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

ENGIE Africa completes Egypt’s largest wind farm 45 days early

The 262.5MW Ras Ghareb wind farm is now fully connected to the grid and is ready for commercial operation

Climate finance: Agreement to step up collaboration in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Memorandum of Understanding establishes a framework of co-operation to collaborate in a number of areas to tackle climate change and boost finance

Mitsubishi invests in pay-as-you-go London solar start-up

BBOXX currently operates in 12 countries in Africa and intends to expand to Asia

Guinness and Smirnoff owner pours £180m into greener operations in Africa

Diageo’s investment will deliver solar energy, biomass power and water recovery processes across 11 of its brewing sites

Africa’s largest wind farm enters full operation in Kenya

The consortium behind the project claims the facility now makes up around 17% of the country’s installed capacity

UK pledges £250m to tackle climate change in Africa

It is the Department for International Development’s largest single direct climate investment in the continent

Wind energy
Global wind energy launches Africa Task Force

The alliance of developers, manufacturers and associations hopes to help add 33GW of new wind energy capacity by 2028

Africa
African energy gets £30 million UK aid boost

The finance aims to give people and companies across Africa improved access to affordable, clean electricity