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South Africa: Sasol signs wind power deals for Secunda and Sasolburg sites

Sasol has signed a series of power purchase agreements – two of them in partnership with France’s Air Liquide – which will in total deliver 289MW of wind power for its Secunda and Sasolburg sites, as part of plans by the energy and chemicals company to ramp up its use of renewable energy.

Issue 477 - 01 February 2023

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Sisi’s economic vision faces its reckoning as Egypt’s currency slides

Egypt has a good claim to have been the most dynamic of all African countries in 2022, but 2023 may be its year of reckoning. The currency crisis now ravaging the economy could bring President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s futuristic edifice of renewables, green hydrogen (GH2), new cities, real estate, electric trains, sea water desalination and social infrastructure crashing down unless he can keep on side a wide coalition. This includes the IMF and Gulf monarchies which are Egypt’s largest creditors, the military, whose economic prerogatives must now be curtailed, a hard-pressed population, and international business partners.

Issue 476 - 22 January 2023

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Research underlines challenges faced by carbon and renewable credits markets

Almost 50% of respondents to an African Energy survey said the certification of carbon or renewable credits is too costly or time-intensive.

Africa’s wind power capacity expected to more than double by end-2025

New data shows African wind power capacity could rise from 7,532MW at end-2021 to an estimated 16,524MW by 2025.

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Solar PV’s growing importance to Africa’s C&I sector

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Data reveals impact of Covid pandemic on Africa’s power generation growth

A net 5,733MW was added to the continent’s grid during 2021, the lowest figure since 2012.

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