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Mixed news for Africa in Trump’s pick at World Bank

David Malpass for World Bank top job

from TRACEY IRVING in Washington, USA WASHINGTON, (CAJ News) – A KEY player from Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign is set to head the World Bank. Mr Trump has selected US treasury official David Malpass for the role after the surprise resignation last month of bank president Jim Jong Kim. As largest shareholder and the […]

US, India, Australia combine to push clean fossil fuel

Fossil energy, photo supplied

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland  KATOWICE, (CAJ News) – FOR 10 minutes, yesterday, protestors chanted and danced a conga around the room where a White House team was hosting its key event at the UN summit on climate change. With cries of “Shame on you,” and “Keep it in the ground,” they waved banners and threatened to sue governments that […]

Maize soap and mixed views at climate summit

Poland's main source of energy - coal

from ANDRZEJ KOWALCYK in Katowice, Poland KATOWICE, (CAJ News) – It was never going to be easy holding a United Nations climate-change meeting in a country that gets 80 per cent of its energy from coal and is planning more of the same. The 24th Conference of Parties (COP24) to the Paris Accord on Climate […]

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 […]

Research platform could solve BRICS energy problems

BRICS

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Think Tanks Council (BTTC) has proposed a new platform to help solve renewable energy challenges. BCCT said harmful banking regulations are restricting funding desperately needed for renewable energy projects hence its belief on an Energy Research Platform is the […]

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