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Developing countries need to chart their own course to net zero emissions

Translating complex climate science into language people understand has always been difficult. At various times, the aim of different climate policies has been holding average global temperature rise to 2°C or 1.5°C

26 Jul 2021

How the rollout of South Africa's renewable energy plan is failing communities

South Africa's over-reliance on coal-fired power plants places the country among the world's top carbon emitters and does huge damage to the health of its citizens...

By Zoheb Khan 23 Jul 2021

How local content in the renewable energy value chain can boost the economy

The wind power industry is expected to drive an estimated R40bn of investment each year for the next 10 years, with a fairly large portion of this coming from economic benefits of stimulating the local value chain...

21 Jul 2021

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

South Korean toilet turns excrement into power and digital currency

Using a toilet can pay for your coffee or buy you bananas at a university in South Korea where human waste is being used to help power a building...

By Minwoo Park and Daewoung Kim 9 Jul 2021

Tunisia pushing UN action on Ethiopia dam, Ethiopia opposed

Tunisia has proposed the UN Security Council push for a binding agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the operation of a giant hydropower dam within six months...

By Michelle Nichols 8 Jul 2021

It'll take more than a flick of a switch, but SA's energy future looks promising

Prior to President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on 10 June, private power suppliers had to obtain a licence from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) for generating power of more than 1MW...

By Bridgett Majola & Gavin Noeth 7 Jul 2021

More individuals investing in energy efficient homes

Throughout the years, life as we know it has been through many evolutions, each of which has been designed and intended to completely transform the way that we live our lives and how we impact on the planet around us...

By Craig Lebrau, Issued by Lebrau Press 7 Jul 2021

UN urges Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan to recommit to dam talks

The United Nations called on Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on Tuesday, 6 July, to recommit to talks on the operation of a giant hydropower dam...

By Doyinsola Oladipo 7 Jul 2021

Egypt notified that Ethiopia has resumed filling of giant dam

Egypt's irrigation minister said on Monday, 5 July, he had received official notice from Ethiopia that it had begun filling the reservoir behind its giant hydropower dam...

By Momen Saeed Atallah, Omar Fahmy and Nafisa Eltahir 6 Jul 2021

Botswana issues licence for first large scale solar power plant

The Botswana energy regulator has granted a generation licence for a 100MW solar project to local firm Shumba Energy...

6 Jul 2021

UN Security Council to meet on Ethiopia dam

The United Nations Security Council plans to meet to discuss a dispute between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt over a giant dam built by Ethiopia on the Blue Nile...

By Michelle Nichols 2 Jul 2021

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