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2018 – Renewable Energy Supplement

Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam under construction. Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ethiopia

Evaluating Africa’s largest hydropower projects

Africa’s planned hydropower potential holds nearly 27GW of electricity; however, each project must traverse complex social and environmental challenges, coupled with the economics of post colonialism, writes Ruth Krüger, an independent researcher at the...

Solar power continues trajectory

In 2017, global clean energy investment peaked at $333.5 billion, up 3% from 2016 and the second highest annual figure ever, taking cumulative investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion. This is according to a...
Mantashe survey

Beyond renewables: the future of power system transformation

Renewable energy technologies have experienced dramatic cost declines in recent years, triggering a lasting surge in renewable energy development, writes Markus Steigenberger, international director of Berlin-based think tank Agora Energiewende. Advances in renewable technology...

Renewable Energy Supplement 2018

Our focus on renewable energy in ESI Africa 1 2018 covers three central technologies in this growing industry: solar photovoltaic, hydropower and wind energy, taking our readers on a journey into the global renewable...