Tag: energy access

Clean Energy Transitions in the Greater Horn of Africa

IEA’s new report focuses on the eight countries in the greater Horn of Africa region. It recommends pathways to accelerate clean energy transitions and analyses energy trends across the region. It also highlights policy-relevant best practices for accelerating energy access, energy sector development and transition to cleaner energy sources.

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Putting Africa on the path to universal electricity access

As commodity prices soar and leaders around the world worry about energy shortages and prices of gasoline at the pump, millions of people in Africa still lack access to electricity. This energy access crisis must be addressed urgently. Electricity is an important step toward enhancing people’s opportunities and choices. Access is key to boosting economic activity and contributes to improving human capital, which, in turn, is an investment in a country’s potential.  

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Energizing Finance in Vietnam

Taking the Pulse shines a light on both the volume and type of capital – debt, equity, grants and affordability gap financing – challenges to achieving universal access and recommendations on actions required to achieve SDG7. This Policy Brief is based on Taking the Pulse analysis for Vietnam.

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Clean Energy Transitions in the Sahel

This report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) identifies pathways and makes recommendations to accelerate clean energy transitions in six Sahelian countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal). Its aim is to take stock of current energy trends in the Sahel and illustrate policy-relevant best practices that can help speedily advance energy access, energy sector development and the transition of the region’s energy systems towards the use of ever-cleaner sources.

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Power Statistics Pocketbook for Selected African Countries

The Power Statistics Pocketbook for Selected African Countries was prepared by the Economic andSocial Statistics Division of the Statistics Department (ECST) of the African Development Bank in close collaboration with Energy Financial Solutions, Policy and Regulation Department. This Pocketbook represents the end of this cycle of data collection, verification and publication. The selection of 16 African countries for the power survey was chosen to serve as a representative sample.

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Catalyzing Investment for Energy Access: Ethiopia

The research project “Catalyzing investment for energy access: Making the case for change” was conducted by Power for All and supported by Energise Africa’s scale up funding from P4G. The report examines Ethiopia’s access to electricity challenge, benchmarking the country’s power sector to six regional peers: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

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SIMA forms an energy access fund to assist off-grid solar companies

Social Investment Managers and Advisors (SIMA) has launched the Energy Access Relief Fund (EARF) with a first closure of $68 million and a target closing of about $84 million by the end of the year. The fund intends to help off-grid solar firms and ensure that over 20 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia have access to energy. SIMA will use this fund to give relief loans to institutions who are experiencing financial issues due to COVID-19 disruptions.

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DFC and Shell Foundation partner to improve renewable energy uptake in low-income communities in Africa and Asia

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Shell Foundation (the UK-registered charity) have announced a new collaboration that will promote renewable energy uptake in low-income areas of Africa and Asia. The collaboration aims to improve gender inclusion and to bring affordable renewable energy to more than 5 million people in these regions.

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