Renewable energy has a promising future in Africa

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African clean power sector to see strong growth in the near future The demand for renewable energy is growing quickly throughout Sub-Sahara Africa. Several African countries are looking to embrace clean power for the economic benefits that it offers. This demand is expected to have a significant impact on the renewable energy space. Within the next five years, the region’s clean power capacity is predicted to grow by more than 70%. New clean power systems will provide Africans with a reliable source of electricity. Renewable energy capacity set to grow…

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Explore Middle East And Africa Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2016: MarketResearchReports.Biz

MarketResearchReports.Biz has announced addition of new report “Middle East And Africa Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2016” to its database. Summary Middle East and Africa Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2016 is among the latest region specific policy reports from GlobalData, that offers comprehensive information on major policies governing renewable energy markets in the region. The report covers twelve key countries in the region, providing the current and future renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of overall growth potential of the renewable energy…

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Africa announces bold multi-billion dollar renewable energy plan

By the end of the decade Africa intends to develop a minimum of 10 gigawatts of renewable power on its continent. Last week at the United Nations climate summit in Paris, The African Union, an alliance comprised of 54 countries, announced its $20 billion plan for a huge renewable energy initiative that intends to see the development of at least 10 gigawatts (GW) of clean energy in Africa by 2020 and a total of 300 GW of energy from renewable sources by 2030. This is twice as much power than…

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New campaign aims to bring renewable energy to all

Power For All intends to bring electricity to communities that have limited access to power Power For All has launched a campaign that aims to bring electricity to hundreds of millions of people in several parts of the world. It is estimated that more than 1 billion people do not have reliable access to energy. In order to remedy this issue, Power For All will focus on promoting renewable energy, which may make it possible for communities in rural areas to have access to the electrical power that they need.…

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Renewable energy adoption accelerating in Africa

More clean energy to be installed throughout Africa this year than from 2000 to 2013 Africa is set to see more growth in the entirety of its renewable energy sector this year than it had from 2000 to 2013. According to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the continent is approaching an energy tipping point, where clean power is becoming more popular among African countries than traditional forms of energy. Several countries have begun to turn to clean energy in order to find economic prosperity and become more environmentally friendly.…

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African countries receive funding for renewable energy endeavors

Funding to help development of clean energy projects Six African countries have received a combined total of $330 million in funding for the development of renewable energy systems, clean technologies, and environmental pursuits. The funding is being provided by the African Development Bank and the Climate Investment Fund. The countries that will be receiving the funding are Ghana, Burkina Faso, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Mali, and Mozambique. The funding is expected to help these country’s establish more energy independence and find some economic progress through the use of…

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Tanzania takes a step toward a renewable energy future

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Renewable energy continues to gain favor due to economics Renewable energy has managed to gain strong traction throughout the world because of the economic benefits that it offers. In the past, clean power had been considered something of a novelty, important only to those that considered environmentalism as a priority. As the potential threat of climate change began receiving more attention, renewable energy grew as a political issue. The economics of clean power have, however, been able to sway many countries around the world to embrace new forms of energy…

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Seychelles completes first renewable energy project

Seychelles - Renewable Energy

Renewable energy project in Seychelles makes headlines It is not often that small countries make alternative energy news, but such has happened recently off the coast of Africa. Seychelles is a 115-island country just north of Madagascar and off the coast of eastern Africa. The country receives relatively little attention, as most small countries do, but it has been making strong progress in the field of renewable energy and has made alternative energy news headlines. This week marks the completion of the country’s first renewable energy project, called the Port…

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