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In Hunt for Clean Jet Fuel, South Africa Swaps Tobacco for Weeds

In Hunt for Clean Jet Fuel, South Africa Swaps Tobacco for Weeds

When a South African Airways Boeing 737 took off from O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg two years ago, headed for Cape Town, it was powered by an unusual fuel: tobacco. South Africa hasn’t yet repeated the jet biofuel feat, but in an effort to cut its climate-changing emissions and promote greener power the country’s […]

Why Waiakea Water is the Best

Why Waiakea Water is the Best

Many people are starting to make the switch from their traditional tap water with bottled water and for many reasons too. Some like it because of the accessibility, while others like it for the taste and quality. Whatever the case may be, bottled water can be a safer alternative to water that you get from […]

Mozambique Severe Drought Affects Electricity Generation

Mozambique Severe Drought Affects Electricity Generation

The severe drought that has affected parts of Mozambique and the Southern Africa region in two last years has contributed to reducing electricity generation at the Cahora Bassa dam (HCB), on the Zambezi river, in the western Mozambican province of Tete. Nelson Beete, executive director of Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa (HCB), the company that operates […]

Trouble for Olusegun Obasanjo As Nigerian Govt Revisits Probe of $16bn Power Spending

Trouble for Olusegun Obasanjo As Nigerian Govt Revisits Probe of $16bn Power Spending

Abuja — There are indications that former President Olusegun Obasanjo may be in for serious trouble, as the federal government plans to begin a fresh probe of how $16billion earmarked for power projects during his administration was spent. This is coming just as President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday challenged Obasanjo to show Nigerians the electricity he […]

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off- grid solar will bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa. The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables forecasts that […]

African national oil companies (NOCs) need to evolve for the future in light of a challenging and disruptive environment: PwC analysis

African national oil companies (NOCs) need to evolve for the future in light of a challenging and disruptive environment: PwC analysis

NOCs across Africa have an enormous opportunity to secure a more sustainable future by transforming into “national energy companies” (‘NECs’), escaping the economic trap of a lower oil price and embracing the disruptive forces unleashed by climate change and a lowcarbon world. A new era of lower oil prices is challenging business models that have […]

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Madagascar to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country and work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300MW by 2019. The agreement was signed together with project partners TSK and in the presence of Günter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s […]

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

Every year, the Iconic Awards recognize visionary buildings, innovative products, and sustainable communication in the sectors of architecture, construction, industry and production industry. This year, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, has been announced as the winner of nine coveted awards in the categories “Product”, “Communication” and “Architecture”. The official award ceremony will […]

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

A bright future for Ugandan oil and gas sector

The International Monetary Fund recently stated that the oil reserves in Uganda may account for around four percent of the country’s economy annually in the next few years if managed well. These sentiments were echoed by speakers and delegates attending the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit in Kampala Uganda. Addressing government officials and delegates, […]

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy. Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service (www.Lumos-Global.com), which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity. […]

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