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Rapidly replacing fossil fuel with renewable fuels based on green hydrogen and advanced biofuels could enable an up to 80% CO2 emission cut by 2050, says IRENA.
The report A New Energy Path to Viability for African Utilities outlines the strategic considerations for African utilities to create a path towards sustainability as their way of business shifts completely.
"Although we don't think we will see the first offshore development in the country until 2030, it is certainly an area worth investigating." Mercia Grimbeek, Chair of SAWEA.
Speaking at the recent Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (SIDSSA), President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa said that one of the key drivers of infrastructure is green energy.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe emphasised the role of the mining sector in the recovery and reconstruction of South Africa’s economy at the same time as giving timeline to the shift away from coal fired energy generation.
One site, one interconnection, many MW of clean, grid-friendly energy. That is the promise of the minigrid system for the mining industry.
A new report into the intersection of hydrogen and water notes that while there is a global agenda to push for green hydrogen, there are concerns about the amount of water and renewable energy needed.
Ras Ghareb Wind Energy has selected Hitachi ABB Power Grids to optimise operations at its 262.5MW wind energy plant in Egypt.