The European Commission has pledged €300 million in an effort to leverage further investments amounting to €4.8 billion for the development of 19 new renewable energy projects in Africa, as part of its role in the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative.
Announced this week in Conakry, Guinea, the EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced the preparation of 19 new renewable energy projects in Africa which would require a total investment of €4.8 billion. The European Commission will contribute €300 million ($316 million) in an effort to leverage the remaining necessary investments, which in turn would see 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of new renewable energy capacity added in Africa.
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