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With projects from Mauritania to Namibia, hydrogen goes boom across the continent

As the hype around hydrogen gets ever louder, governments and developers are putting forward grandiose plans to manufacture green hydrogen – ‘the new oil and gas’ – across the continent. African Energy has been sceptical about the hydrogen boom’s relevance to economies that are hard pressed to finance basic needs, but high hopes are being generated in countries like Mauritania and Namibia, where schemes to install an unimaginable 65GW of hydrogen-driven capacity are promised, writes John Hamilton.

Issue 440 - 10 June 2021

PinEgypt, DR Congo, Namibia, Mauritania, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia, Western Sahara (under UN mandate)


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Legal challenges mount up for Karpowership’s South Africa contract

President Cyril Ramaphosa has won plaudits for his public determination to clean up South African governance, as underlined by his suspension of African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule. This clean-up has been supported by governance-focused civil society and media, and independent-minded members of the judiciary, but as African Energy’s South Africa power report pointed out, public confidence remains dangerously low after the ‘state capture’ years – and this negative environment is impacting across the economy.

Issue 440 - 10 June 2021

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PinGovernance, Politics, Renewables, Power

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