Energy - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper Ethiopia: Egyptian fears over new dam 'groundless' Thu, 17 Mar 2011 20:19:09 +0100 The Ethiopian government has downplayed the effect that a dam it is planning to build near the Sudanese border could have on lower Nile riparian sates, Egypt and Sudan. Addis Ababa has qualified fears expressed by Egyptian officials as “unsubstantiated”. Yohannes Anberbir Ethiopia: Kenyan protests could compromise mega electric project? Wed, 23 Feb 2011 18:21:50 +0100 After massive protests in Nairobi, Kenya, last weekend, against the construction of Ethiopia's mega hydro electric dam, Gilgel Gibe III, calling on China to stop financing it, Ethiopia has announced that at least 41 percent of the dam's construction works has been completed. Desalegn Sisay Malawi: En route for energy independence Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:58:23 +0100 Malawi government, saddled with heavy debt has been handed a boost after France canceled off over a €10 million debt. Meanwhile, the U.S. government has approved a $350.7 million compact for the Government of Malawi through the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) for electricity development, whilst the World Bank has also agreed to issue a loan involving tens of millions of dollars to boost the country's energy sector. Prince Ofori-Atta, Belinda Phiri Namibia: Uranium enrichment in the offing Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:02:32 +0100 Namibia, which has pockets of uranium deposits, is crafting a nuclear policy to be completed mid-2011 with plans of setting up a nuclear electricity plant. Uranium enrichment within its borders is also on the cards. Anna Smith Ethiopia: Power sector faces uncertainty Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:53:23 +0200 The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has again announced a power rationing program and ordered industries to cut their production. Desalegn Sisay Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan's power goals Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:52:27 +0200 Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has outlined an end to the country's power debacle; proposing 700 kilovolts- an estimated 3.5-billion-dollar electricity grid that will reduce the amount of power currently lost in transmission. But does his promise to generate more electric power highlight his own power goals ahead of next year's presidential elections? Konye Obaji Ori Ethiopia: European Investment Bank's clarification of involvement in Gibe 3 project Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:59:33 +0200 The European Investment Bank confirms that it is no longer involved in the Gibe III hydroelectric project as the Ethiopian government has found alternative sources of finance. The Bank however reaffirms its strong interest and commitment to supporting the East African energy sector. Are Obama's hands tied on Iran? Tue, 01 Jun 2010 02:11:50 +0200 In a move that will do little for US-Brazilian relations but much for our understanding of the workings of the Obama administration, President Lula has released the full text of a letter from Obama sent to him prior to negotiations with Iran on the so-called ‘fuel-for-fuel swap'. Stefan Simanowitz Ethiopia lands Chinese loan approval for mega Gilgel Gibe III hydro-power project Wed, 12 May 2010 17:57:30 +0200 A Chinese loan has been secured for Ethiopia's biggest Hydropower project, Gilgel Gibe III, after years of pressure from foreign environmentalists blocked access to funding from international financial institutions. Desalegn Sisay Ethiopia reveals another ambitious five year power plan Mon, 03 May 2010 01:57:21 +0200 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has revealed its plan to produce 13472 MW of power at a cost of 58 billion birr in the next five years. Desalegn Sisay Clean Liquid Fuel Technology Goes International Tue, 27 Apr 2010 23:57:07 +0200 LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, Maryland based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has teamed up with several international partners to market their equipment overseas. Liberia: IFC Helps Liberia Select Partner to Improve and Expand Electricity Services Tue, 20 Apr 2010 14:33:49 +0200 IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced that Liberia has selected Canada's Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) Ltd. for a five-year management contract to help rebuild and improve electricity services in Monrovia and to connect at least 30,000 new customers in the city. Ethiopian experts begin work on Sierra Leone hydroelectric project Mon, 22 Feb 2010 07:55:17 +0100 Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has been hired to manage the recently constructed Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project (BHP) in Sierra Leone by the west African country's National Power Authority (NPA). The project was undertaken by Italian-based firm, Salini Costruttori. Desalegn Sisay Exchange of Notes for Environmental Program Grant Aid for the Republic of Malawi Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:44:23 +0100 The Government of Japan has decided to extend environmental program grant aid (the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System) totaling 660 million JPY to the Republic of Malawi. Notes to this effect were exchanged on February 17 (Wed) (local time: same day) in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, between Mr. Motoyoshi Noro, Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, and The Honourable Ken Kandodo, Minister of Finance. Ethiopian government admits major dam collapse Fri, 12 Feb 2010 19:43:47 +0100 Ethiopian government has confirmed the collapse of the recently inaugurated Gilgel Gibe II hydropower plant; the biggest of the country's power producing dams with a capacity of 420MW, supplying over a third of the country's total electricity supply. Desalegn Sisay