production cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC had helped in tightening supplies. International Benchmark Brent crude oil sold for $70.13 per barrel during...
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change. Despite great progress in recent years, still every...
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered that fuel cells can be powered by living algae, which is five times more efficient than current models. According to a statement, it is thought they could one day be used to provide...
The Danish power plant specialist Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), in consortium with MAN Diesel and Turbo (MDT), has been awarded US$150.26mn contract to build a 120MW gas-fired power plant in Benin The project entails construction of a whole...
Gender equality could have a significant impact on rural electrification moves in sub-Saharan Africa, new data suggests. Fenix International, which sells off-grid solar kits in Uganda and Zambia, has uncovered a gender difference: Although only 20 percent of its kits...
The African Development Bank disbursed more than €71 million for the construction of a 714 km high voltage power line. The infrastructure which will link N’Zérékoré (Guinea) and Sanankoroba (Mali), will enable the electrification of 201 villages and provide a...
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to commission Kariba South power expansion project’s first unit on 24th December, 2017. The unit will feed 150MW onto the national grid. The project has been undertaken by Chinese state-owned hydro-power engineering and construction...
Egypt’s ministry of power will offer tenders in the first quarter of 2018 for the development of solar power plants with a cumulative capacity of 500MW. Arab and international companies presented their offers to the New and Renewable Energy Authority...
Guinea will be allowed $650 million in non-concessional borrowing under a new three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme, allowing it to boost spending on infrastructure projects, the finance minister said on Tuesday. The IMF is itself lending Guinea - Africa's...
The renewable energy sectors of Ivory Coast and Morocco have both received a boost to further develop their planned projects. The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved $324 million in loans to support renewable energy projects in these two countries,...

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