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Winds of Change? Attitudes toward Renewable Energy Policy in Mauritius

"Most Mauritians support a move toward renewable energies even if it will raise their electricity bills, a good starting point for the government’s decarbonization strategy. Support for clean energy is particularly strong among better-educated, empl…

Innovative Risk Finance Solutions: Insights for Geothermal Power Development in Kenya and Ethiopia

Valuable lessons and insights for the international development cooperation and climate finance sphere is provided in this CDKN project. There is generally a central role for technical assistance and the targeted use of international public finance…

The Road to Marrakech: Key Issues for COP22 / La Voie vers Marrakech : Quelles Priorités pour la COP22 ?

Climatic change became an increasingly integral part of our reality. Global warming - over the coming decades, will affect our socio-economic development, human health, food security and availability of water along with our ecosystems and wildlife,…

Challenges Associated with Implementing Climate Change Mitigation Policy in South Africa

This paper aimed to explore challenges in the implementation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions mitigation policy in South Africa using John Kingdon’s Multiple Streams Analysis (MSA) Framework. The research does not focus on the technical content of…

Energy Challenges in Southern Africa: Balancing Renewable Energy Source Options in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The building of most large dams in Africa dates back decades. However, since the beginning of the 21st century there has been a revival in the building of large-scale hydropower projects, and the Grand Inga project in the Democratic Republic of Co…

Will Tanzania's Natural Gas Endowment Generate Sustainable Development?

Tanzania first discovered natural gas in commercially viable quantities in 2010. In March 2016, another major gas discovery of 2.7 trillion cubic feet (TCF), estimated at a value of some $8 billion was made in the Ruvu Basin Coast Region. This bring…

What Role Can Renewable Energy and Water and Food Securities Play for North Africa and the Middle East?

Renewable energy technologies are projected to have substantial growth in the coming decades, especially given the environmental, social and economic drivers observed globally. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region encloses abundant alterna…

The Untapped Potential of Solar Energy in Kenya: Factors Limiting the Integration of Solar PV into the Electricity Grid

Solar energy has been highlighted as a potentially important source of renewable energy for Kenya’s green economy transitions as well as the country’s intended national commitments to the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goal Number …

Low-Carbon Energy Transition in Africa: Insights from West Africa

A shift towards low-carbon, renewable energy sources is imperative if the worst impacts of climate change are to be avoided. Although Africa has contributed a relatively small proportion of historical carbon emissions, the continent must still play …

Power and the Private Sector in Tanzania: Prospects for the AFDB's High Fives Strategy

A stable, affordable energy supply underpins economic development by enabling infrastructure development and investment, and ultimately increases industrialisation and enhances competitiveness. Ensuring electricity security is therefore vital for al…

Leveraging Private Sector Finance for Climate Compatible Development: Lessons from CDKN

This paper aims to provide a synopsis of some of the lessons that relate to harnessing private sector involvement in climate compatible development that have emerged from CDKN projects across Africa, Asia and Latin America. By sharing these lesson…

Morocco’s Green Energy Opportunity

Morocco’s energy landscape has been changing rapidly over the past decades. Population growth, industrialization and rising living standards that have been accompanied by rising access rates to electricity as well as high rates of rural-urban migrat…

Working towards a Smart Energy Path: Experience from Benin, Mali and Togo

Benin, Mali and Togo – are three West African countries which have participated in the project ‘Energy, Eco development and Resilience in Africa (EERA)’. This project offers lessons to other countries on approaches that can be taken toward a ‘Smart…

Towards a Diversified Economy: A Preliminary Assessment of the Potential, Prospects and Challenges of Electricity Exports from Botswana

"The paper assesses the prospects and challenges of coal-fired power exports in Botswana. Specifically, the study analyses how supply factors, that is, resource availability; environmental concerns; infrastructure and technology as well as demand fa…

Journal of Energy in Southern Africa Vol 26 No.3

This journal comprises several articles and conference papers. The first article on page 2 is entitled: Reliability benefit of smart grid technologies: A case for South Africa by Angela Masembe. This study identifies a number of smart grid technolo…

Energy Management News Volume 21 No 3

The first article entitled: Local PV modules to play a key role in the REIPPP Round 4 on page 1 discusses the manufacturing of PV Models and in Enertis’ opinion, the future performance of the PV plants operating across South Africa depends on severa…

The Political Economy of Decarbonisation: Exploring the Dynamics of South Africa’s Electricity Sector

This paper presents an in-depth and historical analysis of the key features of South Africa’s electricity sector and the stakeholders and beneficiaries operating within it. An exploration of the sector’s structure and governance is included; the suc…

A Roadmap Framework for Solar Aided Power Generation in South Africa

A step towards engaging with the relevant stakeholders to promote the integration of solar aided power generation is provided in this paper. This was done by: (i) reviewing the literature to examine the concept of road mapping, the approaches utili…

Sustainability Challenges and Opportunities of Generating Biogas From Water Hyacinth in Ndunga Village, Kenya

"Recent studies show possibilities of producing bio-energy from water hyacinth thus generating avenues for research, technological development and marketing of its energy products. As the search for alternatives to clean energy sources intensifies i…

Energy Dialogues in Africa? Is the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Transforming Ethiopia's Regional Role?

"Major hydropower projects, such as the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in Ethiopia, invite enquiry into the potential to increase the generation, transmission and distribution of power, how best to finance these infrastructures and how to b…

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