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Kenya: Africa's Renewables Hotspot

Inefficiencies within Kenya's power sector and an overreliance on hydropower and diesel electricity generation are hindering economic and social growth in the country. However, the government is...

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BMI On The Ground In Lagos And Abuja

BMI visited Lagos and Abuja in early June, where we met a range of stakeholders including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, and several of our major...

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A New Dawn For Solar Power

After years of underperformance, the global solar power industry is set for a turnaround. Demand is rising in key markets, and technological advancement is increasing efficiency while cutting costs....

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Can Renewable Energy Light Up Africa?

Electrification rates in Sub-Saharan Africa are the lowest in the world, and many governments in the region are turning to renewable energy as a means of providing the power needed for both economic...

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Japan - Forced To Take The Nuclear Option

The future of Japan's nuclear energy sector looked highly uncertain following the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but BMI now believes that the high cost of imported fuel will force the country to bring...

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The EU's Uncertain Energy Future

The operating environment for energy firms in the European Union is extremely challenging, as the bloc's energy policy and its future direction remains confused. Governments are struggling to balance...

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