Netherlands Grants Sh.10 Million for Locally-Led Climate Action in Ewaso Ng’iro Basin

A glimmer of hope has emerged for communities grappling with the harsh realities of climate change in the Ewaso Ng’iro basin.  The Netherlands government, through the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)-Kenya, has provided a Sh.10 million grant to support climate-smart initiatives in the region.  This critical funding prioritizes locally-led solutions and aims to build…

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Devastating Floods in East Africa Claim Over 250 Lives

Relentless heavy rains have caused widespread devastation across East Africa, especially in Kenya and Tanzania.  The continuing downpour has triggered extensive floods, resulting in destruction and claiming over 250 lives.  The force of nature has left communities in shock, infrastructure damaged, and hundreds of thousands displaced from their homes. The floods have caused widespread devastation…

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EAIF Commits $30 Million for AXIAN Energy's Renewable Vision

Transforming Africa: AXIAN Energy’s Utility-Scale Solar Initiatives

AXIAN Energy underwent a strategic transition in 2017, aligning its trajectory with the global shift towards renewable energy. This forward-thinking approach positions AXIAN Energy at the forefront of Africa’s renewable energy revolution. EAIF’s Strategic Support The $30 million loan facility from EAIF is not just a financial injection; it is a catalyst for AXIAN Energy’s…

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Abyssinia Steel inks deal with Empower New Energy for a 2.5 MW solar plant

Abyssinia Steel inks deal with Empower New Energy for a 2.5 MW solar plant

East Africa’s leading steel manufacturer, Abyssinia Steel, has taken a major leap towards sustainable energy with a 25-year power purchase agreement with Norway’s Empower New Energy. This partnership marks Empower New Energy’s first investment in Kenya and paves the way for Abyssinia Steel to become fully powered by renewable energy. The project, supported by a…

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Dar and Sun Africa Partner on Energy Transition and Sustainable Development in Africa

Global design and engineering firm Dar Al-Handasah and renewable energy specialist Sun Africa have solidified their partnership with a new memorandum of understanding (MoU). This agreement strengthens their commitment to collaborating on energy transition and sustainable development initiatives across Africa, with a focus on projects in Angola and Nigeria. The initial collaboration will see Dar…

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Electric Bus Startup BasiGo Receives $5 Million from British International Investment for Delivery of 100 Electric Buses in Kenya

Electric bus startup BasiGo has secured a $5 million investment from British International Investment (BII) to accelerate the delivery of 100 electric buses in Kenya. The funding, sourced from BII’s Climate Innovation Facility, will support BasiGo’s efforts to scale the local assembly of e-buses and expand their presence in Kenya’s public transport sector. BasiGo’s innovative…

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AstraZeneca Expands AZ Forest Program to Kenya, Commits to Planting 6 Million Trees monitored by AI

AstraZeneca has announced the expansion of its flagship AZ Forest program to Kenya. The company pledges to plant up to six million trees across six counties in western Kenya, covering over 3,500 hectares of land. This ambitious reforestation project marks the first time that AZ Forest has deployed an AI deep learning model to monitor…

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COP28

Is President Biden’s Call for the Global Elimination of Every Coal Plant Realistic? Insights from COP28

At the cop28 climate summit 2023, John Kerry, the Special Envoy for Climate in the Biden administration, unveiled an audacious plan to eliminate every coal plant globally.  This proposal aligns with the Biden administration’s climate rule, which mandates a 90% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel power plants by 2035-2040, with non-compliance leading…

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Kenya Accelerates Electric Vehicle Adoption, Paving the Way for a Sustainable Transportation Future

Kenya Accelerates Electric Vehicle Adoption, Paving the Way for a Sustainable Transportation Future Kenya is witnessing a surge in the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) driven by the government’s National Electric Mobility Plan, which aims to create a greener transportation system and implement sustainable road traffic management strategies. This shift towards EVs is being fueled…

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Schneider Electric to address Data Centers in the Age of Sustainability at the Industry and AfricaCom 2023

Schneider Electric to address Data Centers in the Age of Sustainability at the Industry and AfricaCom 2023 Data centers are essential to the modern digital world, providing the infrastructure that powers everything from websites and social media to cloud computing and artificial intelligence. However, data centers also consume a significant amount of energy, making them…

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