Category archives for: Electricity

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 […]

Billions invested in renewable energy to address SA power deficit

Solar energy storage plant

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Pofadder, Northern Cape POFADDER, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT and the private sector are investing billions of rands as South Africa makes the most of its abundance in renewable sources of energy and ultimately address erratic power supplies that are partly to blame for prevailing economic challenges. The country has vast clean energy sources as […]

Expert forecasts collapse of South Africa’s energy grid

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by STAFF REPORTER CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – WHILE the beleaguered South African power utility, Eskom, projects playing a bigger role in the continent, an energy expert has painted a dire picture for the company and the possible collapse of the country’s energy grid. Eskom featured prominently in a roadmap for South Africa’s energy future […]

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