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PR companies' role in US climate change politics highlighted

The Role of Public Relations Firms in Climate Change Politics, a new peer-reviewed study published today in Climatic Change argues that public relations (PR) firms are a major force in US climate change obstruction, influencing public perception of...

3 Dec 2021

DLA Piper releases Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report
DLA Piper releases Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report

The Africa Energy Futures: Horizon 2030 report, recently published by DLA Piper Africa, entails an in-depth look at where the continent stands in...

3 Dec 2021

New report: WGC members contributed billions to local economies in 2020
New report: WGC members contributed billions to local economies in 2020

According to a new report, World Gold Council member companies contributed $37.9bn to the GDP of the countries where they operate...

30 Nov 2021

Ending gas financing for Africa will be a fatal blow, says Senegal
Ending gas financing for Africa will be a fatal blow, says Senegal

Plans by some nations to end the financing of gas exploration will prove a "fatal cost" for several emerging African economies...

By Bate Felix and Edward McAllister 30 Nov 2021

Productive energy use powering socioeconomic transformation in Africa - reports
Productive energy use powering socioeconomic transformation in Africa - reports

Increasing the productive use of energy in Africa is an important way to unlock jobs, create incomes and deliver social impacts...

26 Nov 2021

Nigeria's president says Aiteo oil spill will be 'speedily addressed'
Nigeria's president says Aiteo oil spill will be 'speedily addressed'

An oil spill in Nigeria's Delta region that has been spewing for more than two weeks will be "speedily addressed," President Muhammadu Buhari said...

By Felix Onuah 25 Nov 2021

IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact
IWiM releases inaugural report detailing achievements, societal impact

International Women in Mining (IWiM) has released its inaugural Impact Report which details the organisation's achievements and the wider...

22 Nov 2021

2021 PwC Africa Energy Review: Will Africa realise a just transition?
2021 PwC Africa Energy Review: Will Africa realise a just transition?

PwC recently released its Africa Energy Review 2021 which looks at the trends and patterns in Africa across fossil fuels and renewables...

17 Nov 2021

Africa-focused Lekela plans to spend $2bn to double renewables capacity
Africa-focused Lekela plans to spend $2bn to double renewables capacity

Africa-focused renewables developer Lekela plans to invest around $2bn to more than double its renewable power capacity on the continent...

By Marwa Rashad 15 Nov 2021

Ghana sees need for energy transition, still sees gas as key - deputy minister
Ghana sees need for energy transition, still sees gas as key - deputy minister

Ghana's deputy energy minister said on Tuesday, 9 November, that he recognises the need for an energy transition but still strongly believes that...

By Yousef Saba 9 Nov 2021

Source: ©Stepan Popov
Pharmaceutical companies collaborate against climate change

The Energize programme, a collaboration between 10 global pharmaceutical companies to engage hundreds of suppliers in climate action and decarbonisation of the pharmaceutical value chain...

5 Nov 2021

We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning
We mapped every large solar plant on the planet using satellites and machine learning

An astonishing 82% decrease in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy since 2010 has given the world a fighting chance to build a zero-emissions...

By Lucas Kruitwagen 2 Nov 2021

#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash
#COP26: With funds short, Africans weigh green energy switch and fossil fuel cash

As crucial UN climate change negotiations got underway in Glasgow on Sunday, 31 October, many African nations - relatively tiny contributors to...

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla 2 Nov 2021

More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO
More jobs to be gained by energy transition than lost - Irena, ILO

According to the Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2021, renewable energy employment worldwide reached 12 million last year...

26 Oct 2021

Africans call on global community to honour commitment to 'just, inclusive' energy transition
Africans call on global community to honour commitment to 'just, inclusive' energy transition

When nearly 200 government and business leaders from around the globe signed the Paris Agreement in December 2015, they did more than...

By NJ Ayuk 25 Oct 2021

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

Resilience the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria
Resilience the key to unlocking successful independent power projects in Nigeria

The successful completion of the Azura Edo 450MW gas-fired power project in 2016 was hailed at the time as setting the blueprint for future...

By Nicolas Mathon 11 Oct 2021

Equatorial Guinea LNG exports disrupted by incident at Alba facility
Equatorial Guinea LNG exports disrupted by incident at Alba facility

Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Equatorial Guinea have been disrupted by an incident at the Alba gas processing facility...

By Marwa Rashad and Jessica Jaganathan 11 Oct 2021

Top 10 renewable energy projects in MSBGC region
Top 10 renewable energy projects in MSBGC region

The MSGBC region has seen a significant increase in energy developments and investments owing to the region's abundant resources...

By Charné Hundermark 6 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

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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

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

Senegal: Boosting the role of women in the energy sector
Senegal: Boosting the role of women in the energy sector

Energy poverty is one of the single largest challenges preventing faster economic development throughout sub-Saharan Africa...

29 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

Nigeria foresees 2022 oil production at 1.88 million bpd, GDP growth of 4.2%
Nigeria foresees 2022 oil production at 1.88 million bpd, GDP growth of 4.2%

The Nigerian government expects the country to produce 1.88 million barrels per day of crude oil in 2022 and will use a benchmark oil price of $57 per barrel...

By Camillus Eboh 23 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

Nigeria's Dangote in talks with traders for oil refinery loan
Nigeria's Dangote in talks with traders for oil refinery loan

Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote is in talks with some of the world's biggest oil traders to help finance his mega refinery project...

By Libby George, Julia Payne and Dmitry Zhdannikov 16 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



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