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  • THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN POWER AND ENERGY

    By Ombajo Vincent Gedion The confusion surrounding these two words cannot be gainsaid. In fact, the confusion also reigns within professional circles of engineers, scientists and technicians. And when the two words are in the vicinity of each other, for instance in a sentence, the mix-up doubles even more. Energy…

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  • Wind Energy in Kenya – Not blowing us away?

    It goes without saying that the Turkana wind power project will do a lot of good for the Kenyan power situation. With the power to add 310 megawatts to the national grid, this project will account for 13% of Kenya’s power supply. Plagued by a variety of setbacks, it is…

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  • ENERGY AND FOOD SECURITY

    Ever thought of a relationship between energy and food security? Well the two are interlinked and have considerable impacts on the human livelihood and development. But what is Energy Security? The United Nations puts it as “access to clean, reliable and affordable energy services for cooking and heating, lighting, communications…

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  • Can Water Use Also Be More Efficient?

    By Ombajo  V Gedion Of all the resources that seem to have long been forgotten, water leads the pack. Rarely do we hear of its conservation or efficient use being championed. Throughout history, water has been inexpensive to a larger extent and has also been greatly perceived to be plenteous.…

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  • The Dangers of Commoditizing Compressors

    Compressed air is one of the most misunderstood utilities in industry. Case in point – yesterday I overheard a conversation at a hardware shop between a customer and a sales person. Customer – “I would like a compressor, 200 liters.” (Attendant checks to see if such a compressor was available…

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  • Creating Energy Efficiency Awareness – My Experience

    By Monica Ngage. I have just started working at an energy consultancy firm. One of our missions is to create energy efficiency awareness in order to empower people to be more conscious about how they use energy and to make wise decisions. There’s a chart on the wall in our…

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