EU launches renewable project in Uganda

The European Union has launched a renewable energy initiative in Uganda in an effort to promote using it. Called the Sustainable Energy Markets Acceleration (SEMA), the €850,000 (£682,000) project, which […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The European Union has launched a renewable energy initiative in Uganda in an effort to promote using it.

Called the Sustainable Energy Markets Acceleration (SEMA), the €850,000 (£682,000) project, which lasts for four years, is funded by the European Union and Hivos People Unlimited, a development agency.

It aims to educate people about the importance of renewable energy and increase the share in Uganda’s energy mix.

Dr Roberto Ridolfi, the EU delegation to Uganda said: “The project is intended to stimulate private sector investment and popularise the use of such energies among Ugandans for a green economy… Our motive is to make these energies cheaper and accessible.”

The EU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with five renewable energy firms to work on the project.