Masdar SSA plan announcement

Masdar and Amea lead the UAE’s $10bn African renewables push

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Issue 497 - 11 Dec 2023 - By Marc Howard | 9 minute read

UAE-based players have used COP28 to commit – and recommit – to projects that could supply over 12GW of renewables capacity across Africa. Emiratis argue this displays a willingness to push projects forward and shoulder risk, while others have failed to deliver – and if critics complain they are also prominent in the oil lobby, Abu Dhabi can counter that the UAE has assumed a leading role in enabling Africa’s energy transition.

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