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Energy In Africa

Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa is the founder and present CEO of Dalbit Petroleum, an energy company that caters to the East African region. He is also a regular blogger, whose articles revolve around the pressing issues in African Energy resources.

African oil and gas sector - the continent should be ready for indigenous oil refineries

There is a potential for Africa to become the next oil tycoon in the globe. On an article published in the, commodities writer Neil Hume pointed out some important aspects in the African oil industry that can contribute to its future production independence.

Potential Renewable Energy In Africa

As modern time comes many things goes to changes. This modernization which results to invent new things that also requires more energy. People need energy in order to use the gadgets that they have. Businessmen depend on energy to run their factories and plants.

Converting Plastic Waste Into Fuel In Africa

Researchers in Africa namely Messrs Michael Commeh, Isaiah Nimako and Nene Amoatey, all came from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) saw the need to alleviate the number of wastes including plastics in the country. They looked and address the environmental problem in a positive way.

The benefits of converting Biogas waste to power in Africa

Biogas is a renewable source of energy generated from both animal and human excreta as well as green waste. A renewed material is produced by collecting waste materials which are going to be processed in a digester. The liquid waste can be used as an organic fertilizer while the energy produced will be used to light households.

Kenya's investment in green electricity

There are few development issues more pressing and omnipresent than the problem with energy. Over the years, most countries have depended primarily on fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources (such as petroleum) for power and electricity. This is even more significant for the Sub-Saharan African region.

9 Reasons Why Oil Prices May Be Headed For A Bust

Though the U.S. shale oil boom of the past several years has led to a renewed surge of domestic oil production as well as an oil glut, crude oil prices have remained stubbornly high. There are a growing number of reasons, however, why crude oil prices are likely to finally experience a bust in the not-too-distant future.

Dalbit Petroleum

Dalbit is a privately owned by Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa a total energy solutions provider. We engage in procurement, trading, transport and management of petroleum products within Kenya and neighboring regions.

Oil and Mining Sector Consider as the Backbone of East Africa for Economic Growth

Oil and mining has always been created a big fuss in different and several countries. There has also been instances wherein countries becomes good friends and enemies due to this. But in East Africa Oil and mining will serve as the backbone of their economic Growth.

Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa on the 'Fall of Oil'

In a recent Financial Times article, it was mentioned that "the quarter to the end of June is the first period in which natural gas and coal contributed equally to electric power generation in the US". That's quite a huge milestone for natural gas, if you ask me.

Biomass Energy in Africa

In my previous blogs, I talked much about the benefits of renewable energy and its different forms, namely: geothermal, wind, community energy, and waste-to-energy. In this article I will introduce yet another source of renewable energy that has been showing a lot of promise for African countries: biomass.

Renewable Energy in Africa

As the need for safe and clean energy sources increases, the trend for generating renewable energy sources is also continuing to emerge. Renewable energy sources are nature-based, which means that it is sourced from natural processes, such as rains, waves, sunlight, wind, and geothermal heat.

Clean Energy for Kenya

Currently, Kenya is seeing and experiencing the changes brought by one of the most revolutionary inventions in the field of sustainable energy. Developed by the Azuri Technologies, a company based in UK, is the IndiGo solar kits, which can provide electricity among homes.

How to encourage investment in Africa's energy sector
Over-reliance on hydro-generated energy in Kenya has meant severe gluts in daily supply Photograph: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images Prioritise the energy sector: Political will goes beyond campaign speeches and rhetoric, governments need to figure out how to fund this sector.
Africa's hydropower future
From Côte d'Ivoire in the west to Ethiopia in the east, Africa is home to some of the world's fastest growing economies. Debates often proclaim a new era of economic boom, innovation and social opportunity for the continent. But beyond the hype, millions of people remain affected by severe poverty, and at the root of this lies a perennial problem: energy poverty.
Why is Africa suffering from high cost of power generation?

The power sector in Africa is experiencing many challenges, such as inadequate power generation and capacity, resulting to low access and limited power supply. The primary hindrance for the increase in power generation capacity of the region is associated with the high costs of energy production, which forces the local, state and federal government to...

Power Africa: An Increased Access to Power Supply

At present, a greater majority of sub-Saharan Africa does not have energy supply. Because electricity in the continent is "acutely inadequate and unreliable", as described by EcoPower Africa, it continues to get in the way of development. Last month, the United States President Barack Obama announced Power Africa, its government's initiative to increase Africa's access...

Urine-Powered Generator Invented by African Students

How can we be not hopeful about a brilliant future when today's youth are very competitive? A creative, shocking, but simple innovation has made its way through a scientific exhibit in Africa. In 2012, it was featured in various online news portals that four female African students who were in high school invented a urine-powered...

Alternative Sources of Power

The struggle in gaining access to energy sources is a battle being fought for a long time. Many parts of Asia, for instance, still have no access to efficient energy sources and this negatively affects the locals' productivity, education, livelihood opportunities, and other aspects of their lifestyle.