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Using Climate Information for Large-Scale Hydropower Planning in Sub-Saharan Africa

In this policy brief the focus is mainly on port infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa. Climate change risks are investigated as well as the use of climate services in decision-making. Recommendations are made for actions to enhance the resilience …

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…

Energetic Dialogues in South Africa : The Inga Example

"Studies of major hydropower projects such as that at the Grand Inga Dam in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) stress generation capacity and call for regional integration. They make little reference, however, to the potential for co-operati…

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…

Despite Hydropower Surplus, Most Ugandans Report Lack of Electricity

Electricity is a major determinant of a country’s economic prosperity. Lack of access to electricity has an enormous impact on the use of emerging technologies, modern economic activities, public service delivery, and standards of living. About 15 y…

Les Énergies Renouvelables au Maroc: Un Chantier de Règne / Renewable Energy in Morocco: A Reign-long Project

The Kingdom of Morocco, which has no oil and gas, has shifted to renewable energy as early as 1960, giving priority to hydroelectricity and the construction of dams. However, most of the country’s power plants were and remain powered by diesel or ga…

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