Sustainability: Eni and UNDP to promote sustainable energy and SDGs in Africa

Sustainability: Eni and UNDP to promote sustainable energy and SDGs in Africa

Energy major Eni SpA and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces to improve access to sustainable energy and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. The partnership is the first of its kind between UNDP and a global energy company. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Eni Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner during an official ceremony hosted by the Permanent Mission of Italy…

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Renewables: South Africa RE Generation to More Than Triple by 2030

Renewables: South Africa RE Generation to More Than Triple by 2030

South Africa’s share of non-hydro renewables for power generation will more than triple by 2030, according to a new report put out by GlobalData. The latest report says that the country’s non-hydro renewables power generation will increase from 8.1% in 2017 to 30.3% in 2030. This is attributed to the government’s decision to restructure its energy output. GlobalData’s latest report, ‘South Africa Power Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2018 – Market Trends, Regulations, and Competitive…

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Africa: World Energy Council Sign Historic Energy Agreement

Africa: World Energy Council Sign Historic Energy Agreement

The World Energy Council signed a historic agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA) to drive regional energy integration and enhance sustainable energy access in the 21 COMESA states.

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Africa Mining: Shift to renewables to become a growing trend in the mining sector

Africa Mining: Shift to renewables to become a growing trend in the mining sector

Owing to a reduction in renewable energy costs, the prospect of a more reliable power supply and an increasingly favourable regulatory environment in key mining markets, renewable energy is anticipated to play an increasingly important role in powering mining operations worldwide over the coming years. Fitch Solutions Macro Research’s ‘Outlook for Renewable Energy Use in the Mining Sector’ report, published on September 7, stated that price will be the main motive for mining companies to…

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Africa Renewables: Germany to Invest €120M in Senegalese Solar

Africa Renewables: Germany to Invest €120M in Senegalese Solar

Senegal plans to electrify 300 villages with the support of Germany. This decision was announced by Senegalese President Macky Sall during the visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Access to village electrification will be by solar energy led by German companies.

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Science Analysis: Is Renewable Energy As Clean As We Think?

Science Analysis: Is Renewable Energy As Clean As We Think?

Fossil fuel energy has understandably become the clay pigeon of environmentalists in the past decades – with oil & gas companies having lied too often about the impact of their activities on climate change or environmental pollution for the public to ignore.

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