Renewable Energy in Kenya (Part 2): Policy Tools and Anticipated Effects

Originally posted on the Invested Development blog by the ID team As we introduced in our last post on this topic, Kenya is using several policy tools to stimulate renewable energy development and grow its national energy supply. With rapidly growing demand, the government has clearly identified renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and geothermal, as […]

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Energy in Kenya: Potential for Renewables (Part 1)

Originally posted on the Invested Development blog by the ID team Kenya’s National Energy Policy is designed “to facilitate provision of clean, sustainable, affordable, reliable and secure energy services at least cost while protecting the environment.” The efforts come alongside a critical time for Kenya – economic growth and energy demand are higher than ever. […]

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Powering Up: Innovating to Solve the Cost of Energy in Africa

Oil and natural gas discoveries across multiple African countries have graced the headlines of many local and international media outlets this past year. 2012 has seen many governments in Africa experience renewed enthusiasm as prospects for economic progress loom amidst multiple oil and gas discoveries across the continent, creating new emerging oil producing countries on […]

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Tunisian Startup Creates More Efficient Means of Harnessing the Wind

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein The grandest of innovators are those who go beyond trying to make a better ‘something’ to solve some problem, but instead do away with conventional […]

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Clean/Green Technology in Africa: Setting the Stage

I have to begin by admitting my own ignorance of the clean energy and green tech sectors particularly as far as Africa is concerned. However, it would appear that there are great opportunities for Africa and African startups to venture into the areas of cleantech/ greentech. In fact, consider this as setting the stage for […]

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