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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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UK-based energy innovators to explore energy access markets in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | The Department for International Trade, Uganda (DIT) in collaboration with Innovate UK, this week hosted a team of UK companies for a Trade Mission in Uganda to seek partnerships with key Uganda energy companies to realise affordable and clean energy. 12 UK companies from the energy sector …

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Government confirms end of Umeme contract

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electricity distributor, Umeme’s contract will run its full course but will not be renewed by government in 2025.  Fears that the Umeme concession would be terminated before 2025 have therefore been put to rest. Government is going ahead with plans to form its own company to …

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