Infrastructure News - Year: 2014 - Month: March

The trillion-dollar gap. How to get more of the world’s savings to pay for new roads, airports and electricity

31/03/2014

The Economist

If you have been to New York’s La Guardia airport recently, taken a train during London’s rush hour, tried to drive in Lagos or endured one of India’s ubiquitous power cuts, you will have first-hand knowledge of...

Categories: Energy, Transport, ICT, Water

Africa: Euro-Africa Ties - Africa Should Be More Assertive

27/03/2014

The Herald

Africa cannot remain submissive while the West rides roughshod over its social and cultural heritage. Where is the independence then when a cabal of Western nations wantonly impose their will on Africa? The Af rican...

Categories: General

Returning Arab donors target Madagascar's infrastructure

27/03/2014

Africa Review

Arab donors are pushing to re-establish ties with Madagascar quickly even as most other development partners await the green light from multilaterals such as the IMF.

A top Madagascar official said infrastructure...

Categories: Transport

Nigeria Requires $7.7bn To Improve Power Supply - TCN

27/03/2014

Ventures

Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), a business unit under the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), says it would need $7.7 billion to improve power infrastructure in the next five years.

Mack Kast, TCN's...

Categories: Energy

$870m financing agreements signed for biggest clean energy project in Africa

27/03/2014

BiztechAfrica

The Lake Turkana Wind Power Project (http://ltwp.co.ke) meant to add an existing 300MW of reliable, low cost wind energy to the national grid of Kenya reached a critical milestone following the signing of the...

Categories: Energy

Besoins énergétiques : l´Afrique sur la bonne route ?

25/03/2014

L'Energie d'Avancer

L´économie africaine a longtemps suivi le sentier de la dépendance. Tracé par les anciennes puissances coloniales et maintenu par le jeu des instances internationales, le continent dispose aujourd´hui des...

Categories: Energy

Green energy for Africa

25/03/2014

Environmental Research Web

The International Renewable Energy Agency says that Africa has the potential and the ability to utilise its renewable resources to fuel the majority of its future growth with renewable energy. It adds...

Categories: Energy

Africa's Biggest Wind Power Project Secures $870m Financing

25/03/2014

Ventures

Kenya's Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, which is meant to add an existing 300MW of reliable, low cost wind energy to the country's national grid has reached a critical milestone, following the signing of over $870...

Categories: Energy

Africa: International Nuclear Security - Why Africa Must Make Its Voice Heard

25/03/2014

Institute of Security Studies

Of the 53 countries invited to participate in the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit that is taking place in The Hague today and tomorrow, six are from Africa.

This is a sure sign that Africa's role in...

Categories: Energy

China competes to boost energy investment in SA

25/03/2014

Green Business Guide

South Africa's government is considering a draft agreement under which China would build new nuclear power plants in the country and invest in expanding the renewables sector 18 Mar 2014
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South African...

Categories: Energy

Lagos Targets 15,000 MW Energy Generation By 2020

22/03/2014

Ventures

Lagos, Nigeria´s commercial capital, has disclosed plans to increase energy output to 15,000 megawatts (MW), from a current 1000MW, by 2020.

According to Ben Akabueze, the state´s Commissioner for Economic Planning and...

Categories: Energy

L´insécurité du transport aérien en Afrique subsaharienne

22/03/2014

Contrepoints

Il est important que les États africains revoient concrètement leurs conditions de sécurité aérienne. L´Afrique subsaharienne est à la traîne derrière toutes les autres régions du monde en ce qui concerne le volume...

Categories: General, Transport

Growing global thirst for energy threatens water supplies

21/03/2014

Guardian.co.uk by Claire Provost

Soaring energy demands will pile pressure on already strained water resources, warns the UN on eve of world water day.

Growing demand for energy will put increasing pressure on the world's...

Categories: Energy, Water

SEFA, partners launch clean energy competition

21/03/2014

BiztechAfrica

Together with partners, the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) is co-organizing the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF-3) Business Plan Competition. The aim of the competition is to identify...

Categories: Energy

Ethiopia Sees Output at Africa´s Biggest Power Plant by 2015

20/03/2014

Bloomberg by William Davison

Ethiopia will begin generating electricity within 18 months from what will be Africa´s largest power plant, the government said.

The sale of 7.1 billion birr ($367 million) of bonds over the past...

Categories: Energy

World Water Day 2014: AfDB and the water-energy nexus

20/03/2014

ReliefWeb

Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires util ization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources.

Global...

Categories: Energy, Water

Namibian port poised to be logistics hub

20/03/2014

Zawya

Namibia's Walvis Bay could emerge as southern African states' gateway to Europe.

Walvis Bay is already Namibia's largest commercial port and links the country's multimodal transport corridors to local, southern landlocked...

Categories: Transport

World Bank approves funds to study Congo's Inga dam

20/03/2014

Reuters

The World Bank's board on Thursday approved a $73 million grant to help the Democratic Republic of Congo develop an expansion of the Inga hydroelectric dam, potentially the largest hydropower site in the world.

The...

Categories: Water

Coal, gas or nuclear? Power-hungry South Africa must decide now

17/03/2014

Reuters by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo

On paper, South Africa's long-term energy plans look solid, with coal, nuclear, gas and renewables all viable options.

But none are likely to prevent potentially crippling future power crunches...

Categories: Energy

Impact of climate change needs addresing - Monde

17/03/2014

The Post (Zambia) by Chambwa Moonga

AGRICULTURE deputy minister Greyford Monde says there is need to deal with impacts of climate change if the agriculture sector is to improve. And African Development Bank representative, Gbeli...

Categories: General

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