World Bank withdraws funding for upstream oil & gas from 2019

The World Bank says it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas after 2019 in efforts to align its support to countries to...

Nigeria calls on World Bank to scale up renewable energy

Nigeria has asked the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to scale up the provision of and access to renewable energy...

Gains in energy efficiency could slow if govts fail on new policies, IEA warns

The International Energy Agency has warned the recent acceleration in global energy efficiency gains risks slowing down if governments do not maintain their focus...

Africa’s oil companies must evolve for future, says PwC analysis

National oil companies across Africa have an enormous opportunity to secure a more sustainable future by transforming into “national energy companies” (‘NECs’), escaping the...

AfDB funds 32MW solar plant in Chad

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant to be constructed in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital. In...

The Colossal African Solar Farm

The BBC visits a vast power plant at the door to the Moroccan desert that is helping to define the energy future of the...

Algeria Tells OPEC To Cut Oil Production By 1.1m BPD

Algeria has proposed that OPEC members cut 1.1 million barrels of daily oil production to boost prices, Iran’s Shana news agency reported Sunday. Members of...
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Why Morocco Is Leading The Charge Against Climate Change

In 2014 the country opened the largest wind farm in Africa, valued at $1.4 billion, in the southwest near the city of Tarfaya. Then,...
Renewable Energy

Kabir: Private investors will lead Nigeria’s RE boom once the indices are right

In an interview with OGN, Hannah Kabir, CEO of Creeds Energy said that once the right policies are in place, private investors and not...
Electricity

Decentralized Renewables: The Front Line Against Climate Change – By Susie Wheeldon

As climate negotiators gather in Marrakech for COP22, we must shine a spotlight on the world’s 1.1 billion people living without electricity, not only...

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