The upcoming visit of the Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment to South Africa comes at a crucial time when both Norway and South Africa are actively preparing for the Climate Summit in Paris in November/December. The Norwegian Parliamentarians will meet with their South African counterparts and discuss key issues related to Climate and Energy issues. The Committee will also use the...

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In a move to boost power generation in Africa, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Norfund, is buying 30 % of Globeleq Africa.

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Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. 
Photo: Endre Stiansen, Norwegian Embassy Addis Abeba.

Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende today signed a strategic partnership agreement. ‘This is a historic step for Norway’s engagement in Africa,’ said Mr Brende.

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From left: Borghild Holen, Hege Elizabeth Seel and Kristin Clemet from Norfund with Ambassador Trine Skymoen. 
Photo: Alf-Åge Hansen.

Norfund’s Managing Director Kjell Roland and Chair of the Board of Directors Kristin Clemet are visiting South Africa. On Thursday 22nd January, they stopped at South Africa’s first commercially viable biogas-from-organic-waste project. The Bio2Watt project in Bronkhorstspruit is a pioneer project in the alternative energy field and will be producing 4,4 MW electricity starting from April 2015...

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