Energy & Power Generation

Scottish Oil and Gas Trade Delegation Visits Nigeria

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A Scottish Oil & Gas delegation is in Nigeria to gain a good understanding of local market conditions and to look for potential local partners. A Scottish Oil & Gas delegation is in Nigeria from 25-28 January 2016. The aim of the visit is to gain a good understanding of local market conditions and to look for potential local partners …

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Akon Joins Governments From South Africa, Mozambique, Egypt and Nigeria to Discuss ‘Energy Access’ at Powering Africa: Summit in Washington D.C. Next Week

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Understanding the level of energy access required across such a diverse continent as Africa remains an on-going challenge for potential investors to determine project bankability. Senegalese musician Akon and his partners Samba Bathily and Thione Niang have launched Akon Lighting Africa, an innovative initiative focusing on beyond the grid investment in Africa. Solektra International will introduce the initiative to delegates …

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USTDA Accepting Proposals for Power Africa Projects

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The U.S. Trade and Development Agency is expanding its investments in sustainable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa. An implementing agency of the U.S. government’s Power Africa initiative, USTDA invests in project preparation activities designed to generate renewable and gas-fired power, modernize electric grids and increase energy efficiency. The Agency’s programs are available to help African project sponsors prepare bankable clean …

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SA: Department clarifies developments in nuclear build programme

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By –SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Department of Energy has moved to clarify reports that government and Cabinet have finalised a decision to implement the nuclear build programme. “The decision to proceed with developing the nuclear new build programme was taken in principle by Cabinet in June 2015, namely that South Africa should proceed with developing a programme for the procurement …

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Department clarifies developments in nuclear build programme

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Department of Energy has moved to clarify reports that government and Cabinet have finalised a decision to implement the nuclear build programme. “The decision to proceed with developing the nuclear new build programme was taken in principle by Cabinet in June 2015, namely that South Africa should proceed with developing a programme for the …

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Norway and Kenya to cooperate in Oil for Development programme

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‘Kenya has requested assistance from Norway in developing its petroleum sector. Through the programme Oil for Development, Norway will support Kenya in improving management of its natural resources and protection of the environment with the objective that oil and gas resources to benefit the country and its people,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. The Norwegian Government approved 17 …

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Africa to double electricity production after launching Renewable Energy Initiative

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Africa has launched an ambitious Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) as the continent’s major contribution to Conference of Parties (COP21) taking place in Paris, France. The launch of the initiative which aims to produce 300 gigawatts (GW) of electricity for the continent by 2030 is a demonstration of Africa’s leadership in the UN climate negotiations. The initiative’s goals are to …

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East Africa: Hot-bed for Energy Related Investments

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Private sector participation and international cooperation will facilitate the commercial exploration of substantial energy reserves, says Frost & Sullivan. East Africa is emerging as a hotbed for energy related investments not only for its robust economic growth, but also for its potential to become one of the largest producers and exporters of oil and natural gas in the world. Countries …

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Shapps: Africa can pioneer a solar revolution

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Solar power can help solve Africa’s energy issues, Grant Shapps has said during a visit to Nigeria. Reliable solar power systems can help some of Africa’s poorest to cope with the continent’s chronic power shortages, Minister of State for Africa Grant Shapps has said during a visit to Nigeria. Speaking during a tour of solar energy facilities backed by the …

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Saving energy is everybody’s business

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Pretoria – While energy efficiency is recognised as one of the most cost effective ways of improving energy security, cooperation with all players — including the private sector — is necessary to address South Africa’s energy challenges. Speaking on behalf of Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson at the Private Sector Energy Efficiency conference, the Department of Energy’s Deputy Director General: Energy …

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