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Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact

Maximise green hydrogen’s impact Green hydrogen must be produced efficiently to minimise the costs of production and demand for renewables. Conversion of electricity to hydrogen currently creates an energy loss of roughly 30% but there are technologies available today to reduce this loss. A new Danfoss Impact paper reveals that with hydrogen production set to […]

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Africa needs equitable climate solutions

Africa needs equitable climate solutions  While world leaders are converging for crucial talks on the pressing global climate crisis in Dubai it’s an opportune time for African countries to take stock of the unique role they play in the world’s changing dynamics.       This year the spotlight at COP28 has been on slashing greenhouse gas

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It’s time for Africa to shape climate change policies

It’s time for Africa to shape climate change policies  Global efforts to limit carbon emissions are falling short, developed countries have not coughed up the USD100-billion promised to help developing countries meet targets, and the EU is set to impose carbon taxes that will hamstring Africa’s development ambitions. Therefore its time for Africa to assume

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Developed worlds’ climate finance an empty promise

Developed worlds’ climate finance an empty promise The issue of climate finance has remained unresolved since adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015, where developed countries pledged to mobilise USD100-billion annually by 2020 to support climate mitigation and adaptation actions in developing countries. It is critical that Africa leaders advocate for the fulfilment of climate finance

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Nigeria rises to twin challenge of decarbonisation and energy security

Nigeria rises to twin challenge of decarbonisation and energy security Nigerian businesses operating in energy-intensive industries like cement or steel are investing in flexible engine technologies to secure reliable and efficient power while also setting the perfect stage to make good on their decarbonisation objectives. By Wale Yusuff Nigeria is a major industrial hub. It

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Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom

Namibia at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom  With an integrated hydrocarbon and renewable energy strategy combined with promising oil and gas discoveries, Namibia is at the forefront of Africa’s energy boom.      Namibia showcased investment opportunities in the development of its Kudu gas field, the exploration of the highly prospective Orange Basin and developing

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Regulating Nigeria and SA’s path to net zero

Regulating Nigeria and SA’s path to net zero An energy transition in Africa will require policy and legislative frameworks that considers decarbonisation and at the same time addresses climate change and the commitments made under the Paris Agreement. Following the decisions taken during COP 26, the President of Nigeria announced the intention for Nigeria to achieve a

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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, miners need to invest in renewables to fight global warming.    The recently released climate report by the United Nations (U.N.) special climate panel paints

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Decarbonisation of the energy system – no company can sit on the sideline

By Eric Croeser  22 June 2021 – Decarbonisation of the energy system – from a hydrocarbon-based to a sustainable, low-carbon energy system – poses an existential threat to the oil and gas industry. However, it also presents opportunities. No company can afford to sit on the sideline. Decarbonisation of the energy system not only poses

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