The West Africa Power Summit 2017 hosted by Vale Media Group, the Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of investments for green energy power initiatives, developing new green power infrastructure, integrating green power assets to ageing grid infrastructure and regional power pooling.
Almost without exception, European markets slipped down EY’s Renewable energy country attractiveness index (RECAI) rankings while less mature markets across Latin America, Africa and Asia continued their ascent, reveals the latest edition of the report.
“Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016“, the 10th edition of UNEP’s annual report, launched today by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), says the annual global investment in new renewables capacity, at $266 billion, was more than double the estimated $130 billion invested in coal and gas power stations in 2015.
Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 can save up to USD 4.2 trillion annually by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Savings would be up to 15 times higher than costs, thanks to avoided expenditures on air pollution and climate change.