South Africa’s Just Energy Transition at the centre of international discussion

A RES4Africa virtual event shed light on the positive impacts of a future low-carbon energy sector

23rd September 2020 – Speakers from local and international agencies, governmental departments, sector organisations and private sector companies today engaged in an in-depth discussion on South Africa’s energy transition and how to make sure that it occurs in a just and inclusive way. The virtual event, promoted by the RES4Africa Foundation, was attended by more […]

RES4Africa and EACREEE sign MoU to strengthen cooperation on the Micro-Grid Academy (MGA)

Rome, 29 July 2020 – RES4Africa Foundation and the East Africa Centre of Excellence for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to increase their cooperation and mutual support in the promotion of renewable energy. The agreement aims especially to deepen their collaboration in the strengthening and expansion of the Micro-Grid […]

De-risking investments to boost Africa’s renewable energy transition

RES4Africa discusses the theme with high-level experts and launches its 2020 Flagship Publication

Rome, 15 July 2020 – Removing the barriers that prevent the scale-up of private investments in Africa’s renewable energy markets and the potential solutions to unlock Africa’s renewable potential are some of the main themes addressed by RES4Africa’s 2020 yearly Flagship Publication, “Scaling up Africa’s renewable power”, presented today during a virtual event attended by […]

Africa and renewable energies: an overview of the last decade

Rome, 8th July 2020 – 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 […]

REN21 Report shows renewables’ progress limited to power sector

REN21 Press Release

Growth in renewable power has been impressive over the past five years. But too little is happening in heating, cooling and transport. Overall, global hunger for energy keeps increasing and eats up progress, according to REN21’s Renewables 2020 Global Status Report (GSR), released today. The journey towards climate disaster continues, unless we make an immediate […]

RES4Africa supports GWEC Wind Industry Statement on Economic Recovery from COVID-19

Within its wide-ranging efforts to contrast the Covid-19 pandemic, RES4Africa Foundation endorsed the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) Wind Industry Statement on Economic Recovery from Covid-19. Wind power is a key building block for economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19, which will enable governments to renew critical infrastructure for a sustainable future. The wind […]

RES4Africa joins ARE in its Call for Action

Roadmap for the DRE sector to survive and flourish in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis

RES4Africa Foundation officially endorses and supports the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)‘s Call for Action to highlight the fundamental role that decentralised renewable energy (DRE) projects play and to enable the necessary actions and conditions to safeguard the entire sector. The global spread of Covid-19 has caused thousands of deaths and alarmed individuals, communities, businesses […]

Europe’s climate commitment can support Africa’s Covid response

Editorial by Roberto Vigotti

The Covid-19 crisis has brought the international community to face its limits. We, in Europe as well as in many countries of the world, now know what a crisis of this scale represents, as it is the first one that most of us has had to deal with. We live in lockdown, and fortunately our […]

The way forward in post-Covid times: renewables

Editorial by Roberto Vigotti

For several weeks now, the African continent too has been struggling against an invisible enemy: Covid-19. Although the spread in the continent is lower than in other areas of the world at the moment, it is not less worrying considering the limited capabilities of African countries to mitigate the potentially devastating effect of the virus, both […]