Germany to Phase out Coal by 2030

Germany intends to phase out coal use by 2030, eight years sooner than previously envisaged. The country intends to generate 80 percent of its electricity through renewable sources in the same year. According to the BBC, Olaf Scholz, the Social Democratic Party’s leader, unveiled the idea in November 2021 as part of a pact that would see the former vice-chancellor, who would succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor, lead a three-way coalition with the Greens and Free Democrats.

South Africa Secures $8.5billion to Quit Coal – a Partnership Towards a Just Energy Transition

At the COP26 Summit, South Africa announced that it secured  $8.5 billion in grants and low-interest loans over the next five years. The program, which is funded by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the European Union, aims to achieve the lower bound of South Africa’s Paris Agreement emission targets, which aim to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels.

Waste Management: An important tool to ensure environmental sustainability

In the previous two decades of the twenty-first century, the mean annual temperature in Africa increased by 1.7 degrees Celsius and temperatures are anticipated to grow faster than the global average in the next two decades. This will have detrimental effects on livelihoods, health and sanitation, water access, agricultural production and urban infrastructure. Africa contributes only…

QAIR AND STOA JOIN FORCES TO INVEST IN AFRICAN RENEWABLE ENERGY STARTING WITH BURKINA FASO

Qair, an independent French renewable energy producer, and STOA, an investment fund of the Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), launched the joint platform MIHIA Holding (Make It Happen In Africa)  in October 2021 to invest in African renewable energy projects beginning with a 24 MWp solar project in Burkina Faso.