Energy Access

Beyond the H2ype: why the World Bank should be cautious on green hydrogen

Green hydrogen is being promoted as a fuel that will turn our industry, transport and electricity green. Several Latin American,…

Fast-tracking universal electricity access by rolling out energy-as-a-service in sub-Saharan Africa 

It is widely recognised that the world is not on track to achieve universal access to electricity by 2030. The…

‘Urgent action’ required to boost climate finance in Africa – IEA

NAIROBI - Doubling energy investment in Africa will require “urgent action” to bring down financing costs and boost access to…

The solar lights providing illumination for 600 health clinics in Africa

Solar energy solutions company d.light is providing light in rural community health clinics across Africa, helping tackle the electricity barrier…

Farmers in Africa need better information to adopt solar irrigation

The use of solar energy to power groundwater pumps that farmers in drought-ridden, off-grid regions in Africa and elsewhere can…

Weekly data: African solar sluggish as the rest of the world soars

The roll-out of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels is a major driving force behind the global energy transition. In 2021, some…

Exclusive: African civil society speaks out against continent’s $400bn gas trap

Civil society groups have spoken out against plans to develop new gas infrastructure across Africa, as an investigation from Energy…

Two million to access solar power in rural Nigeria

Husk Power Systems, an off-grid energy services company, aims to provide two million people in rural Nigeria with reliable solar…

Namibia stakes its future on the green hydrogen market

In 2021, the Namibian government went to Europe with plans to export three million tonnes per annum of green or…

All-Africa energy access costs the same as building one LNG terminal a year – IEA

Achieving energy access across Africa by 2030 will require clean energy investments to more than double to $25bn annually –…