AfDB Approves $1m Ugandan Biomass Plant

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $1 million grant to support Earth Energy Limited for the development of a 20MW biomass power plant in northern Uganda, the Monitor reported.

AfDB resident representative in Uganda, Jeremiah Mutonga, said this development is not only targeted at increasing power supply but also to mitigate climate change due to deforestation.

Speaking during the signing of the grant in Kampala on Monday, Mutonga highlighted that the use of renewable energy will help in reducing the effects of climate change.

"Promoting renewables means providing secure and clean energy supply while supporting economic growth and economic development at large without destroying the environment like deforestation which is causing rapid climatic change being experienced at the moment in Uganda," he said.

David Cornwell


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