EU, GIZ extends US$65 million to Nigerian to support its renewable energy sector

NIGERIA – The Nigerian electricity sector is set to receive a US$65 million boost through its Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), from the European Union in collaboration with Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). With the extension, the EU has granted an additional US$20 million funding to the initial US$27 million dedicated to supporting the Nigerian renewable energy sector while the total funding for the programme now comprises US$47million, from the EU, while US$17 million is from the German government. Head of Cooperation for the EU Delegation to Nigeria…

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TotalEnergies acquires the largest electric vehicle charge points network in Singapore

WORLD – Broad energy company TotalEnergies, has agreed to buy Singapore’s largest electric vehicle charging network from fellow French firm Bollore Group. Upon the approval of the relevant authorities, TotalEnergies will manage and operate the largest electric vehicle charging network in Singapore, with more than 1,500 charge points installed in the city-state. This urban charging network represents around 85% of the charge points currently under operation in Singapore, access to electric vehicles owners as well as the car-sharing solution BlueSG. Singapore is aiming to phase out all internal combustion engine…

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Alliance for Rural Electrification and SIAZ sign deal to boost energy access with renewables in Zambia

ZAMBIA – The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the Solar Industry Association of Zambia (SAIZ), have joined forces to improve global energy access for at least 500 million people, create over five million green jobs, and avoid at least one billion tons of CO2e emissions by 2030. The two bodies aim to achieve this by promoting renewable energy technologies, such as household and mini-grid solar solutions, especially in rural areas with little access to electricity. The Brussels-based ARE has also signed similar agreements in Benin, Nigeria, Zambia, Tanzania, and Cameroon.…

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Rolls-Royce to support sustainable energy startup Kowry Energy in its Sub-Saharan Africa expansion

SUB-SAHARA – Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a German company owned by Rolls-Royce Holdings with holdings in engine manufacturing brands and facilities, is investing in Berlin-based start-up Kowry Energy GmbH, a provider of sustainable and decentralised energy systems. Kowry supports the sustainable expansion of energy infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa by combining renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage systems. “The African market for decentralised energy supply offers great potential. The geographical conditions provide an opportunity to build a climate-friendly, local power supply for industrial and community customers that operates…

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Total, Siemens Energy to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction

AFRICA – Total, an oil and gas company, and Siemens Energy, an energy technology company, have signed a Technical Collaboration Agreement to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction. The collaboration will focus on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation. “This collaboration with Siemens Energy, a major player in the energy technology sector, brings many opportunities to further reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, especially in our strategic LNG business,” said Arnaud Breuillac, President Exploration & Production at Total. “The development of low-carbon LNG will contribute to…

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