The host country of the Meeting, Austria, represented by Dr Michael Spindelegger, Federal Minister for European and International Affairs welcomed the Co-Chairs – African Union Commissioner Dr Elham M.A.
New York ― UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to work together to provide reliable sources of energy to the one fifth of the world’s population currently beyond the reach of the electricity grid.
With support from the Clean Technology Fund, fourteen middle income countries -- Algeria, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Morocco, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam -- plan to radically rebalance their na
Ethiopia’ first ever wind power plant will be built in Ashegoda, near Mekelle, the capital of the nation’s Tigray province. The first phase of the project, which is being overseen by France’s Vergnet Groupe, is expected to be completed by June 2011, and will have a capacity of 30 MW.
Feed-in tariffs (FiTs) are already used to promote RE in more than 30 countries globally, and South Africa has also recently introduced a FiT scheme. However, structuring renewable energy support schemes is a complex undertaking, particularly in Africa.