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Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for onshore wind
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Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the kinds of jobs...
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Benefits: Leveraging Local Capacity for Solar PV
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Renewable energy development can drive economic growth, create new jobs and enhance human health and welfare at the national level. The Leveraging Local Capacity series examines the kinds of jobs...
 
 
14 Jun 2017
 
 
 
NPC commissioner calls for energy-planning overhaul
ENERGY PLANNING
A member of the National Planning Commission (NPC) has pointed to serious shortcomings in South Africa’s current energy planning processes and has called for future plans, including the highly...
 
 
13 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Accelerating the Energy Transition through Innovation
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Technological breakthroughs are needed to reduce carbon emissions in the energy sector. Even with economically viable and scalable renewable-based solutions available for around two-thirds of the...
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Auctions: Analysing 2016
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At least 67 countries had used auctions for renewable energy contracts by mid-2016, up from less than 10 in 2005. This auctions report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)...
 
 
12 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Renewable energy eclipsing coal – Fieldstone
COAL
Renewable energy is very rapidly ousting coal, which could present a blow to Botswana, which has been pinning its hopes on coal replacing the static diamond industry as its new platform for...
 
 
07 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Biofuel potential in Southeast Asia: Raising food yields, reducing food waste and utilising residues
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Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling...
 
 
05 Jun 2017
 
FEDUSA: FEDUSA celebrates World Environment Day
STATEMENT
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) joins South Africa and the global community in celebrating the annual World Environment Day today which will be hosted by Canada. On this day,...
 
 
02 Jun 2017
 
 
 
Adapting Market Design to High Shares of Variable Renewable Energy
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Liberalised electricity markets require timely adaptation to support higher shares of variable renewable (solar and wind) energy and distributed power generation. This study from the International...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
The rise of renewable energy across Africa
BAKER MCKENZIE
The extent of the power deficit across Africa is well documented and increasing electricity generation across the continent is the focus of a number of initiatives at both national and...
 
 
29 May 2017
 
 
 
Zambezi Protocol to serve as guide for identity-changing chamber
LEGISLATIVE ENVIRONMENT
The 128-year-old Chamber of Mines of South Africa provided an important indicator of its intended new direction when it revealed that the Zambezi Protocol would be its guiding light as it embarked...
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017
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Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017 presents the status of renewable energy employment, both by technology and in selected countries, over the past year. In this fourth edition, the...
 
 
26 May 2017
 
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, during the budget vote 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (25/05/2017)
Topics
This year marks the centenary of the birth of Oliver Reginald Tambo, the anti-apartheid stalwart, legendary statesman and President of the African National Congress (ANC).
 
 
Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?
SAIIA
The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) would open its Africa Regional Centre (ARC) in Johannesburg in March 2016, South Africa’s then finance minister Pravin Gordhan confidently announced in February...
 
 
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