Energy Efficiency

The power and energy market recognises that climate change is real and among the mitigations against this climate crisis to lowering the global carbon footprint is through energy efficiency. Research and development studies indicate that the building sector, through the adoption of smart buildings, has the most potential to reduce energy use. Carbon pricing coupled with the reduction in use of fossil-fuel are central to attaining energy efficiency. Energy efficiency offers the cleanest resource for clean energy transition while addressing climate change effects understood in the Paris Agreement. In order to realise energy transition, government entities are advised to put measures in place in a form of regulation and standards, these include; net-zero carbon economy, incentivising electric vehicles which will lead to increase in charging stations, replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs.

Clean energy

UK engineers boost clean energy shift ahead of UK-Africa Summit

A new engine repair workshop in Liverpool, UK is set to make power plants across Africa more efficient and to support Africa’s clean energy shift.
ABB and Porsche

ABB and Porsche team up to drive forward e-mobility

ABB and automobile manufacturer Porsche have announced a new and exclusive partnership to jointly promote e-mobility and install fast charging stations.
prepaid electricity meter

Be warned: Cape Town’s prepaid electricity meters to go offline

The City of Cape Town will undertake “necessary maintenance” of prepaid electricity meters on Monday 20 January and warns residents to top up beforehand.
Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce takes majority holding in power storage specialist Qinous

Rolls-Royce acquired a 73.1% majority stake in Berlin-based electricity storage specialist Qinous to boost its position in the storage and microgrid market.

Initiatives boost public e-mobility and smart cities

Enel Foundation contributed to a discussion around infrastructure and networks for Smart Cities and the role of electric vehicles in the energy transition.
Lithium-Sulphur Battery

New lithium-sulphur battery set to supercharge global markets

The new lithium-sulphur battery has enough power to run a smartphone for five days or enable an EV to drive more than 1,000km without needing to ‘refuel’.
off-grid solar

EU and African banks sign $120 million climate action facility

The EIB and the TDB have signed a deal to fund sustainable energy projects over the next 15 years.
Electric vehicles. Electric heaters

HV electric heaters market thrust forward by electric vehicle growth

Electric vehicles produce a very low quantity of waste heat necessitating the need for high voltage electric heaters as a prime source of heating in EVs.
global energy efficiency

Twelve strategies to step up global energy efficiency

A new report offers twelve global strategies and recommendations to the IEA's Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency.
energy efficiency

The results of the global public survey on energy efficiency

Governments need to take stronger policy action to reverse the worrying slowdown in global energy efficiency improvements, according to the results of a public survey conducted by IEA.

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