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IEEFA: Pakistan announces ‘no new coal-fired power’
At the 12 December Climate Ambition Summit hosted by the U.N., the U.K. and France, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced that his nation “will not have any more power based on coal”. This is a highly significant statement for…
December 14, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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IEEFA: High fossil fuel costs and unnecessary power developments like Lamu will lead to expensive electricity bills for Kenyans
November 11, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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IEEFA South Africa: Coal market conditions have ‘deteriorated materially’
Resource Generation Ltd’s proposed but long delayed Boikarabelo coal mine in South Africa’s Waterberg Coalfield has hit trouble after a key member of its funding consortium pulled out.
November 06, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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IEEFA op-ed: Major solar proposal can diversify economy and reduce power cost for Botswana
A proposed 5 gigawatt (GW) solar power program to be developed jointly by Botswana and Namibia would become a landmark power deal in Africa and help diversify their economies.
September 28, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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IEEFA Africa: Botswana plans more coal-fired power as African solar accelerates
As Sub-Saharan solar ambition has scaled up, Botswana has awarded its first ever power generation licenses to independent power producers (IPPs) – all three of them coal projects.
July 27, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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Renewable energy is making inroads across Africa
Zimbabwe announced an invitation to bid for 500MW of solar capacity across several locations, which is important considering Zimbabwe’s effective total power capacity is under 1,000MW. A few days later, Zambian state-owned electricity company…
June 18, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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Coal power in Mozambique out-of-date before it begins construction
As South Africa grapples with the huge financial fall out from unreliable old coal plants as well as poorly constructed and massively over-budget new ones, neighbouring Mozambique is at risk of locking itself into expensive, inflexible and…
February 13, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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IEEFA update: Bad weather and falling demand put a damper on South Africa’s coal exports
February 04, 2020
Simon Nicholas
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Eskom’s international customers are turning towards solar
Further solar projects announced to reduce reliance on Eskom and hydro Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe now considering very large solar programs After South African power utility Eskom announced its interim financial results last week,…
December 04, 2019
Simon Nicholas
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IEEFA op ed: China must reconcile energy rhetoric and reality
SYDNEY—At the first ever ‘Belt and Road’ forum hosted in Beijing in 2017, President Xi pledged the US$900 billion infrastructure project would ‘seize new opportunities… and achieve green and low-carbon development.’ Yet as analysis this month…
February 11, 2019
Simon Nicholas
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