Pancontinental says first oil discovered offshore Kenya

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The Sunbird-1 oil is the historic first-ever oil discovery offshore Kenya. We believe that this is a play- opening discovery in Kenya’s Lamu Basin. Because of the Sunbird discovery we expect to see a significant increase in industry interest offshore Kenya.

Volkswagen plans integrated mobility concept in Rwanda; vehicle production in Kenya

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Volkswagen also this week inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya. At the inauguration, Diess underlined Kenya’s key role within the Volkswagen brand’s Africa strategy: “ After over 60 years of Volkswagen vehicle production in South and North Africa, I am delighted to now have a further site in Kenya. Only a few hours ago, we inaugurated our third production facility in Africa in Kenya. Kenya. Kenya is an opportunity market in Africa.

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TUM, partners to present electric aCar prototype at IAA; transport for sub-Saharan Africa

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Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners will present their new prototype of an electric four-wheel drive utility vehicle designed for Africa—the aCar — at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt next month.

Jaguar Land Rover: 50 Global Projects offset 5.2 million tonnes of Carbon Dioxide in five years

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The project will provide Kenya with clean and healthy drinking water. Jaguar Land Rover has announced it is supporting the ground-breaking LifeStraw project, which will be the 50th Global carbon dioxide project the company has been involved in, in the last 5 years. In conjunction with ClimateCare, Jaguar Land Rover has invested in 50 carbon [.]. Land Rover carbon dioxide offset Jaguar Land Rover

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Biofuel emissions six times higher than fossil fuels

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The report, commissioned by the RSPB, ActionAid and Nature Kenya, focuses on the Dakatcha Woodlands in Kenya which the charities say are set to be destroyed to make way for jatropha plantations. [.]. Biofuels Africa biofuel forest Jatropha KenyaAfrican biofuels destined for Europe will result in up to six times the carbon emissions of fossil fuels, a new study has revealed.

IBM opens first global research lab in Africa; smarter cities with focus on water and transportation

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IBM Research - Africa will have its first location in Nairobi, Kenya in collaboration between the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) through the Kenya ICT Board. The IBM Research - Africa lab, while carrying out research, will help to elevate the level of ICT and related scientific skills in Kenya by working in collaboration with select universities, government agencies and companies.

Volkswagen establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

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Vehicle assembly began in Nigeria in 2015, with assembly in Kenya getting underway in December 2016. The Volkswagen brand has established a "Sub-Saharan Africa” region to develop and strengthen its activities in the African market. Sub-Saharan Africa refers to the area of the African continent south of the Sahara.

Ford India sales up 71% in first 5 months of 2011

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Based on continued high demand, the company began exporting the Figo to Bahrain and Kenya this month. The Figo ( earlier post ) helped Ford India increase sales for the first five months of 2011 by 71%, compared to the same period last year, with 51,420 wholesale units sold, including exports, from January to May 2011. In May, Ford India sold more than 9,000 wholesale units—7,046 domestically, and more than 2,000 exported.

UNEP study: small number of measures targeting black carbon and tropospheric ozone could yield immediate climate benefits

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The Summary of this assessment for decision makers was presented at the 26 th session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) of UNEP from 21-24 February 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Global Mobility Report finds world not on track to achieving sustainable mobility

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Transporting a container of avocados from Kenya to the Netherlands requires 200 interactions and more than 20 documents, at a cost equal to that of shipping. The transport sector is not on track towards achieving sustainable mobility, according to the newly published Global Mobility Report 2017 (GMR).

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Eni reports important new discovery offshore Congo

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Eni has been present in Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1960s and currently participates in exploration and production projects in Angola, Congo, Ghana, Gabon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Liberia. Eni reports making an important new exploration discovery in the Marine XII Block located approximately 17 kilometers (10.6 miles) offshore Congo.

Global Fuel Economy Initiative launches second 3-year campaign; ICCT joins partnership

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The Global Fuel Economy Initiative ( GFEI ) ( earlier post ) launched its second three-year effort to improve vehicle fuel economy around the world at the International Transport Forum in Leipzig. It also announced that a new partner—the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT)—has joined the effort.

Up close and personal with Volkswagen’s e-Golf carbon offset project: Garcia River Forest

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TCF, the manager of the Garcia River Forest Project, would like to enable its increasing number of redwood trees to reach the 1,000-year-old status of some of their neighbors, like this one. Click to enlarge.

GM to double models with 40 mpg highway or better by 2017; ongoing manufacturing efficiency improvements

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Many of the most recent energy-savings initiatives have been within GM International Operations (GMIO) in China, India, Kenya, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Thailand. Describing its product goals and tracking progress toward its 2020 manufacturing priorities in its 2012 Sustainability Report , General Motors reaffirmed its commitment to further reduce the energy used and the environmental impacts of building and operating an automobile.

Pike Research forecasts global geothermal power capacity could more than double by 2020; US to lead world in geothermal power capacity through 2020

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Currently the vast majority of capacity is concentrated in just seven countries, but additional support from global financial markets and enhanced regional cooperation by institutions such as the World Bank and ARGeo, in Africa, will drive the development of new capacity in promising markets such as Kenya, Indonesia, and Turkey. Escalating investment in geothermal power could result in a 134% increase in global geothermal capacity between 2010 and 2020, from 10.7 gigawatts (GW) to 25.1