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South Africa’s green nation status improves – Global Status Report

The world experienced its largest increase in green, renewable energy in 2015, adding over 147 gigawatts of wind, solar and other...

Africa Progress Report speaks of continent’s green energy leaders

African countries are emerging as global green energy leaders, although electricity constraints still hamper growth in many regions of the continent. The Africa Progress Report points to inequality in pricing and a need for greater investment.

R3bn solar plants unveiled in Northern Cape

South Africa set to become global leader of green energy

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced plans to expand South Africa's renewable energy sector by adding another 6 300MW of wind and solar power to the 5 243MW the government programme already buys from the private sector.

Linzi Lewis: eco-warrior for environmental awareness

Linzi LewisLinzi Lewis wears many hats; she describes herself as an urban geographer and ethno-botanist. Fiercely protective of her Mother Earth, she says she is constantly mindful of her relationship between herself and the planet.

Electrify Africa: bringing light to the dark continent

Half-a-billion people in Africa have no access to a reliable electricity supply and must use expensive and unhealthy alternatives, like diesel generators. With its Power Africa initiative, the US and its partners plan to change this. It is perhaps the largest of several projects on the go.

Linzi Lewis: eco-warrior for environmental awareness

Linzi LewisLinzi Lewis wears many hats; she describes herself as an urban geographer and ethno-botanist. Fiercely protective of her Mother Earth, she says she is constantly mindful of her relationship between herself and the planet.

Khwezi Oils shakes up South Africa’s green fuel market

Brian Mpono is a green crusader who walks the talk. He enriches local households, buying their waste cooking oil, and sells the refined biofuel product on to local businesses to fuel their operations.

Easy way to back renewable energy

Nedbank has developed South Africa's first investment product, the Green Savings Bond, for environment-minded citizens who want to save more and at the same time participate in funding renewable energy projects in the country.

African adventure for electric car

A daring Frenchman has set out on an unassisted 5 000km journey across Africa in an electric car, relying on help from local people to get him to Johannesburg. The trip aims to promote the use of green energy for transport.
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