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Uncertainty Slows Down Egypt’s Renewable Energy Development

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If you’re thinking about setting up a business in Egypt then there’s some good news – and some bad news – you ought to know about.
The good news is the financial infrastructure remains largely intact despite the well-publicised political
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Africa Poised for Rapid Renewable Energy Growth

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Africa has the potential and the ability to fuel the majority of its future growth with renewable energy, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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African countries are experiencing some of the world’s

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Global Atlas Launched to Help Countries Assess their Renewable Energy Potential

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The world’s first open-access Global Atlas of renewable energy resources has attracted a surge of new interest since going live yesterday – with 37 countries having joined the initiative to date.

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The Global Atlas contains high quality resource maps on

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Mohammad bin Zayed Honors Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013 Winners

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - January 15, 2013: HH General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces (R), and HM Queen Rania Al Abdullah Queen of Jordan (2nd L), present a Zayed Future Energy Award to Kirya Secondary School, in Tanzania a Global High School Prize winner for the Africa category. COPYRIGHT:Ryan Carter / Crown Prince Court - Abu Dhabi.
The winners of the 2013 Zayed Future Energy Prize were announced this week at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.  The $4 million Zayed Future Energy Prize, managed by Masdar in Abu Dhabi, recognizes and rewards innovation, impact,
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REEEP Scales Up Clean Energy Projects in Africa

One of the REEEP projects in Africa aims to establish distribution channels for a solar powered "sunflower" irrigation pump in Kenya and Burkina Faso. This builds on an earlier REEEP-funded project that did the same in Ethiopia.  Photo: iDE.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), has announced that it will fund 28 new projects that aim to scale up renewable energy and energy efficient solutions in key emerging markets and in selected developing countries in Africa
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Renewable Energy Powers Water Desalination in Djibouti

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The European Union has announced that it will provide 40.5 million Euros to support the development of a new renewable energy-powered water desalination plant in Djibouti which will provide water to 200,000 inhabitants, one-fourth of the country’s population, in some
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WindMade Announces Renewable Energy Eco-Label

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The WindMade organisation has recently announced the development of a new consumer label for companies and products made using renewable energy. The WindMade label was launched in 2011 by a consortium including the UN Global Compact, WWF,
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Finance Needed for Large and Small Renewable Energy Projects in Africa

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Africa needs ambitious financing for renewable energy projects of all sizes in order to stimulate investment, maintain rapid economic growth and provide universal energy access around the continent, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Frank Wouters, IRENA’s

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International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference in Ghana aims to Scale-up Electrification in Rural Areas

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The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) are organizing the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) on 1st and 2nd November
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REN21 – Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century


REN21 convenes international multistakeholder leaders to enable a rapid global transition to renewable energy. REN21 promotes renewable energy to meet the needs of both industrialised and developing countries that are driven by climate change, energy security, development and poverty alleviation.

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