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Ethiopia Spearheads Green Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa

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December 5, 2013
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Ethiopia's northern Tigray region is home to sub-Saharan Africa's largest wind farm, a symbol of the country's commitment to pioneering green energy projects as it seeks to boost its economy by exporting power to its neighbours.


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Deutsche Welle (June 24, 2013) — Egypt is casting worried looks towards the south. Ethiopia is currently building the biggest dam in Africa on the Blue Nile River, close to the border with Sudan. The plan is to use the river's vast masses of water to create energy.That could cause water shortages further up the river in Egypt, but Ethiopia says it needs to use its resources to help economic growth and attract foreign investors.
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Howdini (Oct. 13, 2011) — If you're not using green cleaning products, chances are pretty good you're exposing your family to harsh chemicals. But it's easy to green up as you clean up. Patty Kim from The Green Guide shows us tips to go green with house cleaning products.
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Huge Dam in Ethiopia Could Destroy Kenyan Lake

Huge Dam in Ethiopia Could Destroy Kenyan Lake

AFP (June 8, 2012) — A massive dam on the Omo river in Ethiopia will provide clean, green electricity for countries across East Africa, but at what cost? There are fears disrupting the flow of the river will have a huge impact on Lake Turkana in neighboring Kenya, where thousands of people live off the lake.
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Germany Goes Greener, at a Cost

Germany Goes Greener, at a Cost

Reuters - Business Video Online (Apr. 8, 2014) — Germany is reforming its renewable energy law in a bid to stop costs rising so quickly, as it makes the transition from nuclear and fossil fuels to green energy, which accounts for 25 percent of Germany's electricity. As Joanna Partridge reports it will force new investors in green power to take some risk. Video provided by Reuters
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