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Modules finalisation nearing completion

By: Halima Frost     25th January 2019 The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (Saretec) has taken on the custodian role as the national renewable-energy-sector educator and hopes to have finalised all five occupational certificates of the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Qualification through its collaboration with Manufacturing,... 

Decentralisation key to empowering energy consumers – WEC

By: Anine Kilian     16th November 2017 Digitisation and distributed energy resources are helping to facilitate a new trend of empowered consumers and, provided that governments and regulators allow for it, consumers can play a key role in the grand energy transition, a new report released by the World Energy Council (WEC) states.... 

AfDB approves its second climate change action plan

By: Anine Kilian     9th November 2017 The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved the ‘Africa Thriving and Resilient: The Bank Group’s Second Climate Change Action Plan, 2016-2020’ (CCAP2).  “The approval of this document is propitious as it echoes the ongoing discussions at Conference of the Parties (COP) 23 in Bonn, Germany,... 

Relationship between agriculture, climate change should be prioritised

By: Anine Kilian     19th October 2017 A firm decision needs to be made on how to mitigate against the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, which is facing increased environmental impacts, University of South Africa (Unisa) Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate research assistant Bongani Chavalala said on Wednesday.... 

Unesco to conduct mining impact study on world heritage site

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd July 2015 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has requested Canada to invite a reactive monitoring mission to conduct an indepth investigation of how Wood Buffalo National Park, in Alberta, is being impacted by hydroelectric and oil and gas development. The park was... 

Better receivers, engineering benefit MeerKAT, SKA

By: Schalk Burger     10th April 2015 Multiple and more sensitive receivers are being deployed on the 64 antennas of the MeerKAT radio telescope array, which will improve the scientific data it gathers, says Square Kilometre Array (SKA) South Africa science and engineering associate director professor Justin Jonas. “The good design... 

Recycling project deals with tyre waste troubles

By: Ilan Solomons     14th February 2014 Sustainability solutions company GCX Africa reports that it has completed the design and registration of a new carbon project methodology for tyre recycling, following the completion of a rigorous validation and verification process. After working on the project for over a year, it was approved... 

LDCs demand clarity on climate-change mitigation finance from developed States 

By: Natalie Greve     14th June 2013 The United Nations (UN) Least Developed Countries (LDCs) collective has requested that industrialised nations provide detailed information about the finance they are willing to provide to aid vulnerable States in their adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change. This information should be... 

Company Announcement: World Wind Energy Award 2012 goes to the Hepburn Community Wind Farm in Australia

6th July 2012 On the occasion of the 11th World Wind Energy Conference 2012 in Bonn, Germany, the Board of the World Wind Energy Association has decided to give the World Wind Energy Award 2012 to the Hepburn Community Wind Farm in Victoria/Australia and its initiators 

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