Weekly Newsletter - 14/04/2017

Dear <<First Name>>,

Please find below this week's summary of renewable and related energy news for Africa and beyond.
Kind regards,
The REPP Team
West Africa
Angola: US Currentergy to finance, build, own and operate 18-MW Hydropower plant - Renewable Energy World
Nigeria: Plans finished for eighteen separate 2-MW hydropower plants - Alternative Energy Africa
Togo: Displaced locals pressure government to live up to it's promises from 30 years ago - Alternative Energy Africa
Niger: Partners meet for Phase 2 of Kandadji hydropower plant - Alternative Energy Africa
Nigeria: Organisation calls on government to remove VAT on all renewable energy products - Alternative Energy Africa

East Africa
Uganda: Minister discusses the perils of privatisation of power sector - ESI Africa 
Uganda: Country announces lower power tariffs for all end-users later this year - ESI Africa
Rwanda: Local utility and local firm bring electricity to thousands living off-grid - ESI Africa
Tanzania: Government to push for locally-manufactured products to support private sector - ESI Africa
Kenya: Local power producer KenGen suspends development over land dispute - Daily Nation

Southern Africa
DRC: Country explores importing power from S. Africa as low rain hinders electricity production - ESI Africa
South Africa: Energy minister to postpone signing renewable IPP deals until other meeting takes place - ESI Africa

Africa General / Rest of World
What's on the line between now and COP 22 in Marrakech? - Renewable Energy World
US: Trump and Ryan and the politics of the environment - Renewable Energy World
China & US: Both countries see drop in investments into renewable energy in 2017 for different reasons - ESI Africa
AFdB: Bank sees off-grid as key to electrifying Africa - ESI Africa
Algeria: Country issues tender for 3 PV plants totalling 4,000 MW - Alternative Energy Africa
US: Facebook to power its new data center with wind power - Alternative Energy
Africa: A look at the future supply of renewable energy in Africa - Carbon Brief
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