Namibian President Hage Geingob has made a compelling call to world leaders, urging them to invest billions in Namibia’s green hydrogen initiative and the requisite infrastructure during the global renewables and energy efficiency pledge at the 28th Conference of the Parties (COP28) in Dubai.
Namibia, a nation blessed with abundant renewable resources, has embarked on an audacious $20 billion green hydrogen project, backed by the European Union (EU). While the project promises economic revitalization and environmental sustainability, recent investigations have raised concerns about its potential impact on nature and local livelihoods.
Namibia is set to become a key player in the green hydrogen landscape as Germany’s Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und-prüfung (BAM) announces plans for a green hydrogen pilot plant and refueling station near Walvis Bay.
The European Commission’s ambitious plan for a €1 billion green hydrogen and raw materials partnership with Namibia is facing uncertainty as the southern African nation refrained from signing the multicountry “Samoa Agreement.”
Namibia is on the cusp of an energy revolution, as the Environmental Investment Fund (EIF) embarks on a groundbreaking project that could reshape the nation’s energy landscape.
In recent years, green hydrogen has staged a remarkable comeback and is emerging as a linchpin in the pursuit of a climate-neutral economy. It promises to play a pivotal role, particularly in addressing emissions in challenging sectors such as transport, heating, and heavy industry, and offers a solution for inter-seasonal energy storage. This resurgence of green hydrogen, driven by both energy security and decarbonization imperatives, is now not only fostering economic opportunities but also birthing a new era of EU-Africa relations.
European Union and Namibia have officially endorsed a strategic partnership roadmap for sustainable raw materials and renewable hydrogen.
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Africa has witnessed the commencement of construction for Cleanergy Solutions Namibia, the continent’s first green hydrogen facility. Nestled in the coastal city of Walvis Bay, this groundbreaking project represents a monumental leap in Africa’s energy landscape.
In Southern Africa, a group of financiers is leading the charge to raise over US$1 billion for the development of green hydrogen projects in South Africa and Namibia.