Renewable Energy in Africa

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With a sixth of the world’s population, Africa generates a measly four percent of the world’s electricity, three-quarters of which is used by South Africa and northern Africa. According to World Bank statistics, more than 500 million Africans (almost two-thirds of the total population) have no access to “modern energy.” Hydropower accounts for around 45% […]

Wind Energy in South Africa

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South Africa is endowed with adequate renewable energy resources which can make a substantial compliment to the country’s energy mix in order to address both the energy deficit and the heavy carbon footprint. South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable resources in the form of solar and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy […]

COP21: A Message from Sudan

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On Monday November 30th the COP21 commenced in Paris with a leaders’ event at Le Bourget. Each head of state carried out a speech, and statements were different in their contexts let alone the fact that some heads of state had the opportunity to speak and skipped their turn. It is maybe because they are […]

Solar Energy in South Africa

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South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources in the form of solar, biomass and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy Policy, released in 2003, supported the development of alternative energy systems with an ambitious target of generating 10,000GWh green electricity by 2013. The growing climate change concerns related to burning […]

Biomass Energy in Africa: An Overview

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In recent years, there has been renewed interest in biomass energy in Africa, primarily due to growing environmental crisis, energy security concerns and rapid increase in fossil fuel prices. Africa’s convertible currency earnings are very low due to poor world market prices and decreased volumes of its commodity exports. Consequently, it is estimated that, petroleum imports as […]

Bioenergy Sector in South Africa

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South Africa is endowed with abundant renewable energy resources in the form of biomass, solar and wind energy. The Government’s White Paper on Renewable Energy Policy, released in 2003, supports the development of alternative energy systems with an ambitious target of generating 10,000 GWh green electricity by 2013. The introduction of Renewable Energy Feed-in-Tariff (REFIT) […]