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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.

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa takes the green road

South Africa is taking bold steps to fight climate change, from investing heavily in the green economy to promoting renewable energy resources and green building practices. Its focus is heavily underlined by its development finance institution, the Industrial Development Corporation, which has a key focus on the sector.
South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

South Africa’s Sere wind farm plugged in

Eskom’s first large scale renewable energy project, the Sere wind farm, in the Western Cape has been plugged into the national grid, with the ability to light up some 30 000 homes.
AfDB approves loan for South African solar project

AfDB approves loan for South African solar project

The African Development Bank has approved a $142-million loan to help fund the construction of a $908-million, 100 MW concentrating solar power plant in the Northern Cape - the bank's first loan for a renewable energy project in South Africa.
'Huge potential' for BRICS science collaboration

‘Huge potential’ for BRICS science collaboration

Biotechnology, space science and renewable energy offer "real opportunities for extensive cooperation" between the BRICS countries, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom said at the first BRICS Science, Technology and Innovation Ministerial Meeting outside Cape Town on Monday.
SA renewables drive draws investors

German firm wins major SA solar contract

German company Juwi AG has landed its biggest ever solar contract, to help build an 86MW solar park in Prieska in the Northern Cape, thanks to South Africa's renewable energy programme for independent power producers.
Bank opens Africa's first 'green' outlet

Bank opens Africa’s first ‘green’ outlet

Nedbank has opened the continent's first bank that runs entirely on renewable energy. Its innovative hybrid system uses solar and wind energy, enabling the bank to not only save electricity but even offset its consumption by feeding electricity back to the national grid.
Danish backing for SA renewable energy

Danish backing for SA renewable energy

Denmark has committed to help South Africa move towards a low-carbon economy by assisting in the growth of the country's renewable energy capacity, particularly in the field of wind-based electricity generation.

Sunlight transforms communities

A South African company has developed a mobile kitchen unit that is making it possible to cook in an environment-responsible and cost-effective way.

SA punts 'green' initiatives at COP 17

US, SA to sign $2bn green energy deal

The US Export-Import Bank is to offer US$2-billion in loans to South Africa to fund renewable energy projects involving US firms, the bank's chief said on the sidelines of the South Africa-United States business summit in Johannesburg on Monday.


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