President Hage Geingob stated in his New Year’s speech that Namibia will receive N$100 million in concession fees from HYPHEN, the preferred bidder for the
Understanding the impact of a ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ on African Economies and Livelihoods: Defining a ‘Just Transition’
In May 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published a report called ‘Net-Zero by 2050: A Roadmap for the Global Energy Sector’ with an emphasis on the necessity to make a radical shift away from fossil fuels to achieve neutral greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. While the latter may be a desirable goal, the impact of such a rapid and one-sided transition must be weighted against its impact on African economies and livelihoods.
The Eu’s Plan to Label Natural Gas and Nuclear Energy as Sustainable — is This Move Good for the African Continent?
The EU stated on January 1, 2022, that it sees a role for gas and nuclear energy “as a method of facilitating the transition to a largely renewable energy future”. The commission’s drive to classify nuclear energy and natural gas as environmentally friendly investments comes after months of discussion and political lobbying.
Building Strategic Alliances in the Renewable Energy Sector in Africa: Investing in a Future Saudi-Chinese-Japanese Project?
As the renewable energy sector in Africa is booming, it becomes increasingly more important to talk about international cooperation and the impact of regional
The Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the United Kingdom’s North Sea, owned by the Danish energy company Ørsted, has generated its first electricity. Ørsted stated that the project’s offshore substation (OSS) and reactive compensation station (RCS) will be completed in late 2021, pending final approval from the Department of Energy.
In 2021, nearly 290 GW of new renewable power was installed, a 3% increase over 2020’s already exceptional growth. In 2021, solar PV accounted for
A huge revolution is taking place in the global energy system right now, and in the decades to come, energy systems around the world will become increasingly decentralized, digitalized, and decarbonized.
Renewable Energy Storage Potential in Africa and How Germany Has Been Able to Use Energy Storage to Improve Its Economy
According to World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “Battery storage can help countries leapfrog to the next generation of power generation technology, expand energy access, and set the stage for much cleaner, more stable energy systems.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW): Promoting a Green and Just Transition in Africa’s ‘Hotspots’ such as Mpumalanga
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which took place virtually from October 25th-29th 2021, was celebrated under this year’s banner ‘Towards 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System’ just before COP26 kicked off in Glasgow.
As a usual practice, in 2020, the WEC prepared the annual World Energy Trilemma Index intending to shed light on the relative energy performance of different countries, which were assessed in relation to energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability.
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.
Glasgow/Rome, 31st October 2021 – From 30th to 31st October, the G20 met at the occasion of the Rome Summit in Italy at the same