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InfraCo Africa & EkoRent Africa Partner To Accelerate Access To Electromobility In Kenya

InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), EkoRent Oy and EkoRent Africa (a subsidiary of EkoRent Oy) have signed a Shareholders Agreement, investing €1,000,000 to enable EkoRent Africa to scale up its pioneering NopeaRide electric mobility initiative in Nairobi

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Kenya Pipeline to Spend Millions Over Oil Leak Detection Blunder

A costly blunder during the construction of a Sh48 billion pipeline from Mombasa to Nairobi is set to bleed Kenya Pipeline Company more money after an oil spill occurred in Makueni barely a year …

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World’s first Solar-Hydrogen powered mini-grids in Uganda

The Belgian renewable energy company Tiger Power signs an agreement with the Ugandan government to power 3000 rural households and businesses in Kyenjojo. Currently, three communities lack access to electricity. By mid-2019 this will change. Tiger Power is building a solar power plant in each village backed up by on-site hydrogen production and storage. The technology keeps a black-out from happening and supplies electricity to the community, pollution- and fuel free.

Hydrogen is the most known element in the world. “We use the surplus of solar electricity during the day to produce hydrogen. The electricity causes an electro-chemical reaction separating H20 (water) into H (hydrogen) and O (oxygen). The hydrogen gas is stored and turned into electricity when needed. In this way we can power the community without the use of a diesel generator. This means completely pollution free electricity.” explains Chris Prengels, CEO of Tiger Power.

“90% of rural Uganda still lacks access to electricity. This is one of the biggest obstacles to alleviating poverty and creating economic development. The mini-grids in Kyenjojo will provide reliable power for all aspects of the communities’ needs, health, education, businesses including the old and the new (miller and the welder). Our experience with other projects in Uganda and Kenya is that this type of solar mini grids will invigorate the communities in many positive ways”, says Professor Bahaj, Head of the Energy and Climate Change Division at the University of Southampton. Prof. Bahaj’s team is embedded in the project from the beginning. The experts will carry out energy needs assessments as well as research on the socio-economic impacts of Tiger Power’s mini-grid projects.

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Microgrids For 100 Kenya Villages

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Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon Enel Green Power, a 2015 Zayed Future Energy finalist, and the mini-grid technology provider Powerhive are partnering together to develop and operate solar-powered mini-grids in rural Kenya, according to recent reports. The $ 12 million project will involve work in 100 different villages in Kenya — with 93% of [&hellip

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Lake Turkana Wind Power Project In Remote & Breathtaking Kenya

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Construction of the Lake Turkana Wind Power project at Loiyangalani in Marsabit County celebrated a long journey’s success and groundbreaking in July. Some had called the project a quixotic dream. Officially launched with an inauguration by President Uhuru Kenyatta in July, the project has a max capacity of 310 megawatts of sustainable power. Located in a remote part [&hellip

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Ivory Culprit in Kenya: Ex-Official From US – New York Times (blog)

Ivory Culprit in Kenya: Ex-Official From US
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The Kenya Wildlife Service has fought to preserve the country's exotic fauna, including elephants, which are hunted for their tusks, and rhinoceroses, which are slaughtered for their even more valuable horns. Last week, two rangers were killed in

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Elephant Poachers Will Face More Rangers, Tougher Sentences In Kenya – The Inquisitr


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Elephant Poachers Will Face More Rangers, Tougher Sentences In Kenya
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In January, there was a worldwide outcry when a gang of poachers entered Kenya's Tsavo East National Park, where they slaughtered an entire family of 11 elephants. Kenyan official Muthui Kariuki said that outdated penalties for wildlife smuggling are
Kenya cracking down on wildlife poaching with new penaltiesBikyanews.com


Kenya to toughen poaching sentences to save elephantsPhys.Org

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Orphaned elephants find sanctuary in Kenya amid rampant poaching – NBCNews.com (blog)

Orphaned elephants find sanctuary in Kenya amid rampant poaching
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The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has been trying to save African elephants since the 1970s. It takes in young elephants that have been orphaned by the slaughter of their mothers and fathers for their tusks. The staff essentially become surrogate

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Family of elephants slaughtered for ivory in Kenya – video – The Guardian


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Family of elephants slaughtered for ivory in Kenya – video
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Images showing the remains of an entire family of elephants slaughtered for ivory in a Kenyan national park. Eleven adults and one infant calf were shot dead and their tusks removed in what has been described as a targeted and efficient attack. The

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Poaching crisis escalates with ‘targeted, efficient’ slaughter of 12 Kenya … – Christian Science Monitor


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Poaching crisis escalates with 'targeted, efficient' slaughter of 12 Kenya
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The increase has led many wildlife experts to declare the current situation a crisis worse even than the mass slaughter of Africa's elephants in the 1970s and '80s, which led to a global ivory trade ban in 1989. “Now the situation is far graver

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