Previous article‘Natural gas saves Tanzania $7.4bn’Next articleVideo interview: Rentia van Tonder, head: renewable energy, power & infrastructure at Standard Bank Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector BRICS UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Finance and Policy Generation In East Africa, the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics’ (KNBS) latest data reporting the decline in electricity generated from thermal energy resources has been welcomed as good news.According to the Standard Media, the generation capacity has dropped by 10% to 855.5 million kWh by August this year compared to a similar period last year, whereby thermal sources generated 951.9 million kWh.It is said that the fall has seen the share of thermal sources in the overall energy generation basket dive from 16% to 13%.However, this development has been received as good news as thermal energy is the most expensive source of energy, as it is generated through diesel-powered generators.Diesel-fired electricity is reported to be three times more expensive than geothermal costing Sh7 per unit ($0.069) and seven times higher than hydropower at Sh3 ($0.029).Moving away from thermal energy generationMedia further reported that this dip in thermal power generation is a boost to the government, which has been actively advocating for the country to move away from expensive energy to cleaner and cheaper sources.According to the Standard Media, President Uhuru Kenyatta had recently directed the energy ministry to review and terminate government contracts with independent power producers that are not cost-effective to Kenyans.Cheaper energy translates into lower costs of living, helping bring down the inflation rate.Additional power resourcesThe KNBS data stated that geothermal remained the top source of energy, accounting for 47% of total production in the period under review.In addition to the good news from the data was the revelation that indicated hydropower coming in second with a 40% increase. Total power production between January and August grew 6%, from 6,141 kWh in 2015 to 6,540 kWh.The increase is reported to have been contributed largely by hydro and geothermal sources. Total electricity generation expanded to 853.55 million kWh in August this year from 846.90 million kWh in July. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Featured image: PASNA
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Print Friendly Version Thorpe was 9-of-13 and made both of his 3-point attempts in a game-high 39 minutes. He had 12 in the second half and ended the night making his last five shots and 6-of-7. STARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior DJ Thorpe led all players with 21 points and classmate Moter Deng added 11 as the West Florida men’s basketball team dropped an exhibition contest to Mississippi State, 87-62, at Humphrey Coliseum Thursday night. UWF shot just 38 percent from the floor and saw an 8-point lead turn into an 8-point deficit in the span of six minutes late in the first half. The Argos were unable to recover as the Bulldogs shot 7-for-12 and had four second-chance points during the run. With UWF holding a 27-22 lead and 7:53 on the clock, MSU started to get some production from its defense. The Bulldogs scored 13-consecutive as part of a 22-2 run for a 44-29 lead. The Argos got a follow slam from junior Jarrett Henderson with 2.7 seconds remaining to go into the locker room trailing 44-31. UWF will open the season in at home next weekend when it hosts to GSC-SIAC Crossover at the UWF Field House, Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12. The Argos will face Albany State on Saturday and Fort Valley State on Sunday. Both games will tip-off at 4 p.m. MSU had four players in double figures and shot 52 percent, including 56 percent in the second half. The Bulldogs held a 48-38 edge in the paint and outrebounded the Argos 47-35. “I thought Thorpe played well and Deng gave us some good minutes. And I’m really proud of Cameron Cox playing well against an SEC team as a freshman in his first college competition.” After MSU scored the first two points, UWF took over and went on a 7-0 run for a 7-2 lead. The Bulldogs closed to within a point twice before a pair of 3-pointers from Thorpe and junior Shondell Jackson extended the Argos’ lead to 26-18 at the midway point of the half. UWF had made 10 of its first 16 attempts at that point. In the second half, MSU stretched the lead to as many as 33 before the Argos took advantage of three Bulldog miscues in the final two minutes and ended the game on an 8-0 run. Deng’s 11 points were the only other Argonaut player in double figures. Junior transfer Latrell Tidwell contributed seven and freshman Cameron Cox had six. UWF Drops Exhibition To Mississippi State, 87-62 DJ Thorpe and Moter Deng led the Argos with 32 combined points “When we stayed in character and executed we did some good things and played well,” UWF head coach Jeff Burkhamer said. “Coming in, we knew that live-ball turnovers would be a problem because they are so successful in transition. We shot some shots too quickly and it turned into easy baskets for them.” Share
“I feel responsible for her not winning more of these Grade One races,” said jockey Yutaka Take. The 5-year-old mare had failed to finish first in her six previous G1 bids. “To be honest, I thought it would be difficult for her to win the race, but I was able to have a good race with a horse that is near retirement,” added Take. Tico Tico Tac finished in third place while Lady Pastel beat out T.M. Ocean by a nose for a fourth-place finish. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KYOTO – Fourth choice To the Victory held on in a thrilling neck-and-neck finish Sunday to edge second pick Rosebud at the wire to capture the Queen Elizabeth Cup for fillies and mares. To the Victory, who was second at the Dubai World Cup in March this year, chased down race favorite T.M. Ocean over the final furlong along with Tico Tico Tac and Lady Pastel, and managed to hold off a fabulous bid by Rosebud before taking the victory by a nose in a record 2 minutes, 11.2 seconds over the 2,200-meter turf course at Kyoto Racecourse.