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Energy: Zambia shortlists bidders to build solar plants

Photo©AP/SIPAZambia has shortlisted bidders to build two large-scale 50 megawatt (MW) solar power generation plants as the nation battles a power deficit which threatens industrial output.

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Electricity: Who's got watts?

Political and bureaucratic blockages are weighing on big-ticket power projects. Photo©Petterik Wiggers/PANOS-REAThere are big pushes for Africa to be electrified, but the continent is far from plugged in. Projects have been slow to develop even as new money has been looking for ventures.

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Green diplomacy wanted

Photo©Alexander Joe/AFPThis has been a busy start to the summer for diplomats. There was a breakthrough on the Iran deal, a new bailout for Greece and the US-EU trade deal was reignited. But they will not be heading for the beach just yet.

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Kenya Power to buy electricity from proposed 100 MW wind farm

Photo©ReutersKenya Power has signed an agreement to purchase electricity from a 100 megawatt (MW) wind farm whose construction is expected to start later this year, the nation's sole power supplier said on Tuesday.

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Energy: Botswana seeks bids to build solar plants for mines

File photo©ReutersBotswana's government launched a bidding process on Tuesday to construct solar power plants near its huge Jwaneng diamond mine and for the nation's northwest, where copper assets are being developed.

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Morocco's Platinum Power to invest over $800 million in Cameroon hydropower project

Photo©ReutersCameroon is set to add 400 megawatts to its current 1,200 megawatts of electricity as Morocco's Platinum Power's plans to build a hydroelectric project in the central African country.

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Energy: Green today, cheap tomorrow

Geothermal plant, Kenya. Photo©Noor Khamis/ReutersTechnical challenges and high costs have slowed the development of alternative energy projects in Africa, but the tides are now turning in favour of a green revolution.

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Energy: Tanzania in talks with China on funding for wind farm

Photo©ReutersTanzania is in talks with the Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank) for a $132 million loan to fund the country's first wind power project, the energy ministry said on Thursday.

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Electricity: Geothermal overtakes hydro as Kenya's main power source in January

Photo©ReutersA sharp rise in geothermal power production has reduced electricity costs and cut Kenya's reliance on expensive diesel generators, the country's main power producer KenGen said on Monday.

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Aviation: Boeing and South African Airways to make jet fuel from tobacco

Photo©ReutersU.S. planemaker Boeing has teamed up with South African Airways to develop jet fuel from a tobacco plant as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions and promote green energy in Africa's most advanced economy.

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