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South Africa Approves $8.8 Billion Clean Energy Plan

South Africa approved 19 wind, solar
and hydropower proposals in a second bidding round, increasing
the cost of renewable-energy projects given the go-ahead to 73
billion rand ($8.8 billion) as the nation boosts cleaner energy.
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Second-window renewables developers begin to emerge

Second-window renewables developers begin to emerge | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Some of the developers and equipment suppliers involved in the 19 projects confirmed as preferred bidders during the second tender window held under South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) have started to emerge.
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www.esi-africa.com | Electrotechnical standardisation to help infrastructure development and trade in Africa

www.esi-africa.com | Electrotechnical standardisation to help infrastructure development and trade in Africa | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Report examines how land, water and energy must be managed as a whole - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

Report examines how land, water and energy must be managed as a whole - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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WealthWise Magazine – Your guide to wealth creation and wealth management » Blog Archive » Energy programme attracts foreign investors in South Africa

WealthWise Magazine – Your guide to wealth creation and wealth management » Blog Archive » Energy programme attracts foreign investors in South Africa | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
by Abram Molelemane Billions of rands in foreign investment are expected to flow into South Africa as its first venture into renewable energy, launched last year by...
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African Resource Investor: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses African development

African Resource Investor: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair addresses African development | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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SolarCity: Ditch Your Big Utility And Get A Free Rooftop Solar System - Forbes

SolarCity: Ditch Your Big Utility And Get A Free Rooftop Solar System - Forbes | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
In states with deregulated electricity markets, power providers must compete for customers who can switch to a competitor much like they change cellphone services.
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Small Wind Energy Goes Urban In Italy, Korea, Brazil And Texas - Forbes

Small Wind Energy Goes Urban In Italy, Korea, Brazil And Texas - Forbes | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
VideoWind Turbine, eddyGT from UGE in Valladolid, Spain Streetlights usually operate at electricity rates like the ones we pay in our private homes. About one-third of a municipality’s electrical costs are for street lighting.
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allAfrica.com: Ghana: Bioenergy for Sustainable Development - the Role of Sugar Cane in Africa

allAfrica.com: Ghana: Bioenergy for Sustainable Development - the Role of Sugar Cane in Africa | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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www.esi-africa.com | Five smart grid demonstration projects

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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Power - FG Seeks Japan's Assistance

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Power - FG Seeks Japan's Assistance | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Rio+20: "We Are Made Wise by the Responsibility of Our Future"

In less than a month, world leaders will gather in Rio de Janeiro for the United Nation's 2012 Earth Summit. At stake: a new global green deal that could pull our planet back from the brink of irreversible climate change.
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Investors urge Rio Summit to deliver global environmental reporting rules

Investors urge Rio Summit to deliver global environmental reporting rules | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Corporate Sustainability Reporting Coalition writes to ministers to call for global green reporting regime...
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Renewable energy ‘getting cheaper’ - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

The cost of renewable energy for South African businesses and homes is coming down.

Projects chosen in the second bidding window of the renewable energy independent power producers (IPP) programme would offer power at lower prices, the Department of Energy announced yesterday.

The projects had a value of R28.1 billion, with R11.8bn in local content value.

Mike Peo, the head of infrastructure, energy and telecoms at Nedbank Capital, said that yesterday’s announcement would ease any lingering doubts regarding the government’s commitment to its integrated resource plan.

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NGO calls for non-fossil energy production in Africa | VibeGhana.com

Oil Watch, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) operating in the country has called for the production of non-fossil renewable energy in Africa.
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Power supply and access - Energy Efficiency - Siemens Southern Africa

Power supply and access - Energy Efficiency - Siemens Southern Africa | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Learn more about sustainable and reliable power supply and access in Africa.
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AREA: 4th International Conferences on the 22-26 May 2012,Italy

AREA: 4th International Conferences on the 22-26 May 2012,Italy | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it

Access to Sustainable, Renewable Energy in Africa as Prerequisite for the MDGs.
As 2012 marks the UN International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the African Renewable Energy Alliance (AREA) will focus on identifying and promoting the necessary frameworks and instruments for the scaling up of access to renewable energy for all African citizens to improve their livelihoods and to protect the environment.

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Environmental green light for Oyster Bay wind farm project

Environmental green light for Oyster Bay wind farm project | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
The Department of Environmental Affairs has given the go ahead for the construction of a 62 turbine wind farm at Oyster Bay with a generation capacity of 160 MW with each turbine being between 1.8MW and 3MW.
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Uganda has right sustainable energy mechanism for all

Uganda has right sustainable energy mechanism for all | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Ugandan news, news in Uganda, Kampala, Uganda, breaking news, news, besigye, museveni, yoweri, new vision, vision news, vision...
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Renewable energy could come from space

Renewable energy could come from space | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Solar power gathered in space and sent back to Earth through microwaves or lasers could provide the renewable energy of the future, Scottish engineers say.
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UN Earth Summit Strives for Energy for All

UN Earth Summit Strives for Energy for All | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Gathering aims to secure political commitment toward sustainable development and energy...
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The Nation - Firm advises on renewable energy, water efficiency

Firm advises on renewable energy, water efficiency...
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