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COP27 fails to make progress on key climate goals, but African schemes offer some hope

It was supposed to be all about implementation and Africa, but the COP27 climate summit ended on 20 November amid disharmony and a failure to agree more cuts in fossil fuel use.

However, a series of initiatives were launched that might not have gained as much media attention but which could help African countries match their development needs with clean energy ambitions, writes John Hamilton, recently in Sharm El Sheikh.

Issue 473 - 25 November 2022

Pin Resources, Future fuels, Gas, Climate change, Finance & investment

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Utilities query whether a rising C&I tide can ‘lift all boats’

Commercial and industrial (C&I) power has experienced a tremendous boom in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), as companies look for alternatives to failing state utilities, not least in the continent’s largest economies South Africa and Nigeria.

Issue 473 - 28 November 2022

Pin Power, Commercial & industrial, Off-grid energy, Finance & investment

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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

Solar photovoltaic (PV) generation is rapidly growing as a source for Africa’s C&I sector, according to trends identified by African Energy Live Data.

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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