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Gas to assist in Covid recovery - report

By: Esmarie Iannucci     10th August 2020 – The global gas industry is expected to play a ‘vital role’ in economic recovery post Covid-19, and in a cleaner energy future, a new report by the International Gas Union (IGU) has found. In its Global Gas Report 2020, the IGU noted that after growing by more than 2% in 2019, global gas use is... 

Coca-Cola changes Sprite packaging to increase recycling

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th August 2020 The Coca-Cola Company in South Africa has stopped the production of Sprite’s iconic green packaging to produce fresh, new clear polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottle packaging. The transition to clear packaging means that more Sprite bottles can be collected, recycled and reused to make... 

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis economic recovery. Clean energy and the innovative technologies that accompany it, represent a critical catalyst for... 

Schneider Electric shows they are acting to build a green and inclusive future for all through H1 extra-financial results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st July 2020 Schneider Electric exceeds their year-end target, taking their overall performance for avoiding primary resource consumption to just over 126,000 metric tons The Group reaffirms its commitment to achieve 2020 goals and looks ahead at the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals 

Brazilian major Vale piloting electric locomotive

By: Mariaan Webb     29th July 2020 Diversified mining major Vale, in partnership with Progress Rail – part of US group Caterpillar – is developing a new 100% electric, battery-powered switchyard locomotive. The initiative forms part of the iron-ore miner’s strategy of reducing direct and indirect emissions (Scope 1 and 2). The... 

Regulation, collaboration needed to fast-track global circular economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 European Green Deal, Covid-19 and new technology change environmental landscape Cross sector collaboration and enabling regulatory frameworks, as well as technology innovation, can fast track the achievement of circular economy goals. This is according to industry experts who were participating... 

MoU signed to further geoscience research in British Columbia

By: Donna Slater     24th July 2020 A three-year memorandum of understanding (MoU), signed between Geoscience BC and the British Columbia Geological Survey, will provide a framework to jointly identify public mineral geoscience needs in the province, standardise data collection and public access to data and leverage resources to... 

Schneider Electric Wins Industrial Energy Efficiency Award at Hannover Messe for SF6-Free Medium Voltage Switchgear

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 The company received the prize for its new SM AirSeT medium voltage switchgear, which uses pure air instead of the industry-standard SF6 greenhouse gas commonly used for grid and industrial electrical installations Schneider won the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award in the “Energy Economy”... 

Tradeshift and Raindew Trade launches USD1.5 billion Covid-19 liquidity support and digitisation drive for supply chains in Africa

16th July 2020 The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus pandemic has caused severe supply chain disruptions and constraints on economies around the world, including African economies. 

Platinum jewellery becoming more attractive as Covid-19 lockdowns ease

By: Donna Slater     14th July 2020 As manufacturers report greater demand volumes and retailers having confirmed a steady increase in business in April and May, platinum marketing organisation the Platinum Guild International (PGI) reports that the Chinese jewellery industry is in the beginning stages of a V-shaped recovery... 

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