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Rwanda’s first sophisticated micro hydropower plant resumes operation

By Aimable Twahirwa,KIGALI (AfricaSTI) The first sophisticated micro hydropower plant, without a dam, has resumed operation on Musarara, a stream which run across the northern Rwanda where it will generate 438KW of power to around 2000 residents and its neighboring development infrastructures including hospital and health centers, an official source revealed to the AfricaSTI correspondent […]

Nigeria tasks scientists on peaceful use of nuclear technology

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NKECHI ISAAC Nigeria’s Vice President, Namadi Sambo has urged scientists in Nigeria to utilise nuclear technology in a manner that would boost the nation’s economy. Sambo made the call while inaugurating a N650million Researchers Hostel and Conference Centre (RHCC) at Sheda Science and Technology Complex, Abuja. He said: “The use of nuclear technology for peaceful […]

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African solar power pioneer in context for global green energy prize

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Social for-profit enterprise, Barefoot Power is rolling out a wide range of solar power products at speed across Africa to power rural areas.

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African sun to power Europe

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A new study has confirmed the viability of the European Union plan to install solar units in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region to deliver electricity to Europe under the Desertec Industrial Initiative (DII).

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East Africa experts meet over energy crisis

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Executives of various power companies in East Africa are set to discuss ways of financing energy projects in the region in an effort to overcome the current power crisis.

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Nigeria urges African Union to establish Nuclear Commission

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Nigeria has called on the African Union to hasten the implementation of the Pellindaba treaty by establishing an African Commission for Nuclear and Energy.

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Women technicians bring solar power to Sierra Leone

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A group of female technicians are at the forefront of introducing solar powered electricity to rural communities in Sierra Leone following the absence of grid electricity in the country.

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Mozambique tops African renewable energy use

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Mozambique has emerged as one of the leading countries in Africa using renewable energy sources courtesy of an electricity expansion programme that made it possible for over two million Mozambicans to access electricity via renewable sources.

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Government distributes free energy efficient stoves to Ethiopians

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Ethiopia has commenced the free distribution of energy efficient stoves to its citizens as part of efforts by government to promote green economy and sustainable management of forest resources.

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African companies bag 2011 global green energy awards

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Two energy companies from Africa have emerged winners of the world’s most prestigious green energy awards.

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