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South Africa

South Africa’s plan to move away from coal: 8 steps to make it succeed

      By Ricardo Amansure, Stellenbosch University   The South African government’s Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan was launched in November 2023. It is a roadmap guiding the country away from reliance on coal-fired power towards renewable energy alternatives by 2027. It aims to include all communities and workers who will be affected by the energy transition. The plan says everyone should have access to electricity through a mix […]

todayMay 10, 2024 7

Business / Economics

Aspirations and reality of Namibia’s Green Hydrogen dream – Dr. Hage Geingob

      By Josef Kefas Sheehama   His Excellency Dr. Geingob's vision has been realized as Namibia has made major strides to establish itself as a major player in the world of green hydrogen production. The transformation of Namibia's economy and the realization of green hydrogen in the country were spearheaded by Dr. Geingob. Drawing on the proverb that states “Rome was not built in a day”. This serves […]

todayMay 8, 2024 9


Ghana’s decades-old ambition to build an integrated aluminium industry faces a new hurdle: the clean energy transition

    By Theophilus Acheampong, University of Aberdeen and Matthew Tyce, King's College London   It has been more than 60 years since Ghana’s first post-independence leader Kwame Nkrumah first mooted the idea that Ghana should produce aluminium from the country’s ample supply of bauxite. Under the Volta River Project, Nkrumah’s vision was to construct a dam on Ghana’s Volta River to provide dedicated electricity to a newly built smelter. […]

todayMarch 26, 2024 3


76% of Africa’s energy could come from renewable sources by 2040: here’s how

    By Christiane Zarfl, University of Tübingen and Rebecca Peters, University of Tübingen   Over half of Africa’s people – about 600 million – lack access to even the bare minimum of electricity. The tough question to answer is how access can be extended without adding to global warming by relying on fossil fuels. We – a team from Rwanda and Germany who work in the field of renewable […]

todayMarch 19, 2024 19


Special Economic Zones are propelling Africa’s green hydrogen drive

      By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency   When Egypt, a prominent player in green hydrogen development in Africa, recently announced seven new upcoming projects worth US$40 billion to be rolled out over the next decade, it noted that the projects would be positioned in one location: a special economic zone (SEZ). The new projects announced by Egypt's cabinet in February, together with ongoing developments not only in […]

todayMarch 11, 2024 13

South Africa

Corruption and clean energy in South Africa: economic model shows trust in government is linked to takeup of renewables

    By Roula Inglesi-Lotz, University of Pretoria   South Africa relies heavily on energy from coal-fired power stations, which emit large quantities of carbon. But making the transition to greater use of renewable energies, such as solar, is being hampered by a number of factors. Chief among them is corruption, which is affecting the quality of institutions. In a recent paper I set out how perceptions of corruption in […]

todayFebruary 19, 2024 2


Africa’s battery manufacturing activity is charging ahead

  By Bonface Orucho, via bird story agency Africa is leading a homegrown revolution in battery manufacturing, leveraging its abundant green mineral resources and clean energy to feed surging global demand for clean, green, renewable energy storage. Strategic partnerships between countries and investment partners are gaining momentum, aiming to transform the continent, currently a net importer of batteries, into a self-sufficient region capable of meeting the growing battery storage demand […]

todayJanuary 31, 2024 5


African countries at COP28: several big wins and a united voice

  By Bamidele Olajide, University of Lagos African countries entered the recent COP28 negotiations on climate change in high spirits. Before this conference, in September, African government leaders, policymakers, activists and other groups from the continent met at the African Climate Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The African position and expectations for COP28 were shaped at this summit by the adoption of the Nairobi Declaration. Africa’s main agenda at COP28, hosted […]

todayDecember 14, 2023 6


Namibia harnessing power of renewable energy: Geingob

President Hage Geingob on Saturday said Namibia is harnessing the power of renewable energy to propel a new era of economic growth that is both environmentally conscious and socially inclusive. Geingob made the pledge at the Global Renewables and Energy Efficiency Pledge during COP28 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), saying Namibia is positioning itself as a hub for renewable energy innovation, driving green industrialisation that creates jobs, […]

todayDecember 4, 2023 2