Research and Development

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eMobility

Study identifies environmental benefits of eMobility

The World Bank together with the UITP, and the ESMAP released a report titled Electric Mobility and Development, identifying the roadmap for eMobility.
EAC

Pathway to revolutionise regional energy markets

Examining the EAC's (East African Community’s) energy sector can reveal information on how neighbouring countries can benefit from interdependence.
Climate Change Adaptation

Global business leaders urge governments to drive climate action

Major global businesses representing more than $1.5 trillion in total revenue have appealed to world government leaders to accelerate climate action.
IT/OT convergence

Exploring the viability of IT/OT convergence in the power utility sector

Advances in innovation have pushed operational technology (OT) to relinquish its dominance of system control and monitoring to strike a partnership with information technology...
construction

Constructing an economy through skills transfer

The construction sector forms a big part of infrastructure development, but what happens to the growth of the economy when the construction sector faces drawbacks?
battery solutions

China: EVs to boost lithium-ion battery market

It is anticipated that the Chinese lithium-ion battery market size will increase at a positive double digit CAGR during the period 2017-2022.
climate change

World Bank announces five-year action plan for climate change at COP24

The World Bank Group will announce today a new set of climate targets for 2021-2025 in support for countries to take ambitious climate action.
distributed energy

Rural energy holds an untapped jobs engine

William Brent is a leader at Power for All, writes about the potential of distributed energy in creating the much needed jobs in rural communities.

Editor’s column: New markets are often not obvious targets

For international companies exploring these new markets the challenge is in defining the middle-income household’s needs and by association, their ROI.

ESI Insights #12: COP24

This week’s episode of ESI Insights, in collaboration with the African Utility Week, a closer look at some of the outcomes from COP24.

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