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Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023
Nespresso commits to carbon neutral coffee by 2023Article

Nespresso has been carbon neutral across its business operations since 2017, and now commits to achieving full carbon neutrality across its supply chain and product life cycle...

2 days ago

Mike Adsetts, deputy chief investment office, Momentum Investments
A systematic approach to ESG investing imperative to manage costly trade offsArticle

With Covid-19 having accelerated the need for socio-economic development, sustainability and societal impact continue to gain traction and recognition among the investment management and investor communities alike...

2 days ago

Zuneid Yousuf, chairman, African Green Resources.
Why the mining sector is vital to green industryArticle

Back in May 2019, the World Bank launched its Climate-Smart Mining initiative. It was the first fund dedicated to making mining for minerals climate-smart and sustainable...

Zuneid Yousuf 3 days ago

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected
New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expectedArticle

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into action
Large infrastructure projects - galvanising government into actionArticle

South Africa is facing a recession of enormous proportions following the Covid-19 health crisis which exacerbated our existing economic woes. Infrastructure-led economic growth is generally considered to be a very effective way...

Charles Marais 15 Sep 2020

Ntonbifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Energy developments bode well for renewablesArticle

While the country continues to struggle with the crippling effects of prolonged load shedding, recent indicators point to a light at the end of the tunnel that is lit by renewable energy...

14 Sep 2020

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe
Nersa notice paves way for 11,813MW new energy procurementArticle

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has issued a second concurrence to a Section 34 Ministerial Determination, which paves the way to procure 11,813MW of new electricity capacity...

11 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt
How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debtArticle

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

Kgaugelo Maphai launches Matrix Communication Group
Kgaugelo Maphai launches Matrix Communication GroupArticle

Former MD of The MediaShop (JHB), Kgaugelo Maphai has launched integrated marketing and communications holding company, Matrix Communication Group (Matrix Group)...

3 Sep 2020

Paul Nel, energy lead, Zutari
Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South AfricaArticle

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

Michael Ridley
Green and social bonds in the light of Covid-19Article

In 2019, 479 green bonds were issued by companies, governments and financial organisations, up from 382 in 2018...

Michael Ridley 2 Sep 2020

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86MW Droogfontein 2 Solar Park begins full operationArticle

The Droogfontein 2 Solar Park situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and commercial operation...

2 Sep 2020

Katherine Persson, Mamoso May, Hlengiwe Radebe and Wendy Parsons
#WomensMonth: Grab the opportunities of a new industryArticle

The renewable energy field is relatively young and presents great opportunities for women to take up spaces in numerous roles within the industry - from development to technical and even operations management...

31 Aug 2020

How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in Africa
How optimal water use can support food security, reduce waste in AfricaArticle

While wastewater reuse presents a sustainable solution in supporting food security amid looming water shortages, the infrastructure costs present a barrier to widespread adoption in South Africa...

27 Aug 2020

Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings
Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy HoldingsArticle

Stanlib Infrastructure Investments has acquired a 10% equity stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings, a R1.8bn privately owned renewable energy developer...

25 Aug 2020

5 leadership lessons from women changing the narrative
5 leadership lessons from women changing the narrativeArticle

To celebrate Women's Month, at icandi CQ we decided to stop and pay attention to the leadership lessons women have taught us...

Issued by icandi CQ 21 Aug 2020

Topollo Mohlotsane
#WomensMonth: Costs and climate change response enhance growth in RE spaceArticle

With the decreasing costs of the renewable energy technologies, the industry is growing at an rapid rate and these technologies are of late considered the least-cost option in the power sector....

Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2020

Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutions
Tetra Pak reacts to demand for sustainable packaging solutionsArticle

Tetra Pak Southern Africa continues to adapt its value chain to support the circular economy and meet growing demand for sustainable packaging from retailers and food and beverage producers...

20 Aug 2020

Covid-19 heats up energy transition in Africa
Covid-19 heats up energy transition in AfricaArticle

Covid-19 has amplified the existential crisis facing the fossil fuel industries, and has potentially accelerated the global transition to cleaner energies, with far-reaching consequences for economies in sub-Saharan Africa...

18 Aug 2020

Linda Mashiri
#WomensMonth: Women have to prove themselves in the engineering field, says Linda MashiriArticle

The world is going green. Solar energy is now the way to go for affordable electricity and even those without access to the utility grid, says Linda Mashiri, a solar design engineer at IMPower.

Nicci Botha 17 Aug 2020

Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transition
Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transitionArticle

Despite the dramatic consequences Covid-19 is having on the global economy, the energy transition will be accelerated by several years as trillions of dollars are expected to flow through economic relief packages...

14 Aug 2020

Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipation
Green economy recovery: Women leading their emancipationArticle

On the 9th of August 1956, courageous women of South Africa decided they had experienced enough oppression and exclusion in the economy, which subjected them to living in abject poverty...

Bonani Madikizela 13 Aug 2020

New guide, Getting to Zero, launched on developing net zero carbon buildings
New guide, Getting to Zero, launched on developing net zero carbon buildingsArticle

A new guide has been launched for professional teams considering developing net zero carbon buildings...

7 Aug 2020

Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South Africa
Rebuilding the humanitarian ecosystem in South AfricaArticle

When the dust settles, the humanitarian sector will need to take strategic steps to restore and strengthen its capacity to contribute effectively to a post-Covid world...

Reana Rossouw, Issued by Next Generation 7 Aug 2020

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Digitalisation and Africa's renewable energy sector post-CovidArticle

Clean energy and the innovative technologies that accompany it, represent a critical catalyst for the continent's economic recovery from the Covid pandemic, ultimately making a prominent mark on Africa's energy sector in a post-Covid world...

4 Aug 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision
Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decisionArticle

A recommendation by department officials on whether to uphold appeals against a massive wind farm project proposed for the West Coast Peninsula was due to have landed on the desk of...

John Yeld 31 Jul 2020

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Energy isn't just electricity - the common mistake obscuring the mammoth task of decarbonisationArticle

One of the first things I teach students is the difference between energy and electricity. Electricity is a particular form of energy, but often the two words are used interchangeably...

George Loumakis 31 Jul 2020

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R2m grant for SU renewable energy research centreArticle

A R2m grant from a UK body will contribute substantially to building a strong community of African renewable energy researchers to build the sector and address socioeconomic challenges on the continent...

30 Jul 2020

Make your instore operations a unique shopper experience with Marin's
Make your instore operations a unique shopper experience with Marin'sArticle

Thanks to a network of more than 100 countries and more than 25 production sites, Marin's is able to provide in-store marketing solutions all around the world, with an R&D process comprising everything from brief, simulation and manufacturing, to delivery and monitoring...

Issued by Marin's Southern Africa 29 Jul 2020

Niveshen Govender, chief operating officer, Sapvia.
Solar energy body responds to Mantashe's budget speechArticle

There is no need to go back to the drawing board. Players in the renewables sector are ready to implement new generation capacity and get bid window 5 of the REIPPPP underway...

28 Jul 2020

Ntombifuthi Ntuli, CEO, Sawea
Renewable energy sector engages with DMREArticle

Energy sector stakeholders recently met with Minister Gwede Mantashe, in what is viewed as a significant step towards the sector forging a positive relationship with the DMRE based on trust and improved communications...

27 Jul 2020

The hydropower potential at the Grand Inga site on the Congo River, the largest remaining untapped hydropower potential in the world.
Why wind and solar would offer the DRC and South Africa better energy deals than Inga 3Article

Seven years ago the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) proposed the Inga 3 - a 4.8GW hydropower project on the Congo River - with great fanfare...

Grace C Wu & Ranjit Deshmukh 24 Jul 2020

Dr Godfrey Gandawa, special scientific advisor, Mixcorp
Powering mining with renewable energyArticle

The 56MW Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project, launched in May 2020, is set to provide Australia's mining industry with up to 50% more renewable energy.

23 Jul 2020

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Covid-19 crisis highlights the need for renewable energy systems and a bigger role for renewablesArticle

Covid-19 has led to a global decline in electricity demand as commercial and industrial activity slows and people work from home...

22 Jul 2020

Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign players
Africa's distributed renewable energy sector still dominated by foreign playersArticle

The distributed renewable energy sector in Africa has grown rapidly since 2013, but it has so far failed to include locally-owned companies and initiatives...

21 Jul 2020

Noblesfontein Wind Farm. Image Azari Group
SA joins global trend of refinancing IPPsArticle

While refinancing independent power producers (IPPs) project is unchartered territory in South Africa, it is emerging as a global trend...

17 Jul 2020

De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transition
De-risking investments to boost Africa's renewable energy transitionArticle

Africa has experienced a decade of positive socio-economic growth, supported by a continued progress of electricity access that finally outpaced population growth between 2014 and 2018...

16 Jul 2020

Toufik Khitous, business development manager for North Africa, Wärtsilä Energy Business
How Egypt banks on renewables to meet expected surge of energy demandArticle

To meet its soaring demand for energy, Egypt is turning to renewable sources. Its targets, if accomplished, will see it become a pioneer in the African energy landscape. But are the plans realistic?

Toufik Khitous 15 Jul 2020

Boitumelo Kiepile, head of regulatory affairs, Enel.
The role of renewable energy in a post Covid-19 economic recoveryArticle

For the past few months, the world has been feeling the impact of Covid-19 and, with many countries under lockdown, the economic ramifications have already been serious...

Boitumelo Kiepile 13 Jul 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

African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job market
African Energy Chamber launches portal to boost job marketArticle

In order to maximize the saving of local jobs and assist in the recovery of African energy markets after the Covid-19 crisis, the African Energy Chamber and its partners have launched a free-access jobs portal for trained and qualified African workforce...

9 Jul 2020

Report proposes an alternative plan for SA's energy transformation
Report proposes an alternative plan for SA's energy transformationArticle

The words "Eskom", "publicly owned", and "energy monopoly" have become expletives in their own right in South Africa's energy debate...

9 Jul 2020

Chris Yelland
Renewables investors and municipalities must give ground to resolves SA's electricity crisisArticle

At a recent European Union-facilitated webinar into the generation of electricity by private sector and individuals, which I moderated, many attendees lamented the charges that municipalities levy on individuals and businesses that had, or were interested in, generating their own electricity. ..

Chris Yelland 6 Jul 2020

Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in Zimbabwe
Why rural electrification won't fix deforestation in ZimbabweArticle

Reliance on biomass such as fuelwood for energy in rural areas has a strong bearing on Zimbabwe's environment...

Ellen Fungisai Chipango 3 Jul 2020

Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in Gauteng
Growthpoint, Serra achieve first Green Star EBP Industrial rating in GautengArticle

Growthpoint and Serra Services recently achieved a five-star Green Star Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating for an industrial building in Gauteng - a first for the province...

2 Jul 2020

Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sector
Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sectorArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt another harsh blow South Africa's already untenable youth unemployment rate, which reached 58.1% in the last quarter of 2019.

2 Jul 2020

South Africa can’t afford new nuclear infrastructure with state funds in these times of budget shortfalls and ballooning debt. GettyImages
Interpreting the South African government's mixed messages on nuclear powerArticle

On 14 June the South African Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy issued a controversial statement initiating a process that could lead to the construction of new nuclear power station...

Hartmut Winkler 2 Jul 2020

Marubini Raphulu, CEO, Hulisani
Wind and hydrogen have the power to drive exports marketArticle

South Africa can lay the foundations for a new power export market by coupling its renewable energy economic stimulus to non-electricity prospects..

1 Jul 2020

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