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Renewable Energy Growth in Kenya

Kenya is located on Africa’s eastern coast, astride the equator. Kenya is bordered by Sudan and Ethiopia in the North, Somalia in the East, the Indian Ocean and Tanzania in the South, and Lake Victoria and Uganda in the West. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city, is located in the country’s South-Central Region.

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The Energy, Terrorism and Conflict Nexus: From Central Asia to the Middle East and Africa

Especially, because the role of energy in ongoing conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and the world should not be underestimated, this article provides an overview of the energy, terrorism, and conflict (ETC) nexus. Whether you are a start-up, an SME, an investor, a humanitarian organization or a governmental organization, it is time now to take energy poverty and security seriously to protect civilians!

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Understanding the impact of a ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ on African Economies and Livelihoods: Defining a ‘Just Transition’

In May 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report called ‘Net-Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector’ with an emphasis on the necessity to make a radical shift away from fossil fuels to achieve neutral greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. While the latter may be a desirable goal, the impact of such a rapid and one-sided transition must be weighted against its impact on African economies and livelihoods. 

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The World’s Largest Wind Farm, Hornsea 2, to Start Producing Power

The Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom’s North Sea, owned by the Danish energy company Ørsted, has generated its first electricity. Ørsted stated that the project’s offshore substation (OSS) and reactive compensation station (RCS) will be completed in late 2021, pending final approval from the Department of Energy.

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Repositioning Africa under the AfCFTA

Established in 2018, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), represents perhaps Africa’s biggest opportunity for the next few decades in its battle against poverty of all forms, energy and infrastructure included.

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