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For existing homes, energy efficiency often has a better return on investment than solar

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21 May 2019 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

Looking for an investment with a high, secure return on investment? A light energy efficiency retrofit of a typical existing home can deliver a whopping 18.5% return annually, nearly double that of long-term stocks. It’s also a much higher return than that of residential rooftop solar, though they both deliver complementary cuts...

Southern Africa: Global Organisations to Promote Energy Efficiency in SADC

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20 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Namibia | Sectors: Cross cutting
[Namibian] VARIOUS international organisations have vowed to assist the Southern African Development Community in promoting energy efficiency within the region.

Prepay: Saving electricity and money or going without?

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16 May 2019 | Source: ACEEE | Countries:  | Sectors: 

As more utilities look at prepay plans, new research finds this option carries both benefits and potential risks. While it may put at risk the wellbeing of some customers trying to save money, it can also lower electricity use and garner customer satisfaction.

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Uganda: Uganda Shakes Up Electricity Access Amid Global Infrastructure Reset

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16 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Uganda | Sectors: Cross cutting
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Electricity providers in Uganda are teaming up to find a new business model to boost the speed and efficiency of getting power to those living without it, in the hope it can be copied in other parts of Africa and Asia, project backers said Tuesday.

Zimbabwe: New Energy Minister for Zimbabwe As Load Shedding Continues

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16 May 2019 | Source: Reegle News | Countries: Zimbabwe | Sectors: Transport
[News24Wire] Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the appointment of Deputy Minister of Transport, Fortune Chasi, as the new minister of energy, as the country continues to face rotational power cuts and fuel shortages.