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Ethiopia’s renewable energy revolution shouldn’t fail to empower its poor

12 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Katie Auth*

    Large-scale clean energy projects shouldn’t eclipse the urgent need to provide electricity to low-income and rural communities

The 84 wind turbines erected just south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, tower above an arid landscape of grassland and unpaved roads, inhabited mostly by small-scale farmers, who – along with 77% of the country’s population – lack access to electricity.
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Reykjavik to Start Drilling on $2 Billion Ethiopia Power Project

12 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory
By William Davison, Bloomberg

Reykjavik Geothermal, the Icelandic power-plant builder, plans to begin drilling in Ethiopia by July as part of a $2 billion project to develop the renewable energy source, Chief Operating Officer Gunnar Orn Gunnarsson said.
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