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TotalEnergies restates that Uganda oil plans on track

Patrick Pouyanne says in Uganda and elsewhere, TotalEnergies will focus on investments in low-cost and low-carbon assets. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The French oil major TotalEnergies has affirmed its total commitment to extract Uganda’s oil despite concerns by climate activists. The company has been under intense pressure to …

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Parliament sets conditions for Bujagali tax waiver

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL) will refund US$342 million to the Ugandan government for overpaid fees subject to a forensic audit by the Attorney General. This is after Parliament chaired by Speaker Anita Among on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 adopted the report of the Adhoc …

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Investment in energy far from rural transformation – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government’s heavy investment in the energy sector is not benefiting the intended end users, Members of Parliament have observed. While scrutinizing 14 loans issued to the sector, MPs on the Committee on National Economy complained of low coverage and quality of power distributed to rural areas, …

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Why energy losses bite into consumers’ pockets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Theft and vandalism are some of the reasons why Uganda’s electricity sector has failed to bring down energy losses blamed for high electricity tariffs. Energy losses are the difference between the energy produced and purchased by the distributor and that sold to the final consumer. …

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We have ‘ignition’

Fusion breakthrough draws energy gain NEWS ANALYSIS | Agencies | U.S. scientists have achieved “ignition”- a fusion reaction that produced more energy than it took to create — a critical milestone for nuclear fusion and a step forward in the pursuit of a nearly limitless source of clean energy, Energy Department …

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