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World Bank invests $375 million in Ethiopian electricityThe World Bank approved a $375 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Ethiopia’s goal of achieving universal electricity access by 2025.Ethiopia has the second highest available generation capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa with nearly 100 percent coming from renewable energy.....
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NL: "Less gas, more heat, this is the moment"The gas consumption must be reduced and we must organize this together. This has been the big news in the world of energy in the Netherlands lately. That is why, according to Edwin Valkenburg of AgroEnergy, now is the right time to get things done by the government, so that horticulture can take a big step.....
UK: Growing with the environment in mindThe current climate of environmental responsibility and sustainability has made many consumers more aware of how the products they buy are produced. In a market which is green by its very nature, it is essential that a nursery such as Bransford Webbs proactively chooses the most environmental methods of.....
CAN (ON): Greenhouses eligible for cost-share programYou might have heard that a new cost-share program, GreenON Agriculture was announced recently. This program is designed to help Ontario farm businesses reduce their carbon footprint, and greenhouses are eligible.This program will be of interest to greenhouse operators who are concerned about rising energy.....
"HortiContact sees quality and international appeal grow"The 15th edition of HortiContact on 20-22 February was attended by a total of 14,468 professionals. Both the organisers and the exhibitors were pleased with the quality of the visitors and the greater interest among foreign visitors (up 1.6% compared with 2017). This satisfaction is also reflected in the.....
Geothermal energy grows in KenyaKenya has pushed hard to harness its geothermal capabilities. It generated 45 megawatts of power with geothermal energy in 1985 and now generates about 630 megawatts; nearly 400 megawatts of that production has come online since 2014.Reliable energy is a vital driver of economic growth. At Oserian, one of.....
UK: No longer feeling the heat?If you don’t know how healthy your RHI accreditation is, perhaps it’s time for an audit…During the lifetime of any Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) installation there is a chance of an OFGEM audit. This audit will be checking to ensure your system is still compliant and non-compliances can result in a penalty......
Kenya: Geothermal to cut consumer power bills by halfPower consumers are set for better times following KenGen’s announcement that the 158-megawatt Olkaria V geothermal power plant will be operational next year as scheduled.The power plant is part of by the leading energy generator, Kenya Electricity Generating Company’s ambitious green energy development.....
Update for traditional Chinese solar greenhouse: double insulationIn the past three months, the average temperature in north China was 5-6 degrees lower than last year. Meanwhile, the greenhouse heating cost jumped into another high level.Amongst all kinds of greenhouses, a solar greenhouse is absolutely the most energy saving type. Indoor and outdoor temperature.....
Geothermal energy in Africa: an overviewThe Africa Geothermal Inventory Database (AGID) is an information sharing platform for Geothermal related information in the East African Region. It aims at promoting the exploration, development and utilization of geothermal energy resources by storing, compiling, integrating of geothermal related.....
Kenya: Oserian bets on world's largest geothermal heating systemKenyan flower grower and exporter Oserian Development Corporation has come up with a raft of measures aimed at maintaining production over a long period of time without compromising on natural systems or its responsibility to workers, suppliers and the local communities.In an attempt to strengthen access to.....
Kenya: Flower growers decry unreliable power supplyKenya's flower growers decried unreliable power supply in Naivasha area noting that this was adversely affecting production.According to Van-Den-Berg Roses Farm Human Resource Manager, George Onyango, they were exporting 500,000 stems of roses everyday to Germany and Holland.Onyango hit out at Kenya Power,.....
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