Energy

22 Sep 2021

Engaged employees make for more productive businesses

How does engaged employees make for more productive businesses during a time of Covid-19 and economic hardship? We asked Vanisha Balgobind, Executive Head of HR at Exxaro. Putting employees at […]
21 Sep 2021

Renewables take mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction

Renewables takes mainstage in Africa’s race of reduction    Renewable energy companies are slowly but surely making a dent in the debilitating shortage of electricity in Africa, writes Leon Louw, founder […]
20 Sep 2021

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project

Strategic partners needed for Kenyan oil project Canadian oil company Africa Oil Corp. and its JV partners Total Oil and Total Energies recently announced that they have completed the redesign […]
15 Sep 2021

West African Gas Pipeline a model for Intra-African trade

The West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) is a good model for Intra-African trade that could be adopted by other emerging natural gas regions across Africa.   The WAGP comprises a […]
14 Sep 2021

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa

Energy amendments open new markets for IPPs in South Africa The amendment to schedule 2 of South Africa’s Electricity Regulation Act, which was recently gazetted, raises the threshold for self- […]
14 Sep 2021

How does lightning affect solar panels and wind turbines?

How does lightning affect  solar panels and wind turbines? As the world moves towards renewable energy systems such as solar panels and wind turbines, we have to learn how these […]
12 Sep 2021

Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector a potential catalyst for economic growth

12 September 2021 – By leveraging its 2.9-billion-barrel crude oil reserves and 10 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, the Congo-Brazzaville’s hydrocarbon sector will be a major catalyst of the […]
9 Sep 2021

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains

AWISCA celebrates top 100 women in African supply chains  09 September 2021 – The African Women in Supply Chain Association (AWISCA) recognises, and celebrates, the top 100 women in African […]
7 Sep 2021

Oil, gas and mining projects in West Africa remain a priority despite Guinea’s military coup

07 September 2021- According to several companies operating in the region, their oil, gas and mining projects remain a priority in West Africa despite the military coup in Guinea over […]
1 Sep 2021

Angola’s Sonangol accelerates restructuring program

01 September 2021 – Angola’s National Oil Company (NOC) Sonangol has responded to the changing global financial landscape by accelerating its restructuring program and exploring new financial solutions that meet […]
25 Aug 2021

Miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica  25 August 2021 – Mining companies should be at the forefront in the battle against climate change. As part of its offensive, […]
21 Aug 2021

The African oil and gas sector needs an energy boost

By Kweku Frempong, Aggreko Area General Manager for Western and Central Africa 21 August 2021 – The energy transformation in Africa is will not happen overnight. The African oil and […]
17 Aug 2021

Prospects for South African coal production remain strong

17 August 2021 – While the global focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues looks to phase out coal as an energy resource, the prospects for South African coal […]
7 Aug 2021

Cutting edge technologies will help develop renewable hydrogen-based economies in Africa

07 August 2021 – Cutting edge technologies will help develop renewable hydrogen-based economies in Africa which could convert the continent into a global producer of clean energy in the form […]
6 Aug 2021

Wärtsilä enables Nigerian food company to modernise power generation

06 August 2021 – The technology group Wärtsilä will supply fuel-flexible dual-fuel engines to extend, improve, and modernise power generation for a captive power plant at Nigeria’s oldest and largest […]
4 Aug 2021

Rwandan troops sweep rapidly through Cabo Delgado

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 04 August 2021 – The 1000 Rwandan troops deployed in Mozambique early in July, have swept rapidly through the Cabo Delgado province […]
31 Jul 2021

North African oil and gas producers move on energy transition

31 July 2021 – As the need for energy transformation gathers pace at a global level, North African countries are also starting to make moves. According to Mohamed Boussaîd, Tunisia’s […]
31 Jul 2021

Ghana proves gas can address energy poverty

31 July 2021 – Through gas directed investment and business friendly policies, Ghana has proven that gas can address energy poverty and expand power accessibility on a regional basis. As […]
28 Jul 2021

Why mines in Africa should invest in renewable energy

By Leon Louw, founder and editor at WhyAfrica 19 July 2021 – Mining companies have been grappling with the question of fossil fuels versus renewables for more than a decade. […]
27 Jul 2021

Africa gears up to become a global powerhouse

27 July 2021 – A host of energy development initiatives designed to increase energy access and improve livelihoods are coming online across Africa. Geothermal, hydro and bioenergy projects are being […]
26 Jul 2021

Mining sector steps up to address energy challenges

By John Lewis, Managing Director, Aggreko Africa 26 July 2021 – The mining sector has stepped up to address its energy challenges, despite facing complex economic and environmental challenges. Changing […]
23 Jul 2021

Zimbabwe on a drive to entice investors and boost energy security

23 July 2021 – Zimbabwe is on a drive to entice investors and boost the country’s energy security. This is according to African Energy Chamber Executive Chairman NJ Ayuk, who […]
17 Jul 2021

Equatorial Guinea on the way to become a regional energy hub

Equatorial Guinea to showcase investment opportunities at African Energy Week 2021 17 July 2021 – The African Energy Chamber (AEC) has announced that Equatorial Guinea will showcase investment opportunities at […]
14 Jul 2021

Will Angola keep its place as a top oil and gas destination?

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President at the African Energy Chamber. 14 July 2021 – Considering the ongoing push towards decarbonisation, and a commitment by many countries towards achieving net […]
13 Jul 2021

AfDB grant launches Desert to Power West Africa Regional Energy Program

13 July 2021 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a USD6-million grant to launch the initial phase of the Desert to Power […]
8 Jul 2021

Namibia becomes an attractive proposition for oil and gas exploration

08 July 2021 – Since the first discovery of oil-bearing source rocks about eight years ago, Namibia has become an attractive proposition for oil and gas exploration.  Historically overlooked by […]
6 Jul 2021

The benefits of Nigeria’s new Petroleum Industry Bill will top the agenda at African Energy Week 2021

06 July 2021 – The benefits of Nigeria’s new Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will be top of the agenda at the African Energy Week 2021, which will take place in […]
28 Jun 2021

Togo inaugurates the first renewable facility in the country

28 June 2021 – The government of Togo has inaugurated one of the largest solar projects in West Africa and the first renewable energy facility in the country. The now […]
27 Jun 2021

Hybrid energy: the road to carbon neutrality

By John Lewis 28 June 2021 – Hybrid solutions should be sitting at the centre of every energy discussion in Africa. Hybrid energy is the road to carbon neutrality. The […]
27 Jun 2021

Renewable energy an enabler for remote mines

By Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica 20 June 2021 – Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gathers momentum. […]