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Changing the way risk is assessed in hydropower projects

TMP Systems and International Rivers have collaborated to create a geospatial assessment tool for hydropower projects called Riverscope.
Mozambique: Cuamba Solar PV and energy storage reaches financial close

Op-ed: Risk Mitigation IPPP programme increasingly in disarray

Following the announcement on 18 March 2021 of preferred bidders for 2,000MW of new emergency generation capacity in South Africa, the “non-negotiable” timelines for both financial closure by end July 2021 and power to the grid by mid to end 2022, are looking increasingly unlikely.

Nuclear site licence process ongoing for SA’s second power station

Public hearings will be held into the suitability of Thyspunt in Cape Saint Francis on the East Coast as the site of South Africa’s second nuclear installation.

Government denies Karpowership environmental authorisation

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has refused Karpowership SA's application for environmental authorisation to develop gas to power via powerships at three ports in South Africa.
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Roundtable 26 May: Building Wakanda: Separating fact from fiction

During his State of the Nation address in February 2021, South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa announced the formation of a number of smart city developments for the country.
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Will the East African Crude Oil Pipeline really benefit all?

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is expected to reach a Final Investment Decision (FID) as soon as the end of March 2021.This will pave way for the commencement of the construction phase of the pipeline.
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Creecy upholds appeal against West Coast wind farm

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by environment minister Barbara Creecy, writes environmental reporter John Yeld for GroundUp

Government says no to Turkish emergency power ships

The SA Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has revoked a directive granted to Turkish company Karpowership for activities linked to emergency generation of electricity.
G20 countries: Stimulus packages support legacy energy systems

Environmentalists contest the amendment of air pollution standards in court

Environmental justice group, groundWork, is challenging the amendment of air pollution standards through a court application.

Liberia: Work resumes on Monrovia-Bomi Corridor Project

The Liberia Electricity Corporation announced that work on Monrovia-Bomi Corridor project has resumed after the execution of ESIA.