carbon emissions

12 May 2022

Steady ESG advances in African mining

Steady ESG advances in African mining Africa’s mining sector is showcasing a real shift from high-level carbon neutrality intentions to some exciting and practical first steps on the journey to […]
9 May 2022

Southern Africa bets on green energy

Southern Africa bets on green energy        South Africa, Zambia and Botswana are backing a green energy revolution in Southern Africa to drive growth in a region decimated by Covid-19, […]
20 Apr 2022

The future of mining is extreme

The future of mining is extreme  Extreme weather conditions have a profound impact on mining operations and are projected to increase in the future. By Nicolaas C Steenkamp The frequency […]
17 Mar 2022

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development

Standard Bank’s climate targets will support Africa’s sustainable development Standard Bank is on course for a net zero future after the group pledged to mobilise a cumulative amount of between […]
15 Mar 2022

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas

Ivanhoe backs Free State gas Canadian company Ivanhoe Mines has acquired the exclusive right to negotiate an offtake agreement with South Africa-based Renergen for electricity generated from Renergen’s gas and […]
8 Mar 2022

Invest in nature to combat climate change

Invest in nature to combat climate change Investing in nature is one of the most immediate, powerful, and cost-effective solutions to the climate crisis ad shaping our future. According to […]
16 Feb 2022

Captains of mining at a crossroad

Captains of mining at a crossroad Amid global calls for decarbonisation and net zero carbon emissions, mining’s decision makers, under increasing pressure to reform, can do so easier than they […]
9 Feb 2022

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand

ESG knowledge without ESG wisdom is like water in sand There are many lessons in nature and wisdom is often found where we least expect it, writes Leon Louw, owner […]
4 Feb 2022

Can mines afford hybrid power solutions?

Can mines afford hybrid power solutions? Hybrid power solutions at mining operations have increased in popularity across Africa. But how do remote mines integrate renewable energy to create their own […]
29 Jan 2022

How water helps us prepare for climate change

How water helps us prepare for climate change The threat of global warming is essentially a threat to water. Rising temperatures impact water cycles, increasing the intensity of rainfall and […]
12 Jan 2022

Morocco a step closer to energy transition

Morocco a step closer to energy transition AIM listed energy company Chariot’s gas discovery offshore Morocco has brought the country a step closer to a green energy transition.    Chariot […]
11 Jan 2022

The world is hooked on coal

The world is hooked on coal The world just can’t shake its coal addiction, even after being in rehab over the last two years. The amount of electricity generated worldwide […]
2 Jan 2022

Hope springs eternal

Hope springs eternal Covid-19’s impact on Africa has been severe, as it has been across the globe. However, hope springs eternal, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of WhyAfrica.      […]
27 Dec 2021

Why farmers should think electric

Why farmers should think electric Green technology like electric vehicles will catapult the African agricultural sector into the future, writes Leon Louw, WhyAfrica founder and editor.  Agriculture will play a […]
25 Dec 2021

Why mines should invest in solar

Why mines should invest in solar Renewable energy has become a key enabler of change as the movement towards a greener future gather’s momentum, writes Leon Louw, founder and editor of […]
14 Nov 2021

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint

Beyond carbon credits: a blueprint In the aftermath of COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has released a new report with guidance on implementing high impact and […]
21 Apr 2021

Gas conversion project accelerates Senegal’s move to cleaner energy production.

21 April 2021 – Technology group Wärtsilä’s gas conversion project will accelerate Senegal’s move to cleaner energy production. Wärtsilä announced two weeks ago that the group will convert the close […]
20 Mar 2021

Exxaro’s climate change efforts receive a 4/4 TPI ranking.

19 March 2021 – Global resource company Exxaro Resources has received a Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) ranking of 4/4. This high score reflects the company’s commitment to managing greenhouse gas […]