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Kenya Named The World’s Least Toxic Country

AFRICANGLOBE - Kenya is world’s least toxic country according ranking by renewable energy firm The Eco Experts by the help of data obtained from the International Energy Agency and World Health Organization (WHO). In an article published on Newsweek, the east African nation topped a list that takes account of air pollution, energy consumption and renewable energy production.

Industry: Africa’s Third Revolution

AFRICANGLOBE - Renewable energy, the sharing economy and transportation innovation are reshaping economies across the world. Will Africa be able to leapfrog
in its development to build revolutionary electricity, manufacturing and transportation networks?

Ethiopia To Step Up As Regional Clean Power Exporter

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighbouring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions.

Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam 42% Complete

AFRICANGLOBE - Ethiopia is now harnessing its potential for renewable energy to fight against poverty and improve the lives and livelihoods of its people, said engineer Simegnew Bekele. "This is our primary agenda, number one agenda for our country; this is a project which is equipping us to fight poverty, our common enemy.

Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

AFRICANGLOBE - Access to modern, renewable energy enables countries to create better lives for its people – from lighting streets and reducing crime to providing electricity to manufacture local goods as well as cleaning and pumping water throughout the country.

Ethiopia Opens Africa’s Largest Windfarm

AFRICANGLOBE - A windfarm billed as the biggest in Africa has been opened by Ethiopia's prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, a potentially crucial step for the continent's renewable energy industry.

Report Boasts Africa’s Renewable Energy Potential

AFRICANGLOBE - Spending on renewable energy is undergoing a geographic shift, with developing countries investing more last year despite an overall 12 per cent drop in global spending since 2011, according to two reports published this week (12 June).

East Africa’s $64bn Power Plan to End Energy Woes

AFRICANGLOBE - The East Africa region plans to spend $64 billion on joint power projects to generate eight times more power, and end crippling energy woes that have slowed economic growth. The new spending plan released last week shows that the joint power project aims to generate 26,649 MW of energy by 2038. This is more than eight times the current 3,670MW produced in the EAC.

Nigeria’s Oil Faces Crisis As U.S. Controls Energy Future

AFRICANGLOBE - Nigeria's oil boom may be coming to an end. United States president Barack Obama has declared that the America is now ready to take control of its energy future. Obama made the declaration yesterday in his state of the nation presentation to the US Congress.

Development Bank of Ethiopia Offers $20m To Fund Renewable Energy Projects

AFRICANGLOBE - The Development Bank of Ethiopia will offer up to $20 million to private companies in efforts to accelerate development of renewable energy and energy efficient products. The funds will be drawn from money granted to the country by the World Bank in May of last year, with a total of $ 40 million having been allotted to renewable energy development projects initiated in the private sector according to reports in local media.

Southern Africa Has Astronomical Energy Potential

AFRICANGLOBE - The potential for renewable energy (RE) in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is estimated at 37,342 TeraWatt hours (TWh). According to...

African States Called Upon to Priotise Energy in Development Strategies

AFRICANGLOBE - As Africa’s increasingly strong economic performance continues, the continent needs to generate enough energy to power the development. Most African countries have set...

South Africa: Renewable Energy Programme to Bring in Billions

South Africa's Department of Energy says it is expecting R47 billion to be invested in the country through Window 1 of the Renewable Energy...

Development Bank Approves Billions for Infrastructure in Southern Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa approved R27.5-billion for infrastructure projects, 86% of which are in South Africa, during 2011/12, the bank said on...

U.N. official Advises Kenya Not to Rush Towards Nuclear Energy

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is advising against plans by Kenya to set up a nuclear power plant, and is instead urging the...

Africa Set for Renewable Energy Boom

Investment in renewable power in Africa is set to grow from a total of US$3.6-billion in 2010 to $57-billion by 2020, accompanied by huge foreign direct investment in energy infrastructure.