Enel joins forces with Qatar’s wealth fund to develop renewables in Sub-Saharan Africa

Under the deal, the Qatar Investment Authority will buy half of Enel’s 800MW renewable capacity in Zambia and South Africa

Siemens Gamesa lands first wind turbine order in Ethiopia

The energy giant will supply 29 3.4MW turbines to state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power for a new 100MW project

South Africa announces increases to fuel prices

Changes in Brent crude oil prices, along with the appreciation of the national currency against the dollar has informed the decision – applicable from June 3, 2020

Indigenous energy production expected to rise in Africa

A new report suggests the African continent could satisfy a quarter of all its energy need from renewable power within a decade

Investment platform raises £15m for African clean energy projects

UK aid-funded platform Energise Africa has already helped to reduce Africa’s annual carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes

Japanese firm invests in UK-based Winch Energy

The company develops and operates autonomous mini generation and distribution systems comprised of solar panels, battery storage and smart meters

UK awards £50m for clean energy projects in Africa

Winning projects include solar farms in Kenya, geothermal power stations in Ethiopia and battery storage across sub-Saharan Africa

Off-grid African solar ‘could offer opportunities worth $24bn per year’

That’s the prediction from Kleos Advisory, which in a new report stresses the importance of harnessing the potential of the continent and strengthening ties with UK businesses

African and South American sustainability ‘leaps and bounds ahead of EU’

The report notes while many EU countries are struggling to reach their 32% renewable energy usage target by 2030, nations such as Paraguay and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are already producing 100% renewable energy

UN calls for urgent action to address biomass use in Africa

A new study has found biomass production in the continent accounted for 90% of round-wood production in 2016, out of which 16% was converted to charcoal