Policy and falling battery costs drive another record year for electric cars

The number of electric and plug-in hybrid cars on the world’s roads exceeded 3 million in 2017, a 54% increase compared with 2016, according...

Nigeria in agreement to address extreme weather impact

Nigeria has signed a memorandum of understanding with the African Risk Capacity (ARC) to work together to address the impact of extreme weather events...

AfDB offers finance boost for climate, disaster risk

The President of African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has called for growing partnership and stakeholders to help finance climate and disaster risk in Africa. He...

Commodity prices to rise more than expected in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices are forecast to average $65 a barrel over 2018, up from an average of $53 a barrel in 2017, on strong demand...

Developer launches funding support for renewable energy projects

Access Power, a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets,  has launched ACF 2018, the third edition of funding and support...

New techs offering opportunities to improve business

peakers at the International Conference on Responsible and Inclusive Finance (ICRIF) held in Kigali on 21 March urged Rwandan microfinance institutions (MFIs) to embrace...

UK backs new approach to develop Africa’s infrastructure

Britain has presented the Africa Infrastructure Board as UK companies and the government propose to help with a holistic approach to infrastructure development in...

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...

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