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

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

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

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

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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Canadian crude returns to the rails

Canadian crude returns to the rails

A Canadian heavy crude-by-rail revival may be on tap in 2017 as exports averaged a record 2.26mn b/d this year, topping the 2.21mn b/d in…

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Carbon capture market could be worth close to $9 billion by 2025

Carbon capture market could be worth close to $9 billion by 2025

In the age of climate change, carbon dioxide emissions produced by burning fossil fuels present a liability that many investors fear might one day bring…

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2014 Deloitte Energy Conference “A Global Industry…Competing Locally”

2014 Deloitte Energy Conference “A Global Industry…Competing Locally”

Energy is sourced globally. This reality places the energy industry squarely at the intersection of geopolitics, national security, and economic growth. Balancing these often opposing…

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