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The International Energy Agency’s new World Energy Outlook says global clean energy progress is too slow to put global emissions into a sustained decline towards net zero.
Sasol has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Northern Cape Development Agency (NCEDA) to lead the feasibility study to explore the potential of Boegoebaai as an export hub for green hydrogen and ammonia.
BIC South Africa has announced that their stationery manufacturing plant in Johannesburg, South Africa uses 100% green electricity. This announcement comes four years ahead of schedule and is a first for BIC factories in Africa.
“The entire continent remains vulnerable, but this whitepaper offers a view on what are viable financing options that exist today for clean energy sustainability and equitable recovery for all of Africa,” states Chido Munyati, Head of Africa at the World Economic Forum.
Salesforce announced that it is a net zero company across its full value chain and has achieved 100% renewable energy for its operations.
Research highlights that pockets of funders continue to finance additional coal-fired generation capacity in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. $42 billion was committed to grid-connected coal power plants between 2013-2019 in the 18 countries studied.
The City of Kigali and green e-mobility public transport company GURARIDE unveiled a bicycle sharing scheme to reduce carbon emissions and the city's dependency on automobiles.
The recommended IEA path to net-zero is a difficult one for South Africa to follow, considering its heavy reliance on coal; however, the country has positive initiatives in place to report on at COP26 states SANEDI.