Zimbabwe should initiate dialogue on mainstreaming renewable energy

By Wallace Mawire Zimbabwe needs to start discussions on what happens to workers in the coal mining sector and   downstream activities when renewable energy becomes widespread and export markets for coal start to diminish. According to Tendayi Marowa, Vice-Chairman of the Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe (BCSDZ) technical committee on energy and climate change, […]

Solar energy to the rescue in cyclone-hit Chimanimani

By Pamenus Tuso Gas and solar energy have filled the electricity generation gap in the Cyclone Idai hit districts of Chimanimani and Chipinge in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland province. Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique were hit by the deadly tropical Cyclone which destroyed bridges, roads and electricity lines among other devastating infrastructural damages. According to the United Nations, […]

EDITORIAL COMMENT : Cyclone Idai: Wake-up call to climate change

For doubting Thomases, Tropical Cyclone Idai brings vital lessons that climate change is now with us. The deadly cyclone, whose effects were mainly felt in Manicaland, left death and destruction of property in its wake. The increase in cyclones and other extreme weather phenomena like droughts and floods, clearly indicate that climate change effects are […]

After floods drench eastern Zimbabwe, water shortages parch Harare

Climate change is bringing more weather extremes, and Zimbabwe this year is suffering from opposite crises at once: floods and drought As eastern Zimbabwe struggles with the aftermath of floods that have killed nearly 270 people and destroyed homes and roads, other parts of Zimbabwe are facing a very different crisis: too little water. Lake […]

Zimbabwe: Solar Buses for Harare

A Chinese company, China Nanchang Engineering, has approached Harare City Council with a deal to supply 600 green energy (solar-powered) buses and additional fixed and working capital to service routes in Greater Harare Metropolitan. The project will include a central business district (CBD) shuttle service and the Harare Urban Route will service all suburban routes. […]

Schools should embrace renewable energy technologies

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Rural and urban schools have been urged to embrace renewable energy technologies particularly solar to assist in their learning activities. With the power outages being experienced in the country and the high costs of electricity, solar energy could be the answer to learning activities at schools.  Masvingo provincial education director Zediuos Chitiga, […]

Solar energy fortunes for the elderly

By Pamenus Tuso The lives of elderly people in Sizinda and Tshabalala high density suburbs in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo is  set to significantly  improve following the setting up  of a solar driven horticulture irrigation scheme in the area by a local organisation ,Trace the Fortune of the  Elderly (Trace). The project which is […]

Inaction as a curse in climate change deliverables

Despite climate change being just a buzz word and phenomena, with the media mouth-pieces and platforms screaming about climate change universals and ethical considerations — including climate action practices, all forms of climate change coverages around the world should translate into meaningful action strategies. As they practise these climate fundamentals, they will be advocating for […]