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Steamaco: The disruptive smart metering for Africa

Steamaco

If you are looking to offer advanced technical services in rural areas that lack even essential facilities, you are definitely faced with challenges. However, if you are determined, you excel. The same can be said about the Manchester-based company Stemaco. The company has revolutionized the way Africa gets power.  By utilizing renewable energy resources like […]

Africa powers ahead of US on clean coal

In the clean coal lab

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THIS week, experts in Washington praised a little-known laboratory in Johannesburg (South Africa) that has pioneered ways of burning coal with less emission. Professor Rosemary Falcon heads the Clean Coal Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits. There, she leads a team of chemists, engineers and […]

Africa needs billions to attain SDGs

SDGs

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – AFRICA needs investments of US$621 billion to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for universal access to clean water, sanitation and electricity. This is according to a report by the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative. Titled Global Infrastructure Outlook: Infrastructure Investment Need in the Compact […]

Rise of smart power in Africa transforms energy sector

Kieran Whyte, Head of the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – EXPERTS believe Africa has the potential to revolutionise the energy sector through smart power innovation. Within developing economies, including Africa, there are growing opportunities to implement new technologies and localised energy generation systems, that could lead to innovation that will change how the world generates, stores and distributes […]

EXCLUSIVE: US defends “sovereignty” of African states in use of coal and gas

Hwange Colliery

from SCOTT COURIER in Washington, United States WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – THE lack of electricity in Africa has become a factor in Washington’s “war on terror” Good news millions who live off the grid, but the policy is set to draw fire from those opposed to fossil fuel. Two of the most senior voices in […]

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