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IEA continues with energy efficiency, renewables drive - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism

IEA continues with energy efficiency, renewables drive - Renewable Energy Magazine, at the heart of clean energy journalism | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Gestamp to build South African tower factory | Windpower Monthly

Gestamp to build South African tower factory | Windpower Monthly | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Gestamp Renewable Industries establishes itself in the renewable energy market | The Networks

Gestamp Renewable Industries establishes itself in the renewable energy market | The Networks | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Legalbrief - Ethiopia, Nigeria get financial boost for clean energy

Legalbrief - Ethiopia, Nigeria get financial boost for clean energy | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Scottish Renewables Draw Asian Interest Before Independence Vote

Scotland’s expanding renewable energy industry is attracting attention from Asian investors who are unfazed about the country’s prospects for gaining independence from the rest of the U.K.
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allAfrica.com: Mozambique: Malawi Resumes Interest in Buying Cahora Bassa Power

allAfrica.com: Mozambique: Malawi Resumes Interest in Buying Cahora Bassa Power | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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5 Social Entrepreneurs Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa

5 Social Entrepreneurs Awarded at World Economic Forum on Africa | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it

Five leading innovators were named the Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2012 Africa by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum on Africa from May 9-11.

 

Among them is Sameer Hajee from Nuru Energy Group. With many homes in sub-Saharan Africa not connected to electricity grids, Nuru Energy works with micro-entrepreneurs to disseminate its Nuru LED light, which can be recharged using an off-grid, pedal-powered platform. The LED light gives up to 26 hours of light and costs one-sixth of kerosene to recharge. To date, Nuru Energy has set up 70 village-level entrepreneurs who have sold 10,000 Nuru lights.


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IRELP.org , a global platform for renewable energy education

IRENA's global platform for renewable energy education can be found at www.irelp.org. It is designed to provide info to anyone who wants to learn about renewable energy including students, vocational trainees and other professionals looking to develop and update their renewable energy knowledge; education and training providers; as well as government entities and decision makers.


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Solar power’s next shining | Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice | McKinsey & Company

Solar power’s next shining | Sustainability & Resource Productivity Practice | McKinsey & Company | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
After a boom seemed headed for a bust, stable and expansive growth is on the horizon. Solar power’s next shining expertise from the McKinsey & Company Sustainability & Resource Productivity practice (Solar Costs Could Drop 70% by 2020!

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Is There a Smart Grid in Africa’s Future? The Answer May Surprise You | World Energy Intel

Is There a Smart Grid in Africa’s Future? The Answer May Surprise You | World Energy Intel | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Filed under: TransmissionOn a continent with many of the world's poorest countries, it seems perfectly normal that a smart grid would not be on the plate for...
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South Africa, US Firm Partner On Energy Plan | Leadership Newspapers

South Africa, US Firm Partner On Energy Plan | Leadership Newspapers | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
United States independent power provider, Hydro Alternative Energy has entered into talks with the City of Durban, South Africa, on plans to develop a world-first project that would harvest hydrokinetic energy from the fast-flowing Agulhas current...
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EE Publishers - Bagasse-based co-generation: Hippo Valley Estates in Zimbabwe

EE Publishers - Bagasse-based co-generation: Hippo Valley Estates in Zimbabwe | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Serving the electrical, electronics, computer, information & communications technology sectors (EE Publishers - Bagasse-based co-generation: Hippo Valley Estates in Zimbabwe http://t.co/UW6thH9c...)...
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Development cooperation will play key role in gaining sustainable development – UN

Development cooperation will play key role in gaining sustainable development – UN | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Partnerships and development cooperation among countries will play a key role in accelerating sustainable development, a top United Nations official said today, stressing that assistance will need to focus on helping developing countries find...
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New tariff order to mandate use of 2% green energy

NEW DELHI: Alongside the revised domestic tariff for financial year 2012-13, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) is all set to start the process for green energy. In the upcoming tariff...
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www.esi-africa.com | Egypt provides electricity infrastructure to South Sudan

www.esi-africa.com | Egypt provides electricity infrastructure to South Sudan | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Rio+Social Registration Open

Rio+20 is just 40 days away! As world leaders gather in Rio de Janiero for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development to negotiate and fine tune a series of agreements on development, energy, and sustainable growth,  a more open...
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BusinessDay - GE Energy looks out for alternative energy opportunities

BusinessDay - GE Energy looks out for alternative energy opportunities | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
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Tanzania's National Renewable Energy Day, 6-7 June 2012

The Tanzania Renewable Energy Association will conduct the National Renewable Energy Day in Dar es Salaam on the 6th and 7th June, 2012. The event will consist of two major parts, exhibitions and workshop. In addition, there will be a Study Tour to visit the best practice installation of renewable energy technology.


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Solar products provide clean energy and long-term savings to a rural customer in Uganda

The use of appropriate renewable energy such as solar products can give less developed rural areas the chance to benefit from modern technology. Magdalene Nganzi comes from a rural village in southern Uganda that has no access to grid electricity, yet thanks to solar power, she enjoys all the amenities that an urban household would.


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Wanted: Bright minds for sustainable development

The topic of sustainable development has also been top priority for governments across the globe for many years, with Germany spearheading the movement in sustainability research. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is now holding its fourth Green Talents Competition under the patronage of the Federal Minister, Professor Annette Schavan.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Meeting the demands of an emerging economy in an increasingly carbon constrained world

SOUTH AFRICA: Meeting the demands of an emerging economy in an increasingly carbon constrained world | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it

As an emerging economy in the throes of an energy crisis, South Africa is facing critical energy policy choices. South Africa is reliant on electricity to deliver the growth it needs to help uplift the large portion of its population still living in poverty. It is however one of the highest carbon emitting countries in the world, largely as a result of its reliance on old coal fired power plants. South Africa is the 11th highest polluting country in terms of carbon emissions and only the 32nd most productive economy in terms of GDP. The need to accommodate both growth and job creation in an increasingly carbon constrained world gives the impact investor a unique profit opportunity.


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African Development Bank and Renewable Energy

African Development Bank and Renewable Energy | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
Africa has huge renewable energy potential with some of the world’s largest concentration of alternative energy resources in the form of solar, wind, hydro, and energy.
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African Development Bank Releases Report on Clean Energy in Egypt - African Regional Coverage

African Development Bank Releases Report on Clean Energy in Egypt - African Regional Coverage | AREA News Digest | Scoop.it
According to the report, there are four pre-requisites for successful development of clean energy: clear strategy; a proper institutional framework; a well-designed incentive system; and a suitable set of financing instruments.
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