African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

What oil companies need to know to maintain resilient energy assets amidst a global pandemic

Most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally

In this time of depressed oil Prices and raging scourge of COVID-19, most economic analysts and energy asset operators now agree that 2020 could see negative demand growth for oil globally as industries shut down and countries around the world go on lockdown. Negative economic impacts are also being forecasted…

Africa Oil & Power Conference
Source: Africa Oil & Power Conference |

Senegal Oil & Power Event Postponed; Africa Oil & Power (AOP) Supports Senegal’s Efforts to Fight COVID-19

AOP is working with Senegalese government partners to confirm a new date for the conference

Organizer Africa Oil & Power (AOP) (https://AfricaOilandPower.com/) stands in solidarity with the Senegalese people and leadership in the fight against the coronavirus threat; Senegal Oil & Power 2020 is postponed in the interest of public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic; Senegal is becoming energy powerhouse, with two large offshore…

RS Components
Source: RS Components |

XinaBox – Reaching for the Stars

XinaBox, a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach Internet of things (IoT)

From collecting data in sub-zero Antarctica to rapid circuit prototyping on the International Space Station (ISS), XinaBox (https://XinaBox.cc), a South African company with humble beginnings is reinventing the way we approach IoT while inspiring students to follow STEM careers. In 2008 Bjarke Gotfredsen and Judi Sandrock founded Meta Economic Development…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber encouraged by Recent Gas Monetization Drive in Côte d’Ivoire

In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Côte d’Ivoire’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation

Côte d’Ivoire is establishing a new energy leadership in West Africa following several initiatives taken to monetize natural gas across power generation and public transport. In a region rich in natural gas, such initiatives are driving Côte d’Ivoire’s energy transition and paving the way for more industrialization and jobs creation.…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank to provide underserved communities in Nigeria with sustainable energy solutions

The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts to achieve the target of universal energy access by 2030

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the Government of Nigeria have launched the National Electrification Project (NEP), to address critical energy access deficits by channeling private sector investments into mini grid and off-grid solutions. The project, which will be implemented by Nigeria’s Rural Electrification Agency, is a boost to efforts…

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
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Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) inaugurates New Solar Panel Farm to generate Renewable Energy at UN House, Juba (By Moses Pasi)

The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has inaugurated a new solar panel farm at one of its compounds in the capital Juba. The installation is expected to significantly reduce the peacekeeping mission’s use of noisy, expensive and excessively fuel-consuming generators. “These solar panels can save the burning of about…

GE
Source: GE |

Reinventing steam power technology for a low-carbon future (By Africa Energy Indaba)

Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass

By Africa Energy Indaba As prevalent debates concerning the implementation of carbon neutral sources continue to make headlines, also increasingly rife, is the energy industry’s endeavour to explore a broader array of renewable energy sources including biomass. Great strides have been made in Africa’s development in biomass. Interestingly, Africa has the highest portion…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

We must not jeopardize Africa’s future in the name of fighting Climate Change

Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production

By NJ Ayuk Pressure is building to phase out fossil fuels in Africa to fight climate change. Organizations ranging from the World Bank to the European Investment Bank (EIB) have dropped support for African fossil fuel production in hopes of encouraging a transition from oil, gas and coal to sustainable…

Siemens Gamesa
Source: Siemens Gamesa |

Africa’s energy transition gains traction as Siemens Gamesa introduces renewable energy in Djibouti

The project is Siemens Gamesa’s first in Africa with the leadership and participation of an African investor

The 59 MW wind farm built by Siemens Gamesa (https://www.SiemensGamesa.com/) will almost double the country’s current installed power generation capacity; Project will help reduce the cost of electricity, increase energy independence and decrease the country’s CO2 emissions; First Siemens Gamesa project with the participation of an African investor. Energy access…

Source: Standard Chartered |

Standard Chartered commits USD75bn towards Sustainable Development Goals

Bank also commits to net zero carbon emissions from its operations by 2030

Standard Chartered (www.SC.com) has today announced new business targets for supporting its clients as they transition to a low carbon economy as part of its Sustainability Aspirations. By the end of 2024, the Bank commits to: providing USD40 billion of project financing services for infrastructure that promotes sustainable development providing…