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Sanedi argues coal still important in energy mix as SA faces darkness

Independent online (SA) 01 Dec 2023
“The point is that South Africa, and indeed the world, needs a mix of energy sources,” Melamane said ... South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan places coal status at more than 80% of the energy mix, with coal expected to remain the dominant energy source for the foreseeable future, ...

Deliver adequate finance to meet Global South goal: PM

Hindustan Times 01 Dec 2023
Dubai. Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a high-level event on Green Credits Programme during the COP28, in UAE, Friday, Dec. 1, 2023. (PTI) ... Join Now ... It follows a $4.5 billion commitment for clean energy projects in Africa earlier in the year. Get Latest World News and Election Results along with Latest News from India at Hindustan Times ....

Africa urges a spotlight on climate finance as the world heads to Conference of the Parties (COP28)

Business Ghana 30 Nov 2023
During COP28, the African Development Bank will also cement funding commitments for its $10-billion Alliance for Green Infrastructure in Africa (AGIA) ... “Africa is blessed with the largest sources of renewable energy in the world, renewables from solar, hydro, wind and geothermal ... We must fully unlock Africa’s renewable energy potential.

Accelerated energy transition could create 40 million jobs by 2050, Irena says

The National 30 Nov 2023
The world needs to triple its renewable energy capacity by 2030 ... Renewable energy is expected to make up nearly half of the global electricity mix by 2030 under current policies, but “stronger” measures would be required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, the agency said in its World Energy Outlook last month ... Energy This Week.

The impact of climate on health in Africa poses a serious threat

The National 30 Nov 2023
The Covid-19 pandemic has already laid bare the vulnerabilities of global health systems, but for Africa, an even larger threat looms on the horizon – the existential danger posed by climate change ... In Africa, climate change is not a distant threat but a present and alarming reality ... The world needs to triple its renewable energy capacity by 2030.

What is Africa’s goal at COP28 as the climate summit begins?

Al Jazeera 29 Nov 2023
Already, Africa is warming faster than the rest of the world, according to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, and sea levels here are rising faster than the global average ... Although Africa holds 40 percent of the world’s solar energy potential, for example, it has less than 1 percent installed capacity.

As World Terrorism Continues to Rise, Moscow Goes Nuclear in Africa

The Epoch Times 29 Nov 2023
JOHANNESBURG—A few weeks ago, with eyes focused on the horrors unfolding in the Middle East, a stroke of a pen in a tiny country in West Africa made the world ...

“We’re not a charity” - Volkswagen boss casts doubt on future of SA plant

Independent online (SA) 27 Nov 2023
South Africa’s vehicle manufacturing industry is facing unprecedented challenges as the world shifts rapidly to New Energy Vehicles. Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA), for instance, produces the Polo in prolific numbers for world markets, but with that model facing an uncertain ...

Renewables alone cannot sustain SA’s energy needs – PwC report

Mail Guardian South Africa 23 Nov 2023
A report by accounting firm PwC released this week has said that renewable energy alone cannot sustain South Africa’s energy needs, and that the country should consider gas-to-power as an alternative to coal to complement the increase of renewables ... “ was the first year that a quarter of the energy was generated with clean technology in Africa.

European Union pushes forward its ‘G20 Compact with Africa’

B & FT Online 23 Nov 2023
... especially Africa’s potential for renewable energy ... The concessional finance forms part of the $8.8 billion in climate financing offered to South Africa by some of the world’s richest nations in a 2021 agreement known as the Just Energy Transition Partnership.

'Developed countries need to provide viable alternatives to coal'

Khaleejtimes 22 Nov 2023
In fact, according to energy think tank Ember, South Africa is ranked eighth in the world in terms of coal use for electricity generation. Saad Cachalia, Ambassador of South Africa to the UAE, notes that this makes the country's transition to renewable energy somewhat challenging ... South Africa is flooding and getting snow.

SA must exploit all baseload energy sources to solve energy crisis, says Sanedi

Independent online (SA) 22 Nov 2023
... Just Energy Transition Investment Plan ... However, in view of the fact that 82% of energy sources in the world are from fossil fuels, this conference must help us determine how best South Africa can manage its transition, given its endowment with these fossil fuels,” Nkabane said.

2023 Ghana Energy Awards: BOST CEO is Energy Personality of the Year

B & FT Online 21 Nov 2023
Endorsed by the Ministry of Energy and World Energy Council Ghana, the event emphasised different sector agencies’ strategic roles in achieving national energy transition objectives ... including the World Energy Council Vice Chair for Africa and Secretary General-Africa Petroleum Producers Organisation, Dr.

South Africa gets more funding for the just energy transition

Mail Guardian South Africa 21 Nov 2023
The International Partners Group (IPG) has increased its funding for South Africa’s just energy transition from $8.5 billion to $9.3 billion. The agreements involve concessional financing from the World Bank, Germany and the African Development Bank (AfDB) which proposed €500 million.