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Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in Zimbabwe
Why renewable energy won't end energy poverty in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries that hopes renewable energy technologies will help to address their energy problems...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 30 Apr 2021

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Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG projectArticle

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approachArticle

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

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Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?Article

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

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Safeguarding LNG operations in MozambiqueArticle

With substantial offshore gas discoveries of over 100-trillion cubic feet, Mozambique has seen an influx in foreign investment in its liquified natural gas (LNG) developments...

Charnè Hundermark 20 Feb 2021

New analysis shows major cities on track to meet 1.5°C target of Paris Agreement
New analysis shows major cities on track to meet 1.5°C target of Paris AgreementArticle

The latest analysis from C40 Cities of climate action plans from 54 cities, representing more than 200 million residents - including Johannesburg, has confirmed that they will deliver their fair share of greenhouse gas emission reductions...

22 Dec 2020

Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions
Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitionsArticle

Spurred on by the Covid-19 global pandemic, the world is finally galvanising its commitment to move towards a green and sustainable future by mid-century, and the global energy transition is the cornerstone of this new world...

12 Nov 2020

Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth
Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growthArticle

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

NJ Ayuk, executive chairman, African Energy Chamber
LNG projects could transform Mozambique - if Western environmentalists don't interfereArticle

When Anadarko Petroleum Corp. confirmed last year it would be constructing a $20bn liquified natural gas (LNG) plant in Mozambique, this was major news...

NJ Ayuk 21 Sep 2020

NJ Ayuk
Don't dismiss Africa's voice in the energy debateArticle

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19's devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it...

NJ Ayuk 24 Jun 2020

How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in Zimbabwe
How politics and poverty affect electricity provision in ZimbabweArticle

Zimbabwe's economic challenges are numerous, but one of the most pressing is electricity scarcity. Around 40% of the country's population has access to electricity...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 15 Jan 2020

Why the outlook for fixing Nigeria's energy crisis isn't good
Why the outlook for fixing Nigeria's energy crisis isn't goodArticle

Nigeria returned to democracy in 1999. But it took another 16 years for power to change hands, with the All Progressive Congress clinching the office of the presidency in 2015...

Nnaemeka Vincent Emodi 30 Dec 2019

John Defterios
India's energy challengeArticle

It is big, fast growing, with a young population and a middle class that is nearly as big as the entire US population...

John Defterios 10 Jul 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor
Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poorArticle

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy poverty
UCT GSB professor joins prestigious global initiative to end energy povertyArticle

Professor Anton Eberhard has been appointed to the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty, which will be launched officially at the UN General Assembly in New York in September...

Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 17 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

Developing the skills for Africa's energy boom
Developing the skills for Africa's energy boomArticle

According to The World Bank Energy project portfolio, there are currently 48 projects lined up for Africa, totalling $3bn, which will create jobs and an associated need to develop skills to match these positions...

30 Jan 2019

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals
Not enough being invested to meet energy goalsArticle

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

Community solar innovation recognised during 2018 SEED SA Symposium
Community solar innovation recognised during 2018 SEED SA SymposiumArticle

The winners of the Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017 were announced on Thursday, 15 March, during the 2018 SEED South Africa Symposium in Pretoria...

16 Mar 2018

Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy poverty
Empowering the powerless: Let's end energy povertyArticle

"Power to the people," the activists chanted in the 1960s. The revolutionaries of yesteryear never dreamed of the scientific and technological innovations that could light up distant shelters and communities in the darkest corners of Earth...

Jatin Nathwani 31 Jan 2018

US Ambassador Deborah Malac, Power Africa coordinator Andrew Herscowitz, and Irene Muloni, minister of energy and mineral development, award CEO of CODE Uganda.
2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda winners announcedArticle

The US African Development Foundation (USADF), in collaboration with partners Power Africa and GE, recently announced the winners of the 2017 Women in Energy Challenge in Uganda...

23 Aug 2017

Marius Oosthuizen, lecturer: strategic foresight (leadership, strategy & ethics) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
#AUW2017: Trends shaping the future of utilitiesArticle

Marius Oosthuizen, a lecturer in strategic foresight at GIBS, unpacked some of the trends shaping the future of utilities...

Sindy Peters 23 May 2017

Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goals
Three keystones in reaching Africa's energy goalsArticle

Overcoming energy poverty is still one of the greatest challenges facing Africa...

Fola Esan 6 Dec 2016

The Spark
Making music and electricity with new Spark inventionArticle

Social entrepreneurs, like musician Sudha Kheterpal and the Spark electricity-generating musical instrument, are bringing the universal electrification goal closer...

14 Jul 2016

Eddie O'Connor
Mainstream signs landmark Africa clean energy equity funding dealArticle

A global renewable energy developer has signed a $117,5m equity investment to accelerate the build-out of megawatts of wind and solar plants across Africa...

23 Jun 2016

Towards a positive legacy
Towards a positive legacyArticle

Jobs are declining in the mining sector, but energy projects require employment while mine land rehabilitation can unlock land value...

Danette Breitenbach 22 Mar 2016

How Africa could leapfrog fossil fuels to clean energy
How Africa could leapfrog fossil fuels to clean energyArticle

Across Africa the potential is ripe for a clean energy revolution...

Georges Alexandre Lenferna 2 Mar 2016

Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into law
Obama signs Africa electricity initiative into lawArticle

President Barack Obama signed into law Monday, 8 February, a measure aimed at expanding electricity to millions of households in sub-Saharan Africa, a measure supporters say will save lives and accelerate growth on the continent...

9 Feb 2016

China-Africa cooperation agreement welcomed by WWF
China-Africa cooperation agreement welcomed by WWFArticle

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has welcomed the announcement that China and Africa are to join hands in the fight against the illegal trade of fauna and flora products...

17 Dec 2015

Pricing method of LPG needs to be addressed
Pricing method of LPG needs to be addressedArticle

If the 'disconnect' between the international price of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and the local price can be removed, there is no reason why prices cannot come down significantly to help address South Africa's energy poverty issues...

30 Oct 2015

SAIREC: the importance of renewable energy
SAIREC: the importance of renewable energyArticle

Over 3,500 delegates from 82 countries gathered in Cape Town for the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC), which took place from 4 to 7 October...

Priya Pitamber 8 Oct 2015

Minister announces 10 small-scale IPPs
Minister announces 10 small-scale IPPsArticle

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced the ten preferred bidders in the department's Small Projects Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers (IPPs) Programme...

6 Oct 2015

Winners of 2015 Climate Solver Awards announced
Winners of 2015 Climate Solver Awards announcedArticle

MellowCabs, Findmyway and Eco MC2 have been named winners of WWF South Africa's 2015 Climate Solver Awards in recognition of innovations that reduce carbon emissions or boost access to energy...

22 Apr 2015

LPG a cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply
LPG a cost-effective alternative to conventional power supplyArticle

LPG is a safe, reliable and cost-effective alternative to conventional power supply yet only 3% of South Africans are currently using it as an additional source of energy...

Atose Aguele 26 Nov 2014

SA electricity pricing paralysing the poor
SA electricity pricing paralysing the poorArticle

The electricity sector in South Africa has been in a state of disruption over the last few years. The country's power utility company, Eskom, has been under scrutiny for several reasons.

Thembie Chehore 22 Sep 2014

Greg Nott
The changing face of power in AfricaArticle

Africa's energy landscape is rapidly changing. New gas and oil finds in countries outside the traditional resources footprint in North and West Africa have fuelled a flurry of activity among energy investors from Europe, China and India.

Greg Nott 10 Jul 2013

World Energy Council report urges action on "energy trilemma"
World Energy Council report urges action on "energy trilemma"Article

The third edition of the "2011 Assessment of Country Energy and Climate Policies", published by the World Energy Council, says that: focusing exclusively on reducing greenhouse gas emissions is not sustainable; free-market solutions alone can't deliver sustainability; and only vision-led and coherent energy policies that address the "energy trilemma" will gain public acceptance and investors' trust to deliver a sustainable energy future.

21 Nov 2011

LPGas for African developmentArticle

During her opening address at the 20th World Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPGas) Forum being held in Cape Town, Minister of Minerals and Energy Buyelwa Sonjica said the theme of the forum, 'LPGas for African development', was very appropriate, as it can be used to alleviate energy poverty and promote development in Africa.

26 Oct 2007

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