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Building CDM case for Ethiopia- Kenya hydropower interconnection projectAfrican Development Bank | 23 Nov 2011
The Ethiopia-Kenya project serves as a case study for the methodology, and involves 2,000 MW of clean hydro energy to be generated in Ethiopia and then exported to Kenya to replace the equivalent amount that would otherwise be generated from fossil fuel-fired power plants. Emissions would be reduced in Kenya, and possible carbon credits would improve the cash flow and the internal rate of return (IRR) of the project.
Eight countries get Climate Investment FundsSCIDEV.NET | 22 Nov 2011
Climate change mitigation in vulnerable countries gets a boost with US$ 1 billion from Climate Investment Funds.CIFs offer interim support to developing countries mitigation and adaptation efforts, while international climate summits iron out the exact mechanism of the promised global adaptation...
Africa: Geothermal is Hot for Developing CountriesAllAfrica.com | 22 Mar 2011
Renewable energy is growing in demand; solar, wind, and biomass sources are acclaimed as the way to a greener future. For certain developing countries however, geothermal might be an even more promising option to displace fossil fuels and achieve energy independence.
Nile Basin Countries Hopeful Framework Pact To Be SignedAfricaFiles | 05 Mar 2011
There are only two months left for The Nile Basin upstream states to convince Egypt, Sudan, Burundi and The Democratic Republic of Congo to sign the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework Agreement, which would guarantee water security for all nations who receive water via the Nile River.
Malawi Business Keen on Power From Mozambiqueips.org | 01 Mar 2011
The feasibility study looking at connecting Malawis electricity grid to Mozambiques Cahora-Bassa hydropower station was completed 15 years ago; a price for power was long ago agreed by the respective governments: but somehow the project is yet to go ahead. In recognition of serious energy...
ENERGY-DR CONGO: Small Is Beautiful; And Electrifyingips.org | 25 Feb 2011
While discussion of hydroelectric power on the Congo River is dominated by the massive Grand Inga project and the dream of power for the entire continent, construction of a series of smaller dams to benefit local communities may produce tangible results much more quickly.
New Chinese dam project fuels ethnic conflict in SudanAfricaFiles | 27 Jan 2011
Chinese companies have been given three contracts to construct hydroelectric dams along the Nile River in Sudan. Other Nile River Dams have led to the displacement of thousands of Sudanese citizens. The protests over these dams have been strongly suppressed by the Sudanese government.
SOUTHERN AFRICA: Heavy rain, flood warningsIRIN News | 04 Jan 2011
The Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) staffed jointly by officials from Zambia and Zimbabwe, says one of the two major dams on the river between the two countries will open its flood gates in early 2011, meaning that communities may have to be relocated.
Ethiopia: European Investment Bank abandons mega damAfricaFiles | 21 Aug 2010
The European Investment Bank is no longer involved in the Gibe III hydroelectric project; the Ethiopian government has found alternative sources of finance. To be Africa's tallest dam Gibe III drew a lot of criticism because of the effect it was likely to have on the food security of at least eight Ethiopian tribes. DN
Nigeria: How We Tackle Biodiversity, Climate Challenges, by UNDPAllAfrica.com | 28 Jun 2010
On the occasion of the 2010 World Environment Day that was recently celebrated globally, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Nigeria, Daouda Toure, sheds some light on the extent of the UN body's initiatives to address challenges related to biodiversity loss and climate change
Ethiopia: Protest targets Italian government over Ethiopian dam disasterAllAfrica.com | 15 Jun 2010
Demonstrators outside the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Rome today will urge the government to deny Ethiopia €250 million for construction of the controversial Gibe III dam.Gibe III, which is being built by Italian firm Salini Costruttori with equipment provided by US company Harsco Corporation, will destroy the natural flood cycles along Ethiopias Omo River. The Lower Omo Valley tribes depend on the rivers floods for their survival. They have not been consulted about the dam.
Gibe 3 dam in Ethiopia supported by ChinaAfricaFiles | 31 May 2010
Recent environmental standard reforms and initiatives by Chinese corporations have earned international applause. However, support for Ethiopia's Gibe III Hydroelectric Dam from Dongfang Electric Corporation and Chinese commercial bank, ICBC, is a blow to both the region and the corporate reputation of Asian firms in Africa. AB
Ethiopia: Dam controversyAfricaFiles | 05 May 2010
Numerous environmental and human rights organizations have expressed concerns over Ethiopia's new Gibe III Dam and its potential impact on the environment and the areas indigenous people. However, the Ethiopian Mission to the UN insist that environmental evaluations have been successfully carried out. DH
Ethiopia: Groups Protest Power ProjectAllAfrica.com | 03 May 2010
An Ethiopian power project could destroy the livelihoods of more than 500,000 people, many of them in Kenya. International conservation groups are urging Western donors and banks not to fund the Gibe III hydro-electric dam project.The dam is being built on River Omo, which flows from southern Ethiopia into Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.
Africa: Southern Africa Has Potential for Geothermal 'Clean' EnergyAllAfrica.com | 02 Apr 2010
Recent geological surveys have provided evidence that Malawi, Mozambique and the United Republic of Tanzania have huge potential for geothermal energy, which could reduce heavy reliance on hydropower and fossil fuel in those countries and the region.
Ethiopia: New Dam 'Catastrophic' for Kenyan EnvironmentAllAfrica.com | 24 Mar 2010
Gideon Lepalo describes growing up in Loiyangalani, 20 kilometres from Lake Turkana, as magical. However, he fears the building of Gilgel Gibe III dam in Ethiopia, upstream of the Omo River, will soon mean that his childhood memories of the lake will be exactly that - memories.
Kenya: Mau complex controversyAfricaFiles | 30 Sep 2009
The continued degradation of the Mau complex - Kenya's largest water catchment area - threatens everything from the spectacular annual migration of the wildebeest to pastoralism, agriculture, and hydro-power generation. This has dominated public debate for the better part of 2009. The governments plan to evict illegal settlers has added to the controversy. AB