Archive for the ‘Mauritania’ Category

Is It Time For Africa’s Green Hydrogen Revolution?

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an article on Africa’s green hydrogen industry: Although the continent has huge potential to produce ‘green gold’, only a few green hydrogen projects have reached the feasibility study and design phase, and without final investment decisions made. To decarbonise its economy, the European Union (EU) is banking on Africa’s potential […]

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Mauritania, Saudi Arabia to Collaborate on Clean Energy

Via Energy, Capital & Power, a report on efforts between Mauritania and Saudi Arabia to collaborate on clean energy: Mauritania and Saudi Arabia have signed an MOU to promote knowledge exchange and collaboration within the clean energy sector, including renewables, green hydrogen, power and carbon capture technologies.  The agreement was signed by Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz […]

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African Production of Natural Gas: A Vexing Climate Challenge

Via The Washington Post, a look at African production of natural gas and how it poses a vexing climate challenge: As a young geologist working for Senegal’s state-owned petroleum company in the 1990s, Macky Sall was charged with prospecting for oil and gas in this West African nation. For years, he and his colleagues came […]

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The Politics of Green Hydrogen Cooperation in North Africa

Via EnergyCentral, a report on the politics of North Africa’s green hydrogen industry in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania: Europe’s growing interest in securing green hydrogen from North Africa is part of a strategic effort to enhance its energy security. The promise of green hydrogen projects in Morocco, Algeria, and Mauritania is substantial, offering economic growth […]

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Scramble for the Sahel – Why France, Russia, China and the U.S. Are Interested in the Region

Via The Conversation, a look at geopolitical and investment interest in the Sahel: The Sahel, a region 3,860km wide located south of the Sahara Desert and stretching east-west across the African continent, has been a focus of attention around the world recently. In the last decade, issues such as terrorism, insecurity and trafficking have characterised the region. Military takeovers have been a […]

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IMF Sees Mauritania Growth Almost Tripling on Gas Exports

Via Bloomberg, an article on Mauritania’s economic growth: Growth forecast at 5.1% in 2024 and 14.3% in 2025 on gas yield Mauritania gas exports may offer alternative supply for Europe The International Monetary Fund expects Mauritania’s economic growth to almost triple in 2025 fueled by gas exports set to start in the second half of this year. Gross […]

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