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11:22
11:22

ACP-EU Assembly Gives Oil Pipeline Project Greenlight TotalEnergies 1

The ACP-EU resolution now quashes an earlier stance by the European Parliament that had expressed “grave concern” around alleged human rights violations in Uganda and Tanzania, linked to the Lake Albert project.
16:46
16:46

Residents Demand Transparency Ahead of Rare Earth Metals Mining in Busoga fossil fuels 2 4

Discovered in 2016, the rare earth elements are essential for the manufacture of medical equipment, smartphones, laptops, crude oil processing, batteries for electric vehicles, and wind turbines. Code named ‘The Makuutu Rare Earths Project’, the project derives its name from Makuutu Sub-County in Bugweri District where the mineral was discovered.
10:52
10:52

COVID-19 Slows Progress Towards Universal Energy Access IRENA 1

The report finds that Nearly 90 million people in Asia and Africa who had previously gained access to electricity, can no longer afford to pay for their basic energy needs.
15:08
15:08

Stanbic Defies Energy Transition, Promises To Finance Oil And Gas Developments renewable energy 3 1 Top story

Stanbic, part of Standard Bank Group says it can offer up $70 million to a single company investing in the oil and gas sector in Uganda.
18:34
18:34

More Households in Kitgum District Turn to Solar Products-Report renewable energy 4 1

The report presented by the outgoing Kitgum District Chairperson Jackson Omona shows a total of 13,188 households were by the end of last year using off-grid solar products for lighting and other uses. It equally showed an increment of solar usage in the district by more than ten times from the 2,041 households surveyed in 2016 that were found to be using solar energy in rural and urban areas.
07:27
07:27

Uganda Solar Sector Standards Review Underway solar power 2 3

Patricia Ejalu, the Deputy Executive Director at Uganda National Bureau of Standards-UNBS, is optimistic that the review will allow solar product users, traders and manufacturers to have an input into the process and ease enforcement of the new standards. This, she adds, will guarantee the safety of solar product users.
16:31
16:31

IEA Africa Energy Report Paints Bright Future solar energy 1

The report issued on Friday says Africa’s Energy future matters for the world.
08:04
08:04

Climate Change ‘Hitting Harder and Sooner’ Than Forecast – Report global warming 1

The scientists argue that the net-zero emissions needed to stabilize the climate requires both an acceleration in the use of non-carbon energy sources and a rapid decline in the global share of fossil fuels in the energy mix. However, the global energy system is still dominated by fossil fuel sources despite extraordinary growth in renewable fuels over the past decade.
14:17
14:17

African Governments Asked to Tame Rising Temperatures renewable energy 1

The report warns that without urgent action to reduce emissions, the occurrence of climate shocks and stresses in the Africa region are expected to get much worse adding that there is mounting evidence that higher temperatures have worsened drought and humanitarian disaster in East Africa.
10:11
10:11

New Report Paints Gloomy Picture for Electricity Access hydropower 1

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all, is not only a question of satisfying households basic energy needs.
02:54
02:54

Renewable Energy Can Be Strengthened in Next Climate Negotiations irena 1

The reports says achieving power sector renewable energy targets under current NDCs, requires almost USD 1.7 trillion by 2030 - USD 1.2 trillion of which is required for unconditional targets, and USD 500 billion will be needed to support targets conditional upon international support.
13:54
13:54

Can Uganda Achieve Universal Electricity Access by 2030? renewable energy 1 4 Top story

Dr Frank Sebbowa, a former Chief Executive Officer, in an interview expressed doubt on Ugandas ability to meet the National Development Plan aspirations. He noted the fact that power generation in the country is likely to double from the current 825 MW to 1757 by 2020.
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16:48

Is It Time to Rethink Hydropower Dam Construction in Uganda? renewable energy 2 1

The government plans to increase hydropower generation from the current 825 Megawatts to 2500 Megawatts in the next two years or 2020. Two flagship large hydropower projects are under construction. Karuma is expected to produce 600 MW while Isimba will have 180 MW of power generated.
07:43
07:43

Western Uganda to Get Ten Mini Hydro Power Stations renewable energy 1 2 Top story

Henry Jumba, an Electric Engineer with the Company says the project feasibility studies were completed in June 2016. The nine mini hydro stations are expected to produce 0.5MW - 1.5MW of electricity for use in the communities as well as supply to the main electricity grid.
13:04
13:04

Uganda Gears Up For Inaugural Future Energy Conference geothermal energy 1

Uganda is gearing up towards hosting the inaugural Future Energy Uganda conference where it is expected to showcase the enormous energy investment potential. The inaugural conference in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017 is expected to attract investors and decision makers to explore areas of renewable energy like geothermal and solar that are still under exploited.
20:35
20:35

Carbon Emissions Could Be Cut By 70% by 2050, Says IRENA renewable energy 1 1

It suggests that to achieve the targets, the share of renewable energy in primary energy supply would need to increase to 65 in 2050 from 15 in 2015.
10:02
10:02

Gulu Gets 20 Megawatt Electricity Generation Plant biomass 1

Besides the sale of electricity to the national grid, the project is also expected to provide 15,000 farmers with an additional annual income of USD 720 2.5 million Shillings per person out of the sale of agricultural residue to the project and is expected to create 6,000 new jobs in the outskirts of Gulu Town.
14:35
14:35

Survey: Developing Countries Ask For Clean Energy Financing renewable energy 1 Top story

Countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean say they are finding difficulties implementing the recommendations of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2015 without financial support from the developed world.
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15:16

International Renewable Energy Agency Opens Seventh Assembly ministry of energy 1

Over 150 countries gather in global environment of falling renewable energy costs and rising deployment to accelerate global energy transition.
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12:36

Climate Change Not A Lie - Minister Cheptoris renewable energy 1 2

While presenting Ugandas National Statement at the high level meeting of Heads of State, minister Sam Cheptoris who represented President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the conference, said Ugandas priority interventions on Climate Change will focus on renewable energy, climate smart agriculture, forestry, wetlands restoration, waste disposal and clean transport.
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