Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Africa: Brits and Yanks Team Up to Develop Geothermal Energy

Britain and US unite to power up Africa (StarAfrica.com)

MOU calls for developing regional geothermal energy

A landmark partnership between the UK and US will help millions of people across Africa get access to clean energy, UK International Development (DFID) Minister Nick Hurd and Associate Administrator of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Eric Postel have announced.

The new partnership between the UK's Energy Africa campaign and the US's Power Africa initiative will leverage much-needed private investment, develop networks to share power across borders and harness geothermal resources to boost access to electricity across the continent.

The new deal will harness the skills, expertise and investment power of the private sector to help improve energy access, boost economic growth and reduce poverty.