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Kieran Whyte, partner and head of the energy, mining and infrastructure practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg,
South Africa's green hydrogen potentialArticle

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

Bill Winters, group chief executive of Standard Chartered
Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transitionArticle

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

Minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy
Transitioning away from coalArticle

In an effort to move away from using coal to produce power, South Africa has embarked on a process of repurposing retiring coal power plants by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) and batteries...

25 Mar 2021

Path to a net-zero carbon emission SA requires visualisation, commitment
Path to a net-zero carbon emission SA requires visualisation, commitmentArticle

Reaching our goal of net-zero emissions requires urgent change and innovation across multiple industries...

Eckart Zollner 24 Dec 2020

Eckart Zollner, head of business development, EDS Systems
SA's pursuit of net-zero carbon emission requires visualisation and commitmentArticle

Energy production and usage accounts for nearly three-quarters of global emission, therefore attaining net-zero emissions requires urgent change and innovation across multiple industries.

Eckart Zollner 30 Nov 2020

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Negotiating a just transition from coalArticle

It has been over three years since Eskom announced the imminent closure of five of its coal-fired power stations...

10 Jul 2020

Mongezi Veti, executive head:sustainability, Exxaro
Towards a sustainable low-carbon futureArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken us back to a time where the world didn't have poor air quality and greenhouse gases. As countries worldwide went into lockdown, a noticeable difference in our environment began to emerge.

Mongezi Veti 25 Jun 2020

Dr Angela Wilkinson, secretary general of the World Energy Council
Are we heading for a modern jazz, unfinished symphony or hard rock energy transition?Article

There is no one-size-fits-all solution with energy transition, but we also don't need to reinvent the wheel every time, says Dr Angela Wilkinson, the World Energy Council (WEC) secretary general and CEO...

Nicci Botha 9 Mar 2020

Janine Espin
As IPP construction draws to a close, it's important to keep the bigger picture in mindArticle

As construction of South Africa's latest round of renewable energy facilities being built by the Independent Power Producers (IPPs) nears completion, the energy sector is on the cusp of an exciting period of possibility...

Janine Espin, 18 Nov 2019

SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industry
SA cement producers apply for safeguards as imports undercut local industryArticle

The Concrete Institute (TCI) has applied to the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) of South Africa to investigate the surge in imports of cement at low prices...

15 Aug 2019

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energyArticle

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature
To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for NatureArticle

Earth's cornucopia of life has evolved over 550 million years. Along the way, five mass extinction events have caused serious setbacks to life on our planet...

Greg Asner 2 May 2019

The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economies
The case for coal as the most secure energy fuel for emerging market economiesArticle

So much of the world's growth over the past 200 years has been due to the discovery and ever-increasing use of affordable energy derived from fossil fuels led by coal, followed by oil, and natural gas...

Alan M Clegg 5 Apr 2019

If citizens think they’ll personally and financially benefit from a carbon tax, maybe politicians would take action.
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Want citizens to care about climate change? Write them a chequeArticle

Climate scientists insist in a recent report that fundamental changes in how energy is consumed and supplied are urgently required to avoid serious damage to life and property...

Abhishek Kar & Hisham Zerriffi 3 Jan 2019

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom
SA increasing efforts on climate changeArticle

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom...

13 Dec 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax BillArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

Lesley Jeffrey, principal geologist (coal), SRK Consulting (SA)
SA's energy economy must look ahead to replace coal jobsArticle

As South Africa's largest mining contributor to gross domestic product, the coal sector may be facing considerable job losses as the country's latest energy plan looks to cleaner power generation options...

1 Nov 2018

What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperatures
What southern Africa needs to do to manage rising temperaturesArticle

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released a special report outlining what would need to be done to keep the world from warming up by more than 1.5°C...

Professor Bob Scholes 15 Oct 2018

Global survey reveals directors' top concerns
Global survey reveals directors' top concernsArticle

Findings from the inaugural Global Director Survey show poverty and income inequality as the top concern for directors around the world, closely followed by taxation and government spending, and the cost of healthcare...

19 Sep 2018

By MichaelisScientists, CC BY-SA 4.0,
There's more to the plastic pollution crisis than just carrier bagsArticle

The focus for this year's World Environmental Day and Oceans Day is on plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean...

Dr Nonhlanhla Kalabaila 5 Jun 2018

The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sector
The ongoing collision between tech and the transport and logistics sectorArticle

Transport and logistics is fast gaining prominence as a sector to watch globally. Increased intercontinental trade has meant increased connection across different size economies...

Mandisa Maketa 7 Feb 2018

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Investors turn against fossil fuels at Paris climate summitArticle

Major investors vowed Tuesday, 12 December, to move away from Earth-warming fossil fuels as world leaders met in Paris seeking to unlock new cash to save humanity from climate "doom"...

13 Dec 2017

Colin Logan, technical executive for GIBB’s dams, hydropower and underground works services sector
It's time to have an honest conversation about energyArticle

It is critical that the energy mix is carefully blended by policymakers to ensure a sustainable economy...

Colin Logan 18 Oct 2017

Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says US research
Agriculture a culprit in global warming, says US researchArticle

Agriculture has contributed nearly as much to climate change as deforestation by intensifying global warming, according to US research that has quantified the amount of carbon taken from the soil by farming...

Ellen Wulfhorst 25 Aug 2017

Africa shows rising interest in green building design
Africa shows rising interest in green building designArticle

The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative attributed 30% of annual carbon emissions to the global building sector...

Alison Groves 12 Jul 2017

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Crowding the private sector into Africa's climate actionArticle

It is in the enlightened self-interest of the African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa's climate action, says Chinedu Moghalu...

Chinedu Moghalu 22 Dec 2016

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