renewable energy

19 Sep 2021

Kenya makes strides with renewable energy

While Kenya’s oil generation capabilities have been small to date, the country has made significant strides in terms of renewable energy – and further potential remains. Kenya will be one […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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

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. […]
25 Jun 2021

Westa.Solar delivers its first 500kWp solar PPA project to Petrichor Industries in Nigeria

25 June 2021- Renewable energy developer and investor RP Global, and energy specialist OOLU has launched Westa.Solar, a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar venture in West Africa, and the deployment […]
18 May 2021

The evolving need for sustainable energy in agriculture

By John Hudson. 18 May 2021 – South Africa has been plagued by power supply issues for many years. Mostly because of the significant reliance on Eskom, which is struggling […]
16 May 2021

Scatec enters into agreement with Torex Gold in Mexico

22 April 2021: Renewable power producer Scatec has entered into a lease agreement with mining company Torex Gold for a 8.5MW solar plant to provide renewable power to the Morelos […]
8 May 2021

Mining companies face a complex landscape.

By John Lewis, managing director of Aggreko. 08 May 2021 – Mining companies are facing a complex landscape over the next 12 months – a landscape defined by the need […]
3 May 2021

Ivanhoe signs MoU to upgrade Inga turbine in the DRC.

April 26, 2021– Ivanhoe Mines Energy DRC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a public-private partnership (PPP) with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) state-owned power company […]
18 Apr 2021

WhyAfrica’s Hawks eye is on renewable energy in West Africa.

18 April 2021 – Renewable energy is gaining traction in a host of West African countries with Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso and Cameroon (amongst others), all starting to invest in […]
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 […]
4 Nov 2020

Oil and gas EPCs prepare for energy transition

04 November 2020 – According to data and analytics company GlobalData, leading oil and gas engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies are increasingly shifting their strategies towards cleaner energy segments.   Major oil and gas EPCs have traditionally relied on projects within the oil and gas value chain, building relatively little […]