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Renewable energy: Future of SADC energy sector

Renewable energy: Future of SADC energy sector

06 Feb 15  News
Access to clean sustainable energy has become part of the international development agenda during the past two decades, reflecting the global recognition of the important role that...
Boosting solar energy capacity in Africa

Boosting solar energy capacity in Africa

03 Feb 15  News
Sub-Saharan Africa is rich in energy resources but its potential remains mostly untapped. Despite the abundance of sunlight, solar projects have been developed slowly and often ine...
Policy reforms and investment needed to curb the shortfall in Africa’s energy sector

Policy reforms and investment needed to curb the shortfall in Africa’s energy sector

02 Feb 15  News
The conclusion of the World Economic Forum raises concerns – particularly for Africa – as to how important issues discussed at the meeting will be addressed. Sustainable energy...
Bold energy reforms needed across major emerging economies to sustain economic growth and tackle sustainability challenges

Bold energy reforms needed across major emerging economies to sustain economic growth and tackle sustainability challenges

18 Dec 14  News
Major emerging economies should push forward with policies to address high energy intensity and corrosive energy subsidies, and to encourage wider investment, according to the Worl...
Trade Remedies: Targeting the Renewable Energy Sector

Trade Remedies: Targeting the Renewable Energy Sector

11 Dec 14  News
This publication was commissioned for and forms part of the background documentation for an ad hoc expert group, entitled: “Trade Remedies in Green Sectors: the Case of Renewabl...
Energy Sector Capacity Building Diagnostic and Needs Assessment Study

Energy Sector Capacity Building Diagnostic and Needs Assessment Study

24 Nov 14  News
The African Development Bank’s NEPAD Regional Integration and Trade Department (ONRI), has published the Energy Sector Capacity Building Diagnostic and Needs Assessment Study. T...
Five countries bid to host SADC renewable energy centre

Five countries bid to host SADC renewable energy centre

13 Nov 14  News
At least five countries are vying for the right to host the proposed regional centre for the promotion of renewable energy in southern Africa. According to a recent meeting of the...
Time to upscale renewable energy

Time to upscale renewable energy

11 Nov 14  News
It is no longer a secret. The world is fast running out of traditional energy sources such as coal. Furthermore, emissions from these fossil fuels have increased climate warming an...
Africa’s transforming energy sector demands new approach from industry players

Africa’s transforming energy sector demands new approach from industry players

07 Nov 14  News
The global energy industry is undergoing a seismic shift, in part driven by development of new, unconventional sources of energy, such as shale gas, tight oils, coal seam gas and o...
Obama’s Power Africa and the continent's Energy problems

Obama’s Power Africa and the continent's Energy problems

31 Oct 14  News
Power Africa, an initiative started by President Barack Obama, looks to all resources to meet high energy demands. The initiative looks to increase the number of people who have a...
Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa

Energy sector is key to powering prosperity in sub-Saharan Africa

14 Oct 14  News
IEA World Energy Outlook Special Report finds that action in the energy sector could unleash an extra decade of growth Increasing access to modern forms of energy is crucial to un...
Africa is moving against the tide to ensure water, food and energy security in a changing climate

Africa is moving against the tide to ensure water, food and energy security in a changing climate

19 Sep 14  News
Africa plans to lay out a strong case for increased investments in the water, food and energy sectors at the UN Climate Summit in New York to be held on 23 September, according to ...
Botswana: Energy Policy to be in place by 2015

Botswana: Energy Policy to be in place by 2015

19 Aug 14  News
The Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Kitso Mokaila has revealed that government is currently drafting an energy policy. The policy is expected to map out a successf...
Renewable energy capacity and trade in renewable energy products – a review of developments in 2013

Renewable energy capacity and trade in renewable energy products – a review of developments in 2013

25 Jun 14  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the recently-released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (RE...
Using trade policy to address renewable energy access challenges in Africa

Using trade policy to address renewable energy access challenges in Africa

12 Jun 14  News
What role can trade policy play in tackling the various challenges that prevent a large-scale deployment of renewable energy systems in Africa?  Estimates from the Internatio...

Africa Clean Energy Corridor to boost renewable energy

20 Mar 14  News
Energy ministers and delegates from 19 countries committed to the creation of an ambitious initiative, the Africa Clean Energy Corridor, at a meeting in Abu Dhabi, convened by the ...
The status of renewable energy in Africa

The status of renewable energy in Africa

14 Aug 13  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses the main findings of the Renewables 2013 Global Status Report in the context of recent developments in Africa Recently the Ren...
Energy services developments in the Southern African region

Energy services developments in the Southern African region

29 Mar 10  Discussion
JB Cronjé, tralac Researcher, discusses the energy services developments in the Southern African Region. The energy sector provides essential backbone support to almost all econo...

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