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Richesses Renouvelables: Comment le solaire et l'éolien peuvent électrifier la RDC et l'Afrique du Sud (Résumé)

Monday, September 25, 2017
L'Afrique bénéficie d’un énorme potentiel d'énergie renouvelable, cependant le continent souffre de l’une des plus fortes pauvretés énergétiques au niveau mondial. Cet écart est particulièrement marqué en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), où seulement 13,5% de la population a accès à l'électricité. Le déficit entrave le développement économique et appauvrit des millions de personnes : en 2015, le PIB par habitant de la RDC se classe parmi les plus bas du monde. La bonne nouvelle est qu’il existe des solutions à la pauvreté énergétique du pays. Notre nouvell

Press Release | Congo Can Reap the Rewards of Its Enormous Wind and Solar Potential, Study Says

Sunday, September 24, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, September 26, 2017 International Rivers is releasing a new study today that shows that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) can harness its considerable renewable energy potential to power the country. In “Renewable Riches,” researchers modeled the DRC’s best wind and solar sites. They found that the country’s wind and solar potential, at 85 GW, could address the country’s chronic power shortages and would far surpass the output of the planned 4.8 GW Inga 3 Dam on the Congo River. 60 GW of that energy could be installed at less than $0.07 per kWh, wh

Alternative Energy's Massive Potential in Congo

Electrification rates in the DRC's 11 provinces
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is faced with a paradox. The country possesses some of the largest hydropower potential in the world, yet since the 1950s, large hydro has supplied only 9% of DRC’s total population with electricity – and it's been intermittent at best.

Corruption and Infrastructure Megaprojects in the DR Congo

The Inga II Dam
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The Grand Inga Dam, planned for the Congo River in DR Congo, is being promoted by USAID, the World Bank and other international financiers But Africa's biggest hydropower project is a prime candidate for corruption. The project's US$80 billion price tag, coupled with the country's poor governance record and its unstable political climate, could be a recipe for fueling corruption. Learn more about the corruption in Congo, and its potential to derail the Inga dam scheme.
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