Rwanda Embraces Clean Cooking Technologies Ahead of Carbon Market Debut

In anticipation of its carbon market debut, the Rwandan government is actively promoting the adoption of subsidized clean cooking technologies to reduce deforestation and achieve its environmental goals. These innovative solutions are seen as crucial in alleviating pressure on the country’s forests and contributing to its carbon market strategy. The government’s push for clean cooking…

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KenGen Spearheads Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project to Enhance Kenya’s Renewable Energy Integration

KenGen Spearheads Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) Project to Enhance Kenya’s Renewable Energy Integration In a significant development towards bolstering Kenya’s renewable energy integration capabilities, Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has been entrusted with the implementation of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) project. Funded by the World Bank under the Kenya Green and…

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M-KOPA Expands to South Africa, Bringing Pay-as-You-Go Solar Power to Soweto

M-KOPA Expands to South Africa, Bringing Pay-as-You-Go Solar Power to Soweto M-KOPA has commenced its pilot operations in Soweto, South Africa, five months after securing over $250 million in debt and equity to fund its expansion across Africa. The company, renowned for its pioneering pay-as-you-go model for solar panels and smartphones in East Africa, is…

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KenGen Ramps Up Hydropower Generation Amid Rising Dam Levels and Ongoing Rains

KenGen Ramps Up Hydropower Generation Amid Rising Dam Levels and Ongoing Rains Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has stepped up hydropower generation after the large dams in the Eastern Region recorded improved inflows over the past week with the onset of ongoing rains. The NSE-listed company said its operational boost at Seven Forks has…

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China-Africa Sustainable Investment Summit Opens in Nairobi, Focus on Green Transition

China-Africa Sustainable Investment Summit Opens in Nairobi, Focus on Green Transition The 2023 China-Africa Sustainable Investment Summit kicked off in Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday, bringing together senior policymakers, diplomats, investors, and green entrepreneurs to discuss ways to enhance collaboration for a just and green transition. The summit, co-hosted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the…

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Africa Climate Business Forum kicks off in Nairobi to discuss ways to unlock climate finance and accelerate Africa’s Transition to Low-Carbon Growth 

Africa Climate Business Forum kicks off in Nairobi to discuss ways to unlock climate finance and accelerate Africa’s Transition to Low-Carbon Growth  A two-day meeting kicked off in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Wednesday, 1st November to discuss ways to unlock the climate finance required to accelerate Africa’s inclusive transition to low-carbon economic growth….

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Kenya to Host Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA) Conference in October 2023

Kenya will host the Renewable Energy Forum Africa (REFA) conference in October 2023. The event is expected to bring together stakeholders in the field of renewable energy to discuss solutions to sustainable energy development in Africa. The three-day event will feature presentations and panel discussions on a variety of topics, including: Africa’s role in the…

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Solving the renewable energy storage problem using zinc-ion batteries

Hotter summers, drier forests, rising waters: climate change is not just a threat to our future, it’s hurting our world right now. While there are many ways human activity has brought about climate change, global electricity generation sources are among the leading culprits. Despite small upticks in the supply of wind and solar power, we have not yet reached…

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