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    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    Register for free business-to-business webinar, 24 March 2021

    Bizcommunity is proud to announce a media partnership with Success by Design in their forthcoming free webinar, titled 'B2B in Africa for Africa', taking place on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 at 12-12.40pm...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 5 Mar 2021

    Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions

    In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank...

    By Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe 26 Feb 2021

    Why being endowed with oil is not always a boon: the case of Nigeria and Angola

    In countries with weak governance institutions, natural resource wealth tends to be a curse instead of a blessing...

    By Ross Harvey 18 Feb 2021

    Solar panels in Sahara could boost renewable energy but damage the global climate - here's why

    In a bid to ditch fossil fuels, some countries are considering carpeting deserts with solar panels...

    By Zhengyao Lu and Benjamin Smith 12 Feb 2021

    Keeping an eye on Biden's plans for Africa

    President Joe Biden has been sworn into office, ushering in a new administration, new foreign policy and a new approach to US trade and investment in Africa...

    22 Jan 2021

    AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

    31 Dec 2020

    Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

    South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

    By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

    AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

    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

    West African solar startup secures $8.5m

    Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

    By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

    Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

    Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

    RSA-EU strategic partnership encourages and supports green economic recovery

    Ambassador Riina Kionka, the head of the delegation of the European Union to South Africa, Ambassador Martin Schäfer, the German ambassador to SA, and Ambassador Aurélien Lechevallier, the French ambassador to SA, discuss the importance of investing in a green recovery for South Africa as well as the EU's projects in South Africa...

    Issued by GreenCape 14 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

    14 Dec 2020

    Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

    Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

    3 Dec 2020

    The role of blockchain in Africa's energy transition

    Blockchain is expected to play an essential role as African countries transition towards a distributed, digitised, and decentralised power system...

    19 Nov 2020

    Covid-19 has accelerated the pace of energy transitions

    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

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

    By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

    Walking the ESG talk in the Nigerian mining industry

    In recent years, environmental, social and governance (ESG) drivers in the Nigerian mining industry have become essential in response to the Nigerian government's minimum standards and investor pressure...

    16 Oct 2020

    Getting real about virtual events

    2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

    Business as usual in post-pandemic recovery will only reinforce economic hardship

    Africa's low level of economic diversification is a leading factor in the continent's economic fragility. Further, the Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the risks of countries' over-dependence on a single natural resource such as oil...

    By Njuguna Ndung'u 28 Sep 2020

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