Engineers at Oregon State have created a free, open-source computer program that can determine a stream or river’s potential as an energy source. They released the program last week. OSU’s new software compiles a network of global climate data and calibrates

Christiane Amanpour, the widely acclaimed television host, once remarked in an interview with former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013, “What should I tell the people (Nigerians) who keep contacting us (CNN) and saying they hope they have electricity just to

Renewable energy, particular solar, is approaching tipping point across Africa, according to experts who participated in the POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Speaking during the annual exhibition and conference, advisory Board members said it had become

South Africa’s Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has dismissed objections to the country building two new coal-fired power stations. This will mean 16-million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent will be added to the atmosphere. The power stations will also use up water in

Stakeholders at the World Economy Forum on Africa, recently held in Kigali, Rwanda, have identified inadequate financing, policy inconsistency and bureaucratic bottlenecks as some of the major problems confronting power supply in Africa. Speaking on the sidelines of Africa’s power

Africa was presented with its largest energy deal ever – a $12 billion package from the Africa Development Bank – as some leaders fought off pressure from environmentalists concerned about the threat of an impending construction boom of power dams,

South Africa is Africa’s clean energy frontrunner. Since 2011, it has invested 249 billion rand ($16.348 billion US) in wind and solar technology. SA is followed by Morocco, which has spent $4.2 billion, and Kenya, which has spent $2.4 billion. Around the world, $335

Africa doesn’t need Europe’s help, it needs partnership,” says David Otieno, head of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) Secretariat. His statement best summarizes the spirit of the Second Stakeholder Forum which brought together more than 400 participants from Europe and

Energy is at the very core of how economies and societies develop, and yet the sources of energy have become huge issues in recent years. Every developed nation in the world fueled its economic growth off the back of fossil

Financial advisor Fieldstone Africa last week launched an investment index for renewable energy in Africa. The ‘Fieldstone Africa Renewables Index (or FARI) is designed to assist investors, developers and financial institutions in comparing the relative merit of renewable efforts in