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Nedbank leads in renewable energy finance in South Africa

A brief search through the headlines across the world leaves no doubt that the threat posed by climate change has morphed from a focus of only climate activists to a global concern points out Mark Boshoff, head of Strategic Initiatives for Nedbank Business Banking. Writing in an opinion piece, Mark also adds that the climate emergency is now being recognised at board level, and contributing towards meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a requirement in any responsible multinational or major company.

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East Africa Investing Top Stories 

Kenya launches private sector financing for solar solutions

The Kenyan government recently launched a USD 47 million financial facility under the Kenya-Off-Grid Solar Access Project (KOSAP) aimed at spurring the private sector to provide viable solar and clean cooking solutions to about 1.1 million people in the 14 marginalized counties of West Pokot, Turkana, Marsabit, Samburu, Isiolo, Mandera, Wajir, Garrisa, Tana River, Lamu, Kilifi, Kwale, Taita Taveta and Narok.

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Investing Rest Of World Top Stories 

GE Renewable Energy to provide turbines for French offshore wind farm

GE Renewable Energy announced on 16 April 2019 that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Eolien Maritime France (EMF) confirming its commitment to provide and service Haliade 150-6MW turbines to the first French EMF offshore wind farm yet to be cleared of any legal recourse.

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Investing Rest Of World Top Stories 

German-African Energy Forum Boosts Africa’s Energy Sector

The African Energy Chamber has hailed the German Government and the African-German Business Association (Afrika-Verein der deutschen Wirtschaft) on the success of the 13th German-African Energy Forum that took place in Hamburg on March 27 and 28, under the theme “Realizing & Financing Africa’s Energy Revolution”.

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