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Why Nuclear Power for African Countries Does Not Make Sense

By Hartmut Winkler POWER FEATURE Over the last few years reports have surfaced of a range of African countries planning nuclear power plants. At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some African leaders, is about to change. Ugandan President Yoweri

Egypt: Construction Begins At Benban Solar Park

In collaboration with Chinese clean energy company TBEA Sunoasis, Egypt has commenced the construction of four solar power stations at the Benban Solar Park in Egypt’s southern province of Aswan. The solar stations, with a total output of 186MW, are part of the giant Benban Solar Plant which is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

Lucky For Some: Chinese City Launches Wind Power Lottery to Ease Grid Strains

China has been aggressively developing alternative power as part of its efforts to cut pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Grid-connected wind power reached 163.7 gigawatts (GW) last year, up 10.1 percent on the year and amounting to 9.2 percent of total generating capacity. But capacity expansion has outpaced grid construction, and large numbers of wind,


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