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.

green economy

Green economy: Biodiesel as an alternative fuel and business opportunity

Globally, used cooking oils are wasted without realising the potential to the green economy where biofuels and more are becoming a valuable commodity.
utility solar panel

JinkoSolar launches the world’s most powerful utility solar panel

A new series of utility solar panel from JinkoSolar, the Tiger Pro 580Wp, delivers adaptable range with a broad array of inverters and tracking systems.
Energy solution

Containerised energy solution boost hospital’s back-up supply

A generator set installation at a Cape Town private hospital will soon be commissioned providing a plug-and-play energy solution with high reliability.

AfDB: ‘Apply climate change lessons to COVID-19 pandemic’

Exclusive interview with Dr Anthony Nyong, the Director for Climate Change and Green Growth at the African Development Bank.
sustainable finance

African Development Fund provides relief for São Tomé and Príncipe

The board of the African Development Fund approved a donation of $6.78m to São Tomé and Príncipe to implement the first phase of the economic reform.

Urbanisation is remaking Africa

African cities are estimated to house just more than 1.2 billion people at the moment and will experience a 4% annual growth rate.
SUNREF

SUNREF extension to assist companies during a strained economic climate

The SUNREF programme has been extended to enable South African businesses to access its credit facility to support their RE and energy efficiency projects.

What’s all the rave about advanced metering infrastructure?

Advanced metering infrastructure is considered to be a key element of grid modernisation, taking the power and energy industry to new heights.
revenue

Utility transformation: Benchmarking revenue intelligence

Non-technical losses affect utilities of all types and sizes globally, therefore, utilities must constantly adapt their revenue protection practices.

Approach to decarbonised urban mobility in global cities

Examination of global cities to explore various towns approach the problem of urban mobility and the need for decarbonisation of transportation networks.

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