Category Archives: Africa

RENEWABLES READINESS ASSESSMENT BOTSWANA

COUNTRY OVERVIEW Botswana is a landlocked country located in central–southern Africa, with a mean altitude above sea level of 1 000 metres and a total area of 582 000 square kilometres (km2 ). The official languages are English and Setswana, … Continue reading

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Global Market Outlook For Solar Power 2021 – 2025

Global solar market In 2020, a year the world suffered from a severe health and economic crisis, solar was again the power generating technology with the highest net installed capacity, with a 39% share of all new installations for the … Continue reading

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BRACING FOR CLIMATE IMPACT: Renewables as a climate change adaptation strategy

INTRODUCTION THE SHIFT TO CLIMATE ADAPTATION STRATEGIESClimate change has multidimensional impacts on human society and on natural systems. Climate change impacts, both direct and indirect and both short and long term, have become more evident – from extreme weather events … Continue reading

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RENEWABLE ENERGY MARKET ANALYSIS

BACKGROUND AND SOCIOECONOMIC OVERVIEW Africa is a continent rich in land, water and energy resources, with a young and fast-growing population. Already the world’s youngest continent, it is expected to grow to nearly 2.5 billion people by 2050, 80% of … Continue reading

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TOWARDS A PROSPEROUS AND SUSTAINABLE AFRICA

INTRODUCTION Energy supply has long been recognised as a crucial catalyst to advance economic and social development goals globally. Economic activities typically require the availability of sufficient, affordable, and reliable energy. Public institutions also need an adequate supply of electricity … Continue reading

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Renewable energy finance: Sovereign guarantees

RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCE SOVEREIGN GUARANTEES Less than two decades remain for countries around the world to make drastic cuts incarbon-dioxide emissions. This is necessary to realise the goals of the Paris Agreement,which calls for limiting the increase in average global … Continue reading

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Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2020 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses attainments in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and select energy … Continue reading

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Mobilising institutional capital for renewable energy

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS As the global energy transformation progresses, the investment profile of renewable energy is also changing rapidly. The amount of capital invested in renewable energy has grown substantially over the past decade. Capital flows reflect a growing variety … Continue reading

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Geothermal development in Eastern Africa

ENERGY SECTOR LANDSCAPE The East African Rift countries and the Comoros Islands are endowed with several sources of energy for which distribution and potential vary significantly from country to country. A government’s decision to render support to a given energy … Continue reading

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The Renewable Energy Transition in Africa

IntroductionOver the coming decades, the countries on the African conti-nent have the opportunity to address two fundamental energy challenges. First, they can achieve universal access to affor-dable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services by 2030, as set out in the … Continue reading

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