AfrElec - Africa Power Monitor
Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power has finalised the project agreements for Egypt’s 200-MW Kom Ombo solar PV plant.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for all countries to support Africa’s efforts to limit the effects of climate change and to invest $100bn in the continent’s green energy industry.
South Africa aims to reduce its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 398-440mn tonnes per year by 2030, 28% less than its 2015-set targets.
South32 has proposed revised terms for the sale of its four South African coal mines to Seriti Resources, and has agreed to pay $200mn of clean-up costs at the four sites.
The latest round of talks to find an agreement on the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam have ended in failure in Kinshasa, DR Congo.
261 GW of new renewable power generating capacity was added globally in 2020, beating the previous record annual increase by almost 50%.
Anglo American and Engie are to work with a group of South African organisations to develop a hydrogen valley in the metals-rich Bushveld geological area in South Africa.
Eskom’s former head of generation Matshela Koko has called for President Cyril Ramaphosa to answer questions by the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on allegations of political interference at the power utility.
South Africa is the most coal-reliant G20 nation, and must embrace cheap renewables to exit its electricity crisis and phase out coal, the Ember think-tank said in its recent Global Electricity Review 2021.
The Government of Canada and the African Development Bank have signed an agreement formalizing the Canada–African Development Bank Climate Fund (CACF)
Mozambique's Administrative Tribunal (TA) has sharply criticised Brazil’s Vale for its refusal to share information of public interest concerning its coal mining activities in the western province of Tete.
Sudan, Egypt and Ethiopia are set to hold talks on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Kinshasa in early April.
Between 2000 and 2018, Chinese lending to Africa has been consistently above $10bn per year between 2012 and 2017, with a peak of $30mn in 2016, with infrastructure being the dominant sector.