(NEWS) “Gold Fields plans to establish a 10 to 15 MW biomass energy plant in Ghana on the boundary of its Tarkwa mine in the country. All the power generated at the plant would be used by the mining operation.”
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African countries hoping to cash in on the $100 billion carrot being dangled by climate change negotiators for adaptation and mitigation in the developing world will first have to figure out how to sustainably provide energy to the more than 90% of people in sub-Sahara that depend on wood and charcoal for cooking and heating.
Developing countries must cut the red tape and build capacity if they want a slice of the quarter billion dollar investments that clean energy attracted last year. That, in a nutshell, is the message contained in a UNDP report that shows that 90% of $243 billion invested in 2010 went to G-20 countries (which include China and India). Shaping policies, creating economic incentives, identifying technology, and building domestic capacity for solid biomass fuel efficiency will be hot topics of discussion at the upcoming Symposium & Workshop on Charcoal to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, on June 15th. The event, part … Continue reading
On June 15th, representatives from new energy companies, climate finance, governments, development agencies, multi-lateral banks, and NGOs will meet in Arusha, Tanzania, to begin discussions on a blueprint that will make woodfuels, charcoal, and other solid biomass fuels a truly renewable energy choice for developing countries.