Power cuts during heatwave bring Beirut to a boiling point

In the midst of a sweltering heatwave in the city of Beirut, protesters have been driven to attempt breaking into the Ministry of Energy offices in a desperate gambit to have mandatory electricity cuts lifted. The electricity cuts, which are said to sometimes last for up to 12 hours a day in some areas, have … Read more Power cuts during heatwave bring Beirut to a boiling point

Kenya: Commercially Viable Deposits of Coal Confirmed in Mui Basin

Kenya will soon join the Coal mining nations following the confirmation of commercially viable deposits of coal in the Mui Basin, in Mwingi East, Mwingi Central and Mutitu Districts. The Government of Kenya has moved to divide the coal blocks within the basin into concessions for the purposes of private sector exploration, exploitation and development. … Read more Kenya: Commercially Viable Deposits of Coal Confirmed in Mui Basin

Kenya: Accelerating Use of Photo-Voltaic Solar Panels, Hydro-Power & BioGas

Kenya’s Ministry of Energy is running a programme of installing solar photovoltaic electricity generators in public institutions in arid and semi arid areas (ASAL) which are situated more than 15 kilometers from the national grid. The programme has been running from the financial year 2005/2006 and was initially set to benefit boarding Primary Schools, both … Read more Kenya: Accelerating Use of Photo-Voltaic Solar Panels, Hydro-Power & BioGas