Kenya Meets Renewable Energy Generation Target, Should Now Shift Focus To Accelerating EV Adoption To Soak Up Excess Electricity

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:01:01 +0000

Image Caption: One of Nopia’s Nissan Leafs charging at the Hub Mall, Karen, Nairobi: Picture by Remeredzai KuhudzaiKenya’s installed generation capacity is sitting at over 2,700 MW, which now exceeds the current peak demand of around 1,900 MW. At night during the off-peak periods, this demand goes down even further, to about 1000 MW. So where can all this excess and very clean nighttime electricity go

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How The Zayed Sustainable Prize Makes A Difference — 4 Interviews

Credit to Author: Jacek Fior| Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 02:57:39 +0000

I thought I would go back to the Zayed Sustainability Prize winners from last year to check what has changed and how the prize has impacted their operations

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Africa Released 6 Billion Tonnes Of CO2 In 2016, Despite Its Low Record For GHG Emissions

Credit to Author: Ciara Gillan| Date: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 17:05:53 +0000

With the continent of Africa not being the largest source of global emissions, questions are not being asked as to what else is being done there to impact our climate. This report is indicative of that underlying problem.

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10 Power Sector Insights from the IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2019

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000

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The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) November 2019–released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) is studded with interesting findings about emerging trends in the power sector. Here are 10 from the

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Kenya’s Online Artisan Food Store GreenSpoon Adds Nissan e-NV200, 50% Of Deliveries Now Fulfilled By Electric Vehicle

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2019 02:18:19 +0000

GreenSpoon, Kenya’s first artisan online food store, has added the Nissan e-NV 200 to its fleet of delivery vehicles. It has partnered with Drivelectric, Kenya’s e-mobility solution provider, to electrify its fleet of delivery vehicles

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Id Mjahdi Is Africa’s First Fully Solar-Powered Village

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2019 04:00:09 +0000

A small village in Morocco, Id Mjahdi, has become the first village on the entire continent of Africa to become completely powered by the warm rays of the sun. Africa contributes to less than 1% of global solar power capacity, according to the International Energy Agency, but solar is very competitive there

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Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 07:05:12 +0000

On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4 GW, according to the Draft Integrated Recourse Plan (2018) from South Africa’s Department of Energy

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Strong E-Mobility Focus At The Recent Lake Basin Region Innovation & Investment Week In Kisumu

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 21:20:15 +0000

: Bodawerk E-Boda Electric Motorcycle. Picture by Nambuya ImbegaSiemens Stiftung Foundation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), Powering Agriculture, and Wetu recently organized an electric mobility conference in Kisumu, Kenya

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All Electric Taxi-Hailing Service Nopia Looks To Scale Up In Kenya

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:48:33 +0000

Image Caption: One of Nopia’s Nissan Leafs charging at the Hub Mall, Karen, Nairobi: Picture by Remeredzai KuhudzaiNopia Ride, a taxi-hailing service that only uses electric cars is scaling up operations in Kenya. Nopia ran a pilot phase from August 2018 to March 2019. Three used Nissan Leafs imported from Japan and the United Kingdom were used in the pilot program. The pilot phase allowed the company to test its business case and showcase the business plan to potential investors with real trip data to validate its case

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