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African Energy's live-updated online database will feature more than 3,500 existing and planned power plants in Africa

With almost 7GW of generation capacity installed during 2015 and new projects being announced on a regular basis, capacity is expected to increase to over 70GW by 2020 according to African Energy’s research. Concerns over lack of gas availability have eased following the discovery of the giant...

Led by Jon Marks, African Energy's consultancy team and analysts from parent company Cross-border Information prepared the 'Status Report Update: 2016' for the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Secretariat

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Trump will withdraw from Paris, UNFCCC, says transition head

US President Donald Trump is committed to delivering his campaign promises to withdraw from the Paris Agreement and stop funding for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Speaking at a press briefing in London on 30 January, Myron Ebell, who...

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Atlantic Council report highlights downstream criminality

Amid the feelgood talk about cleaner, more efficient fuels during the mid-January Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, the presence of criminality and dirty money in energy industries worldwide was highlighted by the launch of a report from US think tank the Atlantic Council. In...

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Tillerson appointment suggests more transactional US policy

For a candidate who promised to “drain the swamp” and represent communities ground down by the depredations of big business, President-elect Donald Trump has done a good job of placing those he attacked before his election into positions of power. Investment bank Goldman...

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North Africa’s cold war helps drive south-south investment boom

Some African governments specialise in grandiose statements about mega-projects that will drive the continent’s electrification or achieve some other transformational goal. In many cases little happens, but the mega-project provides a useful symbol of rapprochement between...

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