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Riders on the storm: Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa

Riders on the storm: Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa

After a decade of rapid growth, Ethiopia’s bubble is not bursting. Dubbed the ‘African Lion’ by economists, Ethiopia is the home of booming industry, new…

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Inside Africa’s largest solar farm

In the sleepy, sun-blasted town of De Aar in central South Africa, a mighty force is stirring. Key Points: The largest solar plant in Africa,…

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The $7 a month plan bringing solar energy to rural Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people do not have access to electricity — that’s 68 percent of the population, according to the International Energy…

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World Energy Hits a Turning Point: Solar That’s Cheaper Than Wind

Emerging markets are leapfrogging the developed world thanks to cheap panels.   A transformation is happening in global energy markets that’s worth noting as 2016 comes…

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Middle East’s first solar-powered abra ferries passengers in Dubai

The first solar-powered abra in the Middle East has begun operations in the emirate. Key Points: The Roads and Transport Authority says the boat can…

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Second phase of Dubai’s MBR Solar Park ‘80% complete’

Second phase of Dubai’s MBR Solar Park ‘80% complete’

Phase to go operational by April 2017, says Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) Key Points: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has confirmed that…

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Four NRG Energy plants switch from coal to natural gas

Four NRG Energy plants switch from coal to natural gas

Four coal-fire power plants owned by Houston-based NRG Energy have been turned into natural gas plants, the company said this week. Key Points: Plummeting natural…

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