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South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enough
South Africa's carbon emission targets not nearly ambitious enoughArticle

To hear President Ramaphosa's address to the Virtual Leaders' Summit on Climate Change, you'd think SA was going "above and beyond" when it comes to...

Robyn Hugo 12 hours ago

Joe Keenan, MD, BME
Are businesses ready to attract tomorrow's investors?Article

Like the mining companies they service, mine suppliers and technology providers should be looking beyond the customer demands of today to remain relevant to the investors of tomorrow...

Joe Keenan 12 hours ago

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Climate change and the mining sector financial sustainability: Risks, responsibilities, and opportunitiesArticle

Building a sustainable future as a mining company requires an understanding of the financial risks and opportunities that climate change poses for the industry...

Riaan Koppeschaar 6 May 2021

Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas traps
Wind and solar power need to be adopted more quickly to avoid fossil gas trapsArticle

Many of Africa's leading economies have yet to harness the potential of wind and solar power, which are now amongst the cheapest forms of new electricity...

5 May 2021

Jon Duncan, head, responsible investment, Old Mutual
Exxaro's move to renewable a sign of progressArticle

Exxaro Resources chief executive, Mxolisi Mgojo, announced in February that his company will join a growing list of international miners divesting from thermal coal assets....

29 Apr 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing
Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managingArticle

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

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Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drillingArticle

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

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More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrongArticle

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 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

Ethiopian protestors march down 42nd Street in New York during a “It’s my Dam” protest on March 11, 2021. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images
Solar and wind power could break the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam deadlockArticle

For several years, political tensions between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have been escalating in a conflict over the near-complete Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (Gerd)...

Sebastian Sterl 19 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal
Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline dealArticle

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assets
Anglo American to shed its SA thermal coal assetsArticle

Anglo American is to transfer its thermal coal assets in South Africa to a new company amid growing pressure from shareholders who want to minimise their exposure to fossil fuels.

8 Apr 2021

Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050
Wind energy needs to triple to reach net zero by 2050Article

With 93GW - a 53 per cent year-on-year increase - of new capacity installed, 2020 was the best year in history for the global wind industry, but...

29 Mar 2021

Karpowership vessel, Kaya Bey
RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissionsArticle

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping
The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shippingArticle

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021

Gas and oil power plants have historically had better success chances than most renewable energy projects. Provided by author via pixabay
Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some timeArticle

The narratives of leapfrogging to new technologies are pervasive when it comes to development in Africa...

3 Mar 2021

Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations
Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculationsArticle

Plastic pollution and climate change are two prominent environmental issues of our time...

Xia Zhu 1 Mar 2021

Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?
Which countries are winning the great electric vehicle race?Article

With the world's automotive industry shifting inexorably to electrified powertrains, which countries are best positioned to adapt to an influx of new electric vehicles?

Ashley Oldfield 26 Feb 2021

Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your business
Thinking of going renewable? Here's how to assess which option is best for your businessArticle

It is no secret that South Africa's energy crisis poses a threat to almost every industry in the country. However, we are past the point of highlighting government...

Deepak John 24 Feb 2021

An aerial view of floating ice taken by a drone launched from Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship in the Arctic Ocean on 15 September 2020. Reuters/Natalie Thomas
It's official, the US is back in the Paris climate clubArticle

The United States officially rejoined the Paris climate agreement on Friday, 19 February, reinvigorating the global fight against climate change...

Valerie Volcovici 19 Feb 2021

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdownsArticle

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy Index
SA needs to cut emissions by 60-75% by 2050 - PwC Net Zero Economy IndexArticle

According to the latest PwC Net Zero Economy Index, a decarbonisation rate of 11.7% per annum is now required to keep...

10 Feb 2021

Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisis
Climate change needs to be treated like the Covid-19 crisisArticle

2019 was the hottest year on record, not only in South Africa, but across the globe. Impacts of this are severe...

Liteboho Makhele 5 Feb 2021

Renewables, energy storage and the future of smart cities
Renewables, energy storage and the future of smart citiesArticle

'Smart cities' are no longer considered to be just a buzzword; they are a topic of constant conversation, and they've already...

Seydou Kane 27 Jan 2021

Tygue Theron, head of business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businessesArticle

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

Gaopalelwe Santswere, executive chairperson, South African Young Nuclear Professionals Society
#BizTrends2021: The future of SA's energy mixArticle

South Africa relies on coal-fired power stations to produce approximately 90% of its electricity. Moving forward, the country's aim should be to reduce this percentage, with a move to greater use of renewable energy sources...

Gaopalelwe Santswere 7 Jan 2021

Ben Brimble, chair, Sawea Policy Working Group
#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerateArticle

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade...

Ben Brimble 6 Jan 2021

AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme
AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programmeArticle

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

28 Dec 2020

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

Four ways microbial fuel cells might revolutionise electricity production in the future
Four ways microbial fuel cells might revolutionise electricity production in the futureArticle

The world population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Given that most of our current energy is generated from fossil fuels, this creates significant challenges...

Godfrey Kyazze 23 Dec 2020

Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape Town
Metals from urban pollution are contaminating the last few old forests in Cape TownArticle

Forests are good for the planet: they purify the air and moderate the climate...

Anne-Liese Naude (Kruger) 15 Dec 2020

2020: A year of pain - and possibility
2020: A year of pain - and possibilityArticle

As the year draws to its long-awaited end, now is the time to find common ground and embrace hope for the future...

Amy Pieterse, Issued by Ginkgo Agency 14 Dec 2020

Firefighters dousing the fire at the Engen oil refinery in Durban, South Africa, in December 2020. GettyImages
Oil refinery blast is one more reason South Africa should take industrial risks seriouslyArticle

A blast at an Engen oil refinery recently rocked the community of Durban South, an industrial basin in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Several employees and community members were treated for smoke inhalation...

Nontobeko Mtshali 11 Dec 2020

We can shape the climate future we want
We can shape the climate future we wantArticle

South Africa's laws and history of public participation give us the tools we need to fight for an equitable and green country...

Amy Giliam 10 Dec 2020

Ghana's Ezekiel Chibeze wins top award honouring grassroots environmental activists
Ghana's Ezekiel Chibeze wins top award honouring grassroots environmental activistsArticle

Ghanaian environmental activist Ezekiel Chibeze has been awarded the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize...

3 Dec 2020

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Overcoming water challenges in agricultureArticle

FAO's The State of Food and Agriculture 2020 takes a new look at water shortages and scarcity in the world...

26 Nov 2020

Kickstarting the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, the big focus of the 2020 Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue
Kickstarting the post-Covid-19 economic recovery, the big focus of the 2020 Southern Africa Europe CEO DialogueArticle

The Southern Africa Europe CEO Dialogue goes online, this year, and will be hosted from Johannesburg in digital format on 26 and 27 November 2020...

Issued by Optimize Agency 24 Nov 2020

How Africa can get more from its minerals
How Africa can get more from its mineralsArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to build a stronger economy that is resilient in the face of future threats...

24 Nov 2020

UCT study examines potential of dimming the sun to limit future 'Day Zero' drought risk
UCT study examines potential of dimming the sun to limit future 'Day Zero' drought riskArticle

According to scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), artificially dimming the sun by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere could help reduce the likelihood of 'Day Zero' level droughts in Cape Town...

19 Nov 2020

Kangnas Wind Farm
Kangnas Wind Farm starts commercial operationArticle

Kangnas Wind Farm is the first wind farm in the government's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) bid window four wind farm to achieve its commercial operations date (COD)...

17 Nov 2020

SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thing
SA fashion is going local, and it's a good thingArticle

Largely due to global supply chain disruptions brought about by Covid-19, more big South African fashion brands are committing to producing fashion at home. What are the implications?...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 16 Nov 2020

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5 key insights into the future of energy for IPPsArticle

It is forecast that the world's installed electrical capacity needs to grow by 80% from 2018 to 2040 to fulfil our increasing need for electricity...

Aytek Yuksel, 16 Nov 2020

Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programme
Ford SA starts Project Blue Oval, a renewable energy programmeArticle

Project Blue Oval is a renewable energy programme for Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria...

13 Nov 2020

Seydou Kane, managing director for South Africa, Eaton
Out of the coal age and into the stor-ageArticle

Fossil fuels accounts for 91.2% of South African generation capacity according to the 2019 Integrated Resource Plan...

Seydou Kane 11 Nov 2020

We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainable
We found a way to turn urine into solid fertiliser - it could make farming more sustainableArticle

If rolled out worldwide, our method could replace a quarter of all the synthetic nitrogen fertiliser used in agriculture...

Prithvi Simha, Björn Vinnerås and Jenna Senecal 10 Nov 2020

Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop it
Global food system emissions alone threaten warming beyond 1.5°C - but we can act now to stop itArticle

Modern agriculture releases lots of different greenhouse gas emissions, each with complex effects on the global climate...

John Lynch 9 Nov 2020

Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare products
Unilever works to eliminate fossil fuels from homecare productsArticle

Consumer goods giant Unilever is investing in technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel-derived chemicals in its homecare products by 2030...

23 Oct 2020

Look local for sustainable fashion
Look local for sustainable fashionArticle

With a third of the population unemployed and consumers trying to cut back on expenses, are local brands making sustainable fashion accessible...

Issued by Lontana Apparel 15 Oct 2020

Elize Botha, managing director, Old Mutual Unit Trusts.
Young activists remind investors that today's actions will determine our tomorrowArticle

This week the annual Desmond Tutu International Peace lecture was delivered virtually amid Covid-19 restrictions on large gatherings. The 10th iteration of the event was poignantly themed around climate change and its real-world impacts, reiterating the call to build anew...

12 Oct 2020

IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery
IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recoveryArticle

A new review of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) most recent economic policy advice for five countries with ongoing coal sector expansions show it is green-lighting fossil fuel expansion...

9 Oct 2020

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