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President Obama Power Africa Innovation Fair Remarks

Now, one other thing I want to point out – so our Power Africa initiative has been leveraging private capital to invest in electrification all across the continent. And our preliminary goal was 10,000 megawatts; now we’re looking at 30,000 megawatts, and we’re well on our way.
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Billionaire Investors Meet President Kenyatta, Seek to Pump Cash into Energy

Kenya is a model investment destination and a model for the rest of Africa, Sir Richard Branson, founder and CEO of the Virgin Group, declared earlier today. The comments came after he led a group of investors in talks with President Uhuru Kenyatta at his Harambee House office. Together, they explored how to make the most of Kenya’s abundant potential for green energy....
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Leading Fuel Cell Company PowerCell’s PowerPac has the Opportunity to Reduce Diesel Consumption for Norway's Largest Grocery Distributor ASKO

The newly listed fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has together with Norway's largest grocery distributor ASKO, a leading provider of technology for mobile refrigeration ThermoKing Norge and the research institute SINTEF started a development project, Distrocell, to explore the possibility of reducing diesel consumption for electricity generation during loading and unloading at ASKO's future deliveries of up to 90%. The project is partly financed by Transnova and starts in March....
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Ol Karia Power Plant in Kenya Start Commercial Operation

Toshiba Corporation announced that the Olkaria Geothermal Power Plant, Kenya’s largest geothermal power complex, has started commercial operation. The official opening ceremony was held at the site on February 19, in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta and government officials....
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IRN to launch East Africa Energy Infrastructure Security 2014 Forum in Nairobi, Kenya

Although in the last half-decade a number of East African countries have emerged as global energy frontiers, and consequently the region is increasingly attractive to major IOCs, there are a number of specific security challenges which may hamper East Africa booming oil and gas industry....
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President Kenyatta Remarks After Co-Chairing Energy Session-Climate Summit 2014 With Demark PM Thorning-Schmidt

Denmark Prime Minister, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and I co-chaired the energy session of the Climate Summit 2014. I called for more emphasis on a global shift towards the use of renewable energy. The challenge has moved on, from whether renewable energy can power modern lifestyles at a reasonable cost, which we now know it can, to how best to finance and accelerate its deployment to increase the share of renewables in the energy mix....
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Leveraging Partnerships to Increase Access to Power in Sub-Saharan Africa

Two out of three sub-Sarahan Africans — 600 million people — lack access to electricity, forcing them to spend significant amounts of their income on costly and unhealthy forms of energy, like diesel to run factory generators and smoky and scarce wood for indoor fires for cooking....
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Could Florida´s Ocean Currents Become a Future Power Source?

Swedish marine energy technology company Minesto, developer of innovative tidal and ocean current power plant Deep Green, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Florida Atlantic University. The purpose is to examine the technical, environmental and economic feasibility to install demonstration and commercial power plants in the Florida current....
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Swedish Solar Energy Expert Midsummer Reaches New Efficiency Record for CIGS Solar Cells

Midsummer, a leading supplier of production lines for cost effective manufacturing of flexible thin film CIGS solar cells, announces that it has increased the efficiency of its solar cells from 15 per cent to 16.2 per cent aperture area of ​​the full 156×156 mm solar cell. This increased energy efficiency further strengthens the business case and attractiveness of thin film CIGS solar cells....
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USADF, GE & USAID Launch Power Africa Off-Grid Energy Challenge in Six countries

United States Africa Development Foundation (USADF), General Electric (GE) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launch Challenge in Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania.18 grants of up to USD $100,000 each will be awarded to companies, organizations and individuals providing off-grid solutions which deploy renewable resources and power economic activities in their respective communities. Entries are open from now through June 20, 2014, in this second round of the Challenge, and can be accessed at http://www.usadf.gov/USADFOffGridChallenge.html...
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