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.

carbon emissions

Ed’s note: The stakes are high in the battle to reduce...

A bleak view is emerging that foresees a post-pandemic rush to normalise economies setting reduction targets for carbon emissions on the back burner.

Webinar 14 July: Decarbonisation: Making a net zero economy possible

Join our live webinar broadcast to explore the road to a achieving a net zero economy, with a focus the carbon-heavy industries that are key to achieving this goal.
Energy management

Businesses focus on energy management policies

Energy management has become a critical part of an integrated sustainability strategy for many businesses, with the increase in use of digital data tools, states a new report.
race to zero

Race to Zero: Rolls-Royce joins the net-zero carbon by 2050 ambition

In the run-up to COP26, Rolls-Royce joined the UN Race to Zero, which will see the company become net-zero carbon in its operations by 2030.

One Discovery Place achieves six Green Star as-built rating

One Discovery Place is among one of the few projects to have achieved a six Green Star as-built rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Zimbabwe: Electric taxi service and charging network launched

VAYA Africa, a Mauritius-registered Transportation as a Service company, has launched an electric vehicle service in Zimbabwe, which uses a hail riding app.
supply chain

Op-Ed: The manufacturing industry cannot ignore looming carbon tax

Implementation of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act is going to put a strain on pollution-heavy industries' bottom line, such as the manufacturing industry.

Electra Mining Africa 2020 cancelled due to Covid-19

Electra Mining Africa is recognised by the industry as being more than just a show; it’s a tradition. The 2020 event will now take place in September 2022.
Solar water heating

Partnership brings solar water heating into South African homes

Electrolux Africa and PowerOptimal have partnered to bring cost-effective solar water heating solutions to the South African residential market.
gender bond

Global energy investment to drop by $400bn

An IEA report indicates that Covid-19 has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency.

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