Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Climate Change Financing for Africa is not Aid, says Meles

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, who is also the African Union's spokesperson on climate change, urged developed nations to stop considering climate financing for Africa as aid or assistance.

Climate Change Financing for Africa is not Aid, says Meles

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia, who is also the African Union's spokesperson on climate change, urged developed nations to stop considering climate financing for Africa as aid or assistance.

Vergnet to Construct Ethiopia’s First Wind Power Unit in Ashegoda

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

Ethiopia’s first ever Wind Power Plant has been constructed in Ashegoda, near Mekelle, the capital of Tigray. This plant with an installed capacity of 120 MW is planned to be functional by 2013 February with the completion of the first phase by June 2011 with a capacity of 30 MW.

Ethiopia awards water information system contract for Beles hydro project site

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia 8/17/10 (PennWell) -- Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Resources has awarded a contract for development of a water information system for the Tana and Beles subbasins, site of the 460-MW Beles hydropower project, which is under construction on the Beles River.

Egyptian president says Nile water will never go beyond national borders

Monday, August 16th, 2010

APA- Cairo (Egypt) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak stressed on Saturday in Cairo that the flow of Nile water will be confined only inside the territory of Egypt and will never go beyond the country’s borders.

Ethiopia eyes end of food aid within five years-PM

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

By Barry Malone ADDIS ABABA, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Ethiopia may not need any food aid within five years thanks to an ambitious development plan that targets a heady average economic growth of 14.9 percent over the period, its prime minister said on Wednesday.

Ethiopian Rainy Season Revives, Ravages Small Businesses

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Though it is summer in the rest of the northern hemisphere, the rainy season in Addis Abeba makes it seem more like winter. This provides unique opportunities and challenges for small businesses. Some battle through the difficult times with price cuts, while others take advantage of the unique needs people ...

Ethiopia finalizes construction of electricity transmission lines to its neighbours

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) Ethiopia announced on Tuesday the finalization of the construction of electricity transmission lines that will help the country to supply electricity to its neighbours.

Ethiopia aims to turn itself into a regional energy giant

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

The Gibe 3 dam on the Omo river will be Africa’s largest, providing power to a nation with one of the world’s lowest per capita levels of access to electricity. NGOs warn of environmental disaster

EIB Halts Funding of Gibe III Dam Studies in Ethiopia

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

July 19 (Bloomberg) -- The European Investment Bank said it has stopped funding environmental and social impact studies for the Gibe III hydroelectric dam project in Ethiopia.