GE Power has released a whitepaper on “Digitization of Energy Transmission & Distribution in Africa”. The paper explores the opportunities and challenges faced in Sub-Saharan Africa as the new future of energy and electrification emerges. The paper also looks at the role of smart technology to transform grids as they continue to reflect the changes in the way energy is generated, distributed, traded, managed and stored.
The Government of Gabon and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) signed a Letter of Intent for 18 million US dollars to protect the country’s forests and accelerate the fight against climate change.
Hanergy Thin-Film Power Group, a pioneering multinational clean energy company, recently launched its “Lighting Africa” corporate social responsibility (CSR) project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The French Development Agency (AFD) has issued an expression of interest for the construction of a 25 MW solar power project in Benin.
The Algerian government is looking at resuscitating its large-scale solar plans by restarting the 4 GW solar tender which was first announced in March 2017. This was recently revealed by Mouloud Bakli who is the president of Algerian solar energy association, Club Energia, and managing director of Tell Group.
Scientific evidence shows that African economies are already reeling from the devastating effects of climate change, further exacerbating their development challenges. Also, seven out of the ten countries most threatened by climate change are in Africa.
Zero Mass Water, a USA company based in Scottsdale, Arizona recently launched its flagship SOURCE Hydropanel product in South Africa. The SOURCE Hydropanel is an installation that turns sunshine and air into good quality drinking water in nearly all climatic conditions around the world.
Mozambique is set to host the 2nd Regional Symposium on Greening the Judiciaries in Africa from 1 to 3 August 2018. African chief justices and presidents of supreme and regional courts will meet to discuss how to strengthen adjudication of environmental disputes in Africa.