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Proposed solutions to curb South Africa’s water crisis

South Africa’s water sector is in a dire state, but the solutions to the country's water crisis are readily available, states experts.

Customers are the primary inspiration for business innovation, finds study

Global leadership organisation YPO has recently conducted a survey of its members in over 130 countries to get their latest thoughts on innovation and its implications for the future of their businesses.
global energy investment

Global energy investment stabilised above $1.8tn in 2018

According to the IEA's latest annual review, global energy investment totalled more than $1.8 trillion in 2018, a level similar to 2017.
Water

Young water warriors from South Africa head to Sweden

Two learners, Kiara Chetty and Calden Gounden, will represent South Africa in Stockholm at the Annual Stockholm Junior Youth Water Prize (SJWP) in August.
Smart charging

The impact of smart charging for EVs

Smart charging means adapting the charging cycle of EVs to both the conditions of the power system and the needs of vehicle users.

African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards: And the winners are…

Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and South Africa win at African Power, Energy & Water Industry Awards

Uber(ising) solar energy: It can be done, students show

Uber(ising) solar energy: It can be done, students show - The Initiate! Impact Challenge comes to African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa
African Utility Week

Launch of Utilities 2.0 at African Utility Week

A coalition of energy sector leaders including Power for All, Umeme and The Rockefeller Foundation today launched Utilities 2.0 at African Utility Week.
sub-Saharan Africa

New whitepaper explores sub-Saharan Africa energy landscape

General Electric unveils a whitepaper on the eve of AUW titled Re-imagining the future of power in sub-Saharan Africa.
battery storage

Bushveld Minerals: A large-scale battery storage contender

Battery storage has centred around lithium-ion batteries yet there is a need for bigger batteries that are able to store much more energy.

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