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.

African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa rescheduled to November

ANNOUNCEMENT: African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa has new dates and will run from 24-26 November 2020 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa.
green finance

How low-carbon investments can help economies recover amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a human tragedy, infecting more than 120,000 and killing more than 4,200 people as of 12 March 2020.
GBCSA

GBCSA seeks change leader with a passion for the “Green Agenda”

GBCSA is looking for a dynamic CEO to take it to the next level in its mission of accelerating the property industry towards sustainability.

Research: Tandem solar cells could replace silicon solar cells

Australian National University is working on developing ‘tandem solar cells’, which involves stacking a perovskite solar cell on top of a silicon cell.
stage 1 loadshedding

Power alert: Stage 1 loadshedding returns Monday morning

Eskom announced that it will implement Stage 1 loadshedding as from 9am on Monday, 9 March, which is likely to stay in place until Thursday this week.
EVs

EVs powering the future of global transportation

UL's white paper explores the trends shaping the electric vehicle landscape as governments are implementing policies to put more EVs on the road by 2030.
video

Protecting your prepaid meter ahead of TID rollover

WATCH the short Morning Coffee with ESI Africa video clip as we bring your attention to the impending TID prepaid meter rollover threat.
clean economy

Op-Ed: Reinventing steam power technology for a low-carbon future

With the portion of bioenergy at 45% of the total energy mix, Africa's potential to capitalise on this steam powered technology can be validated writes GE.
video

In 2020 the ESI Africa print editions remain in vogue

The ESI Africa editorial team talk about the trending topics featured in the latest print edition of the journal, which has a strong focus on clean power.
CDP cities

CDP report identifies the cities ramping up climate action ambitions

CDP has revealed that the number of global cities leading on climate action and transparency has more than doubled in 2019 compared to the previous year.

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