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Africa on the cusp of a new energy paradigm - Kearney paper
Africa on the cusp of a new energy paradigm - Kearney paper

According to a recently published white paper from Kearney, A new energy path to viability for African utilities, Africa is on the cusp of a transition into a new energy...

12 Oct 2021

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research
Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive...

By Siddharth Joshi, James Glynn and Shivika Mittal 12 Oct 2021

Global Wind Energy Council launches Africa WindPower
Global Wind Energy Council launches Africa WindPower

In order to accelerate Africa's energy transition, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has launched Africa WindPower (AWP), a regional body representing..

6 Oct 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"...

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

Source: © AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi Gold Mine
Obuasi underground ore mining resumes

Following the voluntary suspension of underground mining activities at Obuasi underground ore mining is expected to resume by mid-October...

30 Sep 2021

Uranium: what the explosion in prices means for the nuclear industry
Uranium: what the explosion in prices means for the nuclear industry

It is a year since Horizon Nuclear Power, a company owned by Hitachi, confirmed it was pulling out of building the £20bn Wylfa nuclear power plant...

By Edward Thomas Jones, Danial Hemmings, Simon Middleburgh 27 Sep 2021

Align your brand with cutting edge trends
Align your brand with cutting edge trends

Now in its 17th year, Bizcommunity's BizTrends is a highlight of the business calendar, a go-to source for South African, Pan-African and global business trends...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2021

How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape
How IPPs can be effectively leveraged in the African power generation landscape

South African businesses which have endured on-off rolling blackouts for the past 12 years are not alone in their power supply woes...

By Shamilah Grimwood-Norley 15 Sep 2021

NGOs seek to halt proposed mining activities in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park

A coalition of NGOs is calling on Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema to halt the proposed copper mine in Zambia's Lower Zambezi National Park...

6 Sep 2021

Use of leaded petrol eliminated in 'milestone' for health and environment, UN says

Leaded petrol has been eliminated after the world's last remaining stocks were used up last month, the UN's Environment Programme (Unep) said on Monday, 30 August...

By Emma Rumney 31 Aug 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group
August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Electricity is vital for improving the quality of life of many in rural sub-Saharan Africa.
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Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal
UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

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How mining survived the pandemic

Mining is one of Africa's most important industries. It has contributed significantly to economic growth, has been instrumental in the development of infrastructure and is a major driver for improved socioeconomic indicators ...

By Yaa Agyare-Dwomoh 23 Jun 2021

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

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

President Joe Biden
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
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
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

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Top 10 gold holding countries

The United States (US) and Germany are the top gold holding countries in the world...

5 Oct 2021

International

Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup
Cyprus and Egypt sign deal to pursue electricity hookup

Cyprus and Egypt signed an accord on Saturday, 16 October, to pursue links between the electricity transmission networks of the two countries.

By Michele Kambas 22 hours ago

Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research
Solar panels on half the world's roofs could meet its entire electricity demand - new research

Rooftop solar panels are up to 79% cheaper than they were in 2010. These plummeting costs have made rooftop solar photovoltaics even more attractive to households and businesses who want to reduce their reliance on electricity grids while reducing...

By Siddharth Joshi, James Glynn and Shivika Mittal 12 Oct 2021

Source: ©volkoff
Top 10 gold holding countries

The United States (US) and Germany are the top gold holding countries in the world, respectively, with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in third position.

5 Oct 2021

China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?
China will no longer build overseas coal power plants - what energy projects will it invest in instead?

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently announced at the UN General Assembly that China "will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad"....

By Yixian Sun 4 Oct 2021

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