A Just Energy Transition in South Africa

Socio-economic needs and the positive impacts of a future low-carbon economy

The study A Just Energy Transition in South Africa, developed in collaboration with CSIR and ERM, assesses the changes necessary in employment and workers’ skills in line with the shift to renewables, as well as lessons learned from other countries transitioning away from coal. The first section of the study evaluates the number of jobs […]

The renewAfrica Initiative’s 10 Guiding Principles

This document tells the story of renewAfrica, its vision and how it aims to get there, through 10 Guiding Principles. The document is intended as a sequel to renewAfrica’s Presentation Card published in January 2020. The pages that follow are the result of the work of the members and contributors of renewAfrica Task Forces. They […]

Scaling up Africa’s renewable power

Africa needs electricity to fuel its socio-economic growth. There is already a consensus on the key role of renewable energy in providing a viable and sustainable solution to Africa’s electricity needs, but the pace of investments is still too slow. With only a decade left to achieve SDG 7, RE investments need to be massively […]

Connecting the dots. Why only 2% of global RE in Africa?

In the past ten years, only 2% of the renewable energy installed worldwide has Africa as its protagonist. The factors that led to this data are explained by the study Connecting the dots. Why only 2% of global RE in Africa?, developed by RES4Africa Foundation in collaboration with Enel Green Power and presented during a digital event on 8th July […]

Our common journey towards a sustainable Africa

2020 Flagship Publication: Chapter 4

The world is now at a crossroads. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in a widespread health and economic crisis that has also upset long established global equilibriums. These upsets have clearly highlighted the need for us to see the world as a globally interdependent system, and the benefits of coordinated action in dealing with current […]

The impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s energy sector

Renewable energy sources can play a crucial role to ensure health, food and education to the African population in the Covid-19 recovery phase. This is the outcome of the study “The impact of Covid-19 on Africa’s energy sector”, developed by RES4Africa Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in partnership with SDA […]

A novel European de-risking initiative: renewAfrica

2020 Flagship Publication: Chapter 3

RES4Africa Foundation’s mission is to support the development of an enabling environment for renewable energy (RE) investments in Africa. If this can be achieved, African countries will then be able meet their local energy needs in a more sustainable way. A critical first step on this journey is comprehensively addressing a number of existing barriers that […]

Strategic Webinars

  RES4Africa Foundation is developing a series of webinars that will take place in June and July with the aim of replacing planned events with virtual ones and disseminating the findings of its studies and strategic programmes. The webinars will follow a coherent narrative, as they explore the socio-economic impact of Covid-19, deep-dive into the […]

renewAfrica reconfirms its commitment to scaling up renewables in Africa releasing its video

19th May 2020 – The renewAfrica Initiative once again confirms its commitment to scaling up renewable energy investments in Africa by revealing its presentation video. renewAfrica is a European industry-backed initiative committed to supporting African countries in achieving sustainable access to renewable energy at a transformative scale by unlocking investments in utility-sized renewables projects. The […]

De-risking investments for a green Africa

2020 Flagship Publication: Chapter 2

The RES4Africa Foundation aims to support the private sector as it contributes to the delivery of Africa’s socio-economic development targets through the expansion of access to sustainable, reliable and affordable electricity. However, Africa’s electricity markets are still perceived as risky environments for private sector investors. Renewable energy projects, in particular, are by nature exposed to […]