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

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

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

Renewable energy projects in rural Ghana have some built-in limitations
Renewable energy projects in rural Ghana have some built-in limitations

Renewable energy technologies like solar lanterns, solar panels and biogas digesters offer the prospect of affordable power in remote communities...

By Dr Basil Amuzu-Sefordzi 8 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

Ghana's minister of finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, makes remarks at the Institute of International Finance's meeting entitled "G20: Compact With Africa", during the IMF and World Bank's 2017 Annual Fall Meetings, in Washington, US, 11 October, 2017. Reuters/Mike Theiler
Eyeing energy transition, Ghana plans to speed up oil exploration

State-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is looking to acquire oil assets in order to accelerate exploration before a transition from fossil fuels reshapes the market, finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, said...

30 Jul 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.
Source: USAID_images/Flickr
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

Ghana produces excess electricity but its management is inefficient. Wikimedia Commons
Ghana's electricity supply mix has improved, but reliability and cost is still a challenge

Ghana has made significant progress over the past 10 years in increasing electricity generation and access. This has supported higher levels of economic growth...

By Theophilus Acheampong & Bridget O Menyeh 11 Jun 2021

A logo of the Exxon Mobil Corp is seen at the Rio Oil and Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 24, 2018. Reuters/Sergio Moraes/File Photo/File Photo
Exxon surrenders interest in Ghana's offshore oil block

Exxon Mobil has relinquished its 80% interest in Ghana's Deepwater Cape Three Points offshore block, a spokesman told Reuters on Thursday...

By Cooper Inveen 3 Jun 2021

Obuasi Mine. Image: AngloGold Ashanti
AngloGold Ashanti suspends Obuasi output, cost guidance after underground collapse

Gold miner AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday it would suspend its annual production and cost guidance for its Ghanaian Obuasi mine after operations were suspended when a miner went missing...

By Tanisha Heiberg 27 May 2021

Gold is key to the economic survival of millions of Ghanaians. Knut-Erik Helle/Flickr, CC BY-NC
Ghana needs to rethink its small scale mining strategy. Here's how

Ghana is among the top two gold producers in Africa. . What has caught little attention, however, is the fact that more than 35% of total gold output in Ghana comes from artisanal and small-scale miners...

By Richard Kwaku Kumah 16 Apr 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

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

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

#BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining
#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



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