Research and Development

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COVID-19 FUTURE CITIES

COVID-19 lessons for the future: Data and cooperation are key

"Rather than the vanity projects that some development banks and private financiers have encouraged we need to focus on universal access to basic services."
Eskom MYPD4

Eskom offers its Academy of Learning centre as quarantine site

Eskom has handed its Academy of Learning centre in Johannesburg over to the government to be used as a quarantine site to fight the spread of COVID-19.
west africa

West Africa: World Bank to fund strenghtening of data and statistics

The World Bank has allocated $379 million in International Development Association credits and grants to help strengthen statistical systems in West Africa.
storage

Storage technology is the core enabler of decentralised energy

To effectively manage larger scale of variable renewable energy, storage is and will be one of the core enablers in decarbonised energy system.
nuclear

Successful assembly rehearsal of a nuclear fusion energy R&D plant

ITER is building the world’s largest nuclear fusion energy R&D plant in France and awarded the Tokamak Assembly (TAC2) contract to DYNAMIC last year.
Corruption

Corruption Watch: The ‘writing is on the wall’ for its 2019...

Non-profit organisation Corruption Watch will issue a report on the effects of corruption, particularly in key sectors such as health, policing, and mining.
gas industry

Nigeria: $50m pledge to support oil and gas industry local content

The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board will establish a $50 million intervention fund to support local content in the oil and gas industry.
video

Webinars: 4 reasons why it makes the perfect digital meeting place

Limited by travel restrictions? What about a virtual way to access your market and target audience? Webinars are the perfect digital meeting place.
coal

India sees a decline in coal-fired power project pipeline

In the last 12 months to January 2020, 46GW of India's coal-fired power projects were formally or informally cancelled, leaving 37GW under construction.
Paris Agreement

Electric utilities lead emissions reduction as per the Paris Agreement

New report findings examining the ‘carbon performance’ of 238 energy, industrial and transport companies, highlights that only 18% of them have emissions trajectories in line with the Paris Agreement of limiting climate change to 2°C.

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