Energy, Environment & Climate Change

Botswana issues maiden power generation licences to private producers

GABORONE (Reuters) - Botswana issued its first licences allowing three private companies to generate their own power which will mostly be destined...

How Africa is hooking up the wilderness with the universe to help NASA in the space race.

Work at the Deep Earth Station is likely to see the biggest influx of people and equipment into Majtiesfontein since the Anglo-Boer War when it was home to British 12,000 troops.

Oil to recover to $43 by December – UBS analyst

There will be a demand recovery in the third quarter and we will see more people flying than before and production is falling very quickly among OPEC and its allies.

No more power cuts? Yes, but for how long?

“You are talking about old plants, in pushing that plant you really are doing damage…For the past decade, this maintenance has not been done by the book. It is like servicing a car, the cost of not servicing costs more in the long term than servicing it.”

Op-Ed: COVID-19 is a huge threat to Africa’s off-grid energy sector and its millions of customers – here’s what needs to be done

While 840 million people still live without electricity and a further 1 billion live without a reliable electrical supply, significant progress has been made in recent years on expanding energy access globally. But without urgent action, off-grid energy could essentially be wiped out

Op-Ed: This is how Africa can accelerate energy access

In order to achieve our common goal of combatting energy poverty, it is crucial that the industry and governments come together to adopt new ways of accelerating energy access.

What you need to know about Africa’s growing lead battery industry causing extensive contamination

The production of lead batteries is growing rapidly in Africa as the market for lead batteries expands however the industry is causing extensive contamination.

South Africa’s Eskom plans to spend up to $27 million on severance packages

South Africa’s Eskom has offered some managers voluntary severance packages, capping costs at 400 million rand ($26.8 million), a communique sent to staff by the struggling power utility showed.

An Africa without waste: how gold mining is going green

Recycling precious metals and minerals from used electronics can help make today's consumption patterns more environmentally sustainable writes Christopher Kaminker, Head of Sustainability for Lombard Odier Bank

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