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New report challenges Govts on renewable energy pledges

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Countries around the world have a major opportunity to set stronger plans for achieving the global goal of tripling renewable power by 2030. A new analysis from the International Energy Agency (IEA) finds that countries have a significant opportunity over the coming months to …

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Off-grid solar sparks a lantern sales boom in Africa

A new report reaffirms the resilience of off-grid solar in providing clean electricity access in Africa. Cash sales of lanterns are booming, signaling diversification beyond the PAYGo transaction model SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | A new report has highlighted the continued popularity of lanterns powered by off-grid solar alternatives …

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UEDCL firms grip on energy sector with the Kyegegwa electricity firm takeover

However, the government owes KRECS Shs700 million for funding new connections. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | State-owned Uganda Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (UEDCL) has officially taken control of Kyegegwa Rural Electricity Cooperative Society (KRECS) Limited, a key player in power distribution across several central districts, firming its grip on the …

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UN appoints panel on critical minerals for energy transition

SPECIAL REPORT | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres on Friday announced a group of experts to develop a set of global common and voluntary principles to safeguard environmental and social standards and embed justice, in the energy transition. A statement said António Guterres is leveraging the United Nations’ …

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Great Lakes Energy wins legal battle over Kabulasoke Solar Project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Great Lakes Energy Company NV, a subsidiary of GL Africa Energy Limited (GLAE), has secured victory in its ongoing legal dispute with its local partners, Bryan Xsabo Strategy Consultants (Uganda) Limited, Mola Solar Systems (Uganda) Limited and Consicara Global Investors Limited over the Kabulasoke Solar …

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China needs to align investments with Africa’s energy transition goals – new study

China should focus more on availing  more capital for African electrification projects and renewable energy technologies ANALYSIS | RONALD MUSOKE | China should now focus its economic engagement with Africa towards supporting the continent’s energy access and energy transition objectives, recommends a new study by Boston University’s Global Development Policy Centre …

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Low income earners to benefit from newly renewable energy project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development together with Kampala Capital City Authority and private investors in renewable energy have launched a new project to access low-cost cleaner energy to low-income earners in Kampala. The program implemented by Wana Energy Solutions (WES) aims to distribute …

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