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Japanese multinational signs East African geothermal development deals

     28th October 2016 Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corporation has moved to expand its presence in the East African renewable-energy market by signing geothermal development deals with Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda and Djibouti. The memorandums of understanding (MoUs) that Toshiba signed with the four countries will see... 

Caltex Australia to Distribute Chevron Premium Base Oils in Australia

     25th August 2016 Chevron Corporation announced today that its affiliate, Chevron Singapore Pty Ltd, has signed an agreement with Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd. to become an authorized distributor of Chevron premium Group II base oils in Australia. With limited in-country production of premium base oils, this... 

Geothermal exploration for S Africa a possibility, funding a major challenge 

By: Anine Kilian     20th July 2016 While geothermal energy is renewable and can be used for baseload supply, the major challenge surrounding this type of energy in South Africa is that geothermal exploration is expensive, which is why it has yet to be undertaken in the country, says Royal Haskoning energy consultant David Johnson.... 

Energy company signs 20-year power purchase agreement

     15th July 2016 Wind energy developments project management company Kipeto Energy, is one step closer to delivering additional clean energy to the people of Kenya following an announcement that it formally signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Kenya Power last month. 

Kenya to strengthen private sector investment in geothermal energy

By: Anine Kilian     8th April 2016 The Climate Investment Funds’ Clean Technology Fund (CTF) has approved a $29.65-million concessional loan to Kenya to cofinance up to two geothermal projects to increase the country’s power capacity, particularly drawing on untapped geothermal resources in the Rift Valley. The programme would be... 

Africa can quadruple share of renewable energy – Irena report 

By: Kim Cloete     5th October 2015 Amid soaring electricity demand, the African continent is capable of generating nearly one-quarter of its energy needs through clean, indigenous renewable energy by 2030, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) shows. A combination of modern renewables technology could... 

AfDB supporting more countries to advance climate-smart initiatives

By: Sashnee Moodley     20th March 2015 Through its climate investment fund (CIF), the African Development Bank (AfDB) now supports one regional and 25 national investment plans across Africa. 

AfDB supports more countries to advance climate-smart initiatives

By: Sashnee Moodley     27th February 2015 Through its climate investment fund (CIF), the African Development Bank (AfDB) now supports one regional and 25 national investment plans across Africa. 

Kenya’s economy remains robust, but security a concern for IMF

By: Anine Kilian     12th December 2014 A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by IMF assistant director Africa Mauro Mecagni, visited Kenya this month and reached a staff-level agreement on a programme that could be supported by the IMF through a stand-by arrangement and stand-by credit facility (SBA/SCF). “Kenya’s... 

Renewable power a major energy growth source

By: Jonathan Rodin     12th December 2014 According to autonomous organisation the International Energy Agency (IEA), gas and renewable power are expected to be the major sources of energy growth on the African continent in the coming years.  More than 620-million people, or two-thirds of the continent’s population, in sub-Saharan Africa... 

Stable energy source key challenge for aluminium industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th September 2014 The availability of stable energy sources at competitive prices remains a core challenge for the South African aluminium industry, says EY Africa mining and metals leader Wickus Botha. “As aluminium smelting processes are significantly energy intensive, these smelters and foundries require a... 

NMMU offers short courses in renewable energy

     31st July 2014 IN LINE with international trends to embrace the benefits of renewable energy, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University is offering four short courses on alternative energy. NMMU, in conjunction with the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies at Stellenbosch University, has compiled a... 

Company Annoucements:Grass roots energy transition: New Energy Husum focuses on own consumption of renewable energy, electric vehicles and eco-building

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th October 2013 The tenth New Energy Husum trade fair is focused  on grass roots energy transition. From 20 to 23 March 2014 the focus of the exhibition and the congress in the North Frisian town is own use of renewable energy, alternative transport with electric vehicles, energy-efficient and ecological... 

Kenya Power signs 140 MW power purchase deal

By: Reuters     8th April 2013 Kenya Power has signed a deal to buy 140 MW of geothermal electricity from private producer AGIL for 25 years starting in 2018, Kenya Power said in a statement on Monday. Demand for electricity from firms and homes outstrips Kenya's installed generation capacity, which frequently leads to... 

The renewable energy 'gold rush' is in Africa

     18th January 2013 Africa, with all its natural resources, is the ideal location for renewable energy infrastructure investment and development. With renewable energy investment set to grow from $3.6-billion in 2012 to $57-billion by 2020, the 'gold rush' has started.  The large volume of foreign direct investment... 

Global power generation conference, exhibition comes to Africa

By: Gia Costella     19th October 2012 The inaugural Power-Gen Africa conference and exhibition, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from November 6 to 8, will provide comprehensive coverage of Africa’s power needs, the available resources and the issues facing the power-generation sector across sub-Saharan Africa, the... 

Company Announcement: juwi Management certified for Operational Management of Renewable Energy Plants 

     2nd May 2012 juwi Management GmbH has now completely been certified according to ISO 9001 


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