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Kenya: Taxpayer Billions to Bail Out Spanish Power Line Builder

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25 March 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Kenya | Sectors: Power sector
[Nation] Kenyan taxpayers have been forced to bail out a debt-ridden Spanish contractor building the Lake Turkana Wind power transmission line to ensure the project is completed by June.

Don’t Tread on ENERGY STAR

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22 March 2017 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

In its recent budget outline, the new administration proposes to eliminate funding for the ENERGY STAR® program. An earlier leaked draft suggested that the private sector should take over the program and that a government role is not needed. Others have suggested that ACEEE should run the program....

Kenya: Estimated Bills Reduce Kenya Power's Earnings

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22 March 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Kenya | Sectors: Power sector
[East African] Kenyan electricity transmission and distribution firm Kenya Power has recorded a negative working capital of Ksh7 billion ($70 million) in the six months to December 31, 2016, suggesting that the firm does not have cash to repay short-term debts and finance its day-to-day operations.

Why rate design matters for energy efficiency

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22 March 2017 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

Today, most American households pay for electric service via a two-part electric rate. This typically consists of a small, fixed customer charge ($ per month) and an energy rate applied per unit of electricity ($ per kilowatt hour). There are some variations on this model, including energy rates...

Uganda: Govt to Set Up Shs1 Trillion Unitary Oil Pipeline

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22 March 2017 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Uganda | Sectors: Transport
[Monitor] Entebbe -Energy minister Irene Muloni has said government is set to construct a unitary pipeline worth $3.35b (Shs1.2 trillion) that will transport the country's crude oil from Hoima to Tanga Port in Tanzania.