A New Instrument to Foster Large-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Private Investment in Africa

| February 26, 2019

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Nowadays, global warming and the extinguishing of primary energy reserves are just some of the reasons why the world is drastically changing trend and embarking on a path towards the energy transition, from fossil-based fuels to renewable and sustainable energy sources. Several international actions have been undertaken from the establishment of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992 to the creation in 2015 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aiming to end poverty and fight climate change by ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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Orbital Marine Power (formerly Scotrenewables Tidal Power) is the world leader in the development of floating tidal stream and run-of-river turbines. The Orbital Marine Tidal Turbine, is an award-winning, patented hydro-kinetic energy converter designed to convert energy from tidal streams and river currents where they are strongest – closest to the surface.

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