Category archives for: Solar & wind

No research on water despite persistent drought

Vaal Dam

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – RESEARCHERS are concerned over decreased expenditure on water security research despite serious drought problems across Southern Africa. The concern raised at the African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa conference and exhibition held in South Africa. South Africa is a water scarce country, yet expenditure […]

New solar heat systems save millions in SADC

Presentation Board Display in the giant solar plant at Witwatersrand University, South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MILLIONS of people are set to be saved in energy costs following the launch of two of the largest sub-Saharan solar systems in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Austrian Ambassador officially launched the facilities in Johannesburg on Wednesday. These Southern African Solar Thermal Training and Demonstration (SOLTRAIN) projects include […]

Gona reZhou goes ‘green’ to offset electricity challenges

Giant elephant at the Gonarezhou National Park, Chiredzi, Zimbabwe

from PATRICK CHITONGO in Chikombedzi, Zimbabwe CHIKOMBEDZI, (CAJ News) – ONE of Zimbabwe’s leading tourist attractions, the Gonarezhou National Park, has embraced solar energy in the wake of insufficient electricity supply in the Southern African country. Park operators are making the most of the vast sunshine available, with the 5 000-square kilometre animal sanctuary located […]

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 […]

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