renewables

4 Jun 2021

South Africa could unleash a decentralised energy boom

By Stephen Barnes and Rentia van Tonder 04 June 2021 – Alongside the move to raise the licensing threshold for captive power projects, the South African regulator will need to […]
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 […]
17 Apr 2021

New leadership in Niger leads to investment inflow.

By Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President of the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) 17 April 2021 – After Niger’s peaceful transition on 2 April 2021, newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum, has […]
25 Mar 2021

A flexible power strategy will benefit Mozambique.

By Fhedzi Modau, Mozambique Country Manager, Wartsila Energy Business    25 March 2021 – With its massive gas reserves and billions of dollars of investment flowing in to monetise them, […]
14 Mar 2021

Africa in a race to decarbonise economies.

14 March 2021 – The world is transitioning towards a lower carbon energy mix at a pace unseen before. Africa is in a race to decarbonise economies as well. Today, […]
10 Mar 2021

SA energy: one step closer, or two steps back?

By Kirsty Kilner and Gillian Niven from Webber Wentzel 10 March 2021 – Recent moves to incentivise renewable energy development in designated areas in South Africa are welcome, but a […]
3 Feb 2021

Shift to cleaner energy bodes well for African mining.

By Shirley Webber  03 February 2021 – For all the challenges and the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the outlook for the mining sector in Africa looks remarkably upbeat. […]
23 Jan 2021

Renewable energy a critical driver of Africa’s post-Covid-19 growth

23 January 2021 – According to panellists at the recent UK Africa Investment Summit renewable energy will be a critical driver of Africa’s post Covid-19 growth recovery and economic prosperity. […]
20 Jan 2021

Operations at EGP’s Nxuba wind farm underway

20 Janaury 2021 – Operations at EGP’s Nxuba wind farm in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa are underway. EGP’s Nxuba wind farm is expected to generate 460 GWh […]
16 Jan 2021

Are we entering the Age of Aluminium?

16 January 2021 – The construction of renewables demands lighter materials with recycling credentials, and in a new world the steel age may soon become the Age of Aluminium. The […]
11 Jan 2021

African graphite projects to boost global production.

11 January 2021 – New African graphite projects is expected to boost global production, says analytics company GlobalData According to GlobalData, worldwide natural graphite production is expected to grow by […]
8 Jan 2021

Syrah signs MoU for solar in Mozambique

08 January 2021 – Australian company Syrah Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to install solar and battery power at its Balama graphite project in Mozambique. Australian listed […]
5 Jan 2021

AfDB approves loan for hydropower project in Tanzania

15 December 2020 – The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan for a hydropower project in Tanzania that will boost the local economy.  […]
16 Nov 2020

PV’s can solve Africa’s electricity problems

16 November 2020 – With the move away from fossil fuels, the use of solar photovoltaic devices is becoming more popular. Solar PV’s is an extremely efficient way of generating […]
11 Nov 2020

Energy transition to renewables underway

11 November 2020 – According to the tenth edition of PwC Africa’s Oil & Gas Review 2020 titled Energising a new tomorrow the transition to renewable energy will continue to rapidly gain […]