African countries’ energy sector commitments in accordance with the Paris Agreement

The COP21 Paris Agreement came into force in November 2016 with more than 20 African countries having ratified the agreement and deposited their first Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The NDCs outline the plans of each country to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change and to contribute to the central goal of the Agreement to keep … Continue reading African countries’ energy sector commitments in accordance with the Paris Agreement

Funds available for energy access companies and projects in Africa

Providing clean and affordable energy to the 635 million people in Africa will not come cheap. Private investors have been hesitant to engage in this sector in the past due to the high risks associated with the sector partially due to lack of sufficient data on the market.  And while there's been a push from various … Continue reading Funds available for energy access companies and projects in Africa

Electrification in Africa: Status 2016

NASA Image/Earth Lights There are approximately 1.2 billion people without access to electricity in the world; out of those, 53% live in Africa(World Energy Outlook, 2015, IEA). Looking at the numbers closely, countries in North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia) have done a great job of ensuring access to electricity for all  with … Continue reading Electrification in Africa: Status 2016