Renewable Energy Industry in Africa: What Are the Opportunities For Foreign Consultants?

Currently, more than 600 million people living in Sub-Saharan Africa, out of a total population of 900 million, do not have access to electricity. Even those with some kind of electrical connection suffer from unreliable supply, lack of sufficient power on the grid, high energy prices, or a combination of these, meaning they lack full…Read more Renewable Energy Industry in Africa: What Are the Opportunities For Foreign Consultants?

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UK invests £100m for renewable energy projects in Africa

Hundreds of thousands of people in sub-Saharan Africa will get access to electricity for the first time thanks to an extra £100 million of funding from the United Kingdom government. Read the full article at IOL.co.za. Power produced from new projects is expected to save around three million tonnes of carbon over their lifetime, compared…Read more UK invests £100m for renewable energy projects in Africa

Environmental activisits win first SA climate-change court case

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg declared a major victory on Wednesday after winning South Africa’s first climate change case and forcing the government to reassess the impact of a coal power plant. Earthlife Africa spokesperson Makoma Lekalakala said the ruling sent .. .. a very strong message to government and to locals to take part in consultation before…Read more Environmental activisits win first SA climate-change court case

Denmark runs entirely on wind energy for a day

The transition is fully underway. If we are looking for cheap, competitive and reliable, I don’t see much alternative to wind .. .. says Wind Europe spokesman Denmark’s wind turbines produced enough electricity to power the entire country last month. The Scandinavian nation generated 97 gigawatt-hours (GWh) on 22 February, thanks to particularly windy weather,…Read more Denmark runs entirely on wind energy for a day

Scotland just produced enough wind energy to power it for an entire day

Strong winds combined with low demand on a sunny summer Sunday help Scotland reach ‘significant milestone’ on path towards ditching fossil fuels entirely For the first time on record, wind turbines have generated more electricity than was used in the whole of Scotland on a single day. An analysis by conservation group WWF Scotland found unseasonably stormy weather…Read more Scotland just produced enough wind energy to power it for an entire day