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Hydropower damages river systems in Africa: how more solar and wind power can solve this problem

      By Angelo Carlino, Carnegie Science; Andrea Castelletti, Polytechnic University of Milan, and Rafael Schmitt, Stanford University     Across the African continent, more than 300 new hydropower projects are planned to meet the growing demand for electricity. Some of these will require big dams, which can have major negative environmental impacts. Another looming problem with hydropower is that the water cycle is affected by climate change. Water […]

todayJune 7, 2024 12


Namibia’s Rating Upgraded: Importance for the Country and Its People

      By Josef Kefas Sheehama     Periodically, the Namibian government establishes policies to address the unstable state of the economy. Encouraging economic growth requires policymakers to put in place measures that support investment, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Therefore, the government can assist in fostering an environment that is conducive to business and promotes employment and economic growth. As an Independent Economic and Business Researcher, I therefore wholeheartedly commend the […]

todayJune 6, 2024 12


Europe’s hydrogen rush targets Tunisia, other sunny African countries

          By Bonface Orucho, bird story agency     TE H2, a joint venture that includes involves TotalEnergies (as the major partner), EREN Groupe, and Austria’s leading electricity company, VERBUND, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Tunisia to explore the viability of this project, according to a press statement. The move is just the latest in a flurry of announcements involving […]

todayMay 31, 2024 9

South Africa

Power cuts have hit South Africa’s labour market hard: the biggest toll has been on jobs – new research

      By Haroon Bhorat, University of Cape Town and Timothy Köhler     Access to electricity – measured by the share of individuals who use electricity as their main energy source – has significantly improved in lower-income countries in recent decades. Thanks to large-scale rural electrification and infrastructure development programmes, 90% of the population in these countries had access by 2021, up from about 74% at the turn […]

todayMay 30, 2024 12

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 12

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 18


Electricity from farm waste: how biogas could help Malawians with no power

      By Ehiaze Ehimen, Atlantic Technological University and Thomas Robin, Atlantic Technological University   In sub-Saharan Africa, over 600 million people (more than 50% of the population) are without access to electricity. Malawi has one of the world’s lowest electricity access rates – just 14.1% of the total population have access to the main grid. In rural areas, the electrification access rate is even lower, estimated at 5.6% […]

todayMay 2, 2024 12

Business / Economics

German and Namibian delegates discuss second hydrogen plant with President Nangolo Mbumba

Special Envoy for German-Namibian climate and energy relations, Rainer Baake, and Presidential Advisor and Hydrogen Commissioner, James Mnyupe, have visited President Nangolo Mbumba at State House this morning to discuss the possibility of establishing another hydrogen plant in Opuwo following a HyIron tour. Here’s Baake.   James Mnyupe says that the government has identified the area's potential for hydroelectric facilities.

todayApril 24, 2024 6

South Africa

South Africa’s electricity crisis: a series of failures over 30 years have left a dim legacy

      By Mark Swilling, Stellenbosch University   In 1994, apartheid ended and the African National Congress (ANC) won South Africa’s first ever democratic elections, promising “Electricity for All” as part of its Reconstruction and Development Programme. Back then only 36% of all South Africans had electricity in their homes. The development programme promised to double that number by electrifying an additional 2.5 million homes by 2000. This seemed […]

todayApril 19, 2024 8