Category archives for: Solar & wind

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 […]

Potential ‘Marikana’ feared in renewable energy sector

Solar

by ALICESTINE OCTOBER in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – FAILURE to include and inform local communities about multibillion-rand renewable energy projects could result in deadly protests, experts have warned the continent. The warning came as enabling economic transformation and job creation through energy generation projects came under the spotlight at the African Utility […]

Diamond boost for African Utility Week 2018

African Utility Week

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for next week’s African Utility Week (AUW) have received a major boost after Lucy Electric confirmed its longstanding partnership for the event. The company will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at the summit scheduled for Cape Town from May 15-17. Rick St John, Business Development Director (Africa) for […]

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