COP24: UN climate change conference, what’s at stake and what you need to know

As global temperatures continue to rise, climate action is lagging and the window of opportunity is closing. On Sunday, the United Nations will kick off critical negotiations on how to address the problem collectively and urgently, during a two-week climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, known as “COP24”. Thousands of world leaders, experts, activists, creative […]

Advertising ‘Sun in a box’ system can beat Li-ion batteries over store renewable energy: Study

The researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) estimate that such a system would be vastly more affordable than lithium-ion batteries, that has long been considered a viable method for renewable energy storage. MIT scientists have designed a system that could store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver it back into […]

Brazil withdraws candidacy to host 2019 UN climate conference COP25

Foreign Ministry spokesman Marco Bernardy said Wednesday that Brazil is withdrawing its candidacy to host the 2019 U.N. Climate Change Conference because of budget constraints. However, environmental groups say the decision is a nod to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who promised during his campaign to pull Brazil out of the Paris Accord on climate change. Bolsonaro has vowed to help Brazil’s […]

Divide Continues Between Nations and Companies at United Nations Climate Talks

Divisions deepened at the U.N. climate talks Thursday, pitting rich nations against poor ones, oil exporters against vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared to act on global warming against those who want to wait and see. The stakes were raised by a scientific report that warned achieving the most ambitious target in the 2015 […]

Total goes solar

Total Cambodge, a subsidiary of France-based petroleum firm Total Group, has moved into the solar sector, aiming to provide sustainable energy solutions to Cambodian companies. The result is Total Solar, a business which is now being registered with the Ministry of Commerce, after the group submitted an application last year. “If we look at the […]

S.Africa: 100MW Karoshoek Solar One project goes live

The Karoshoek Solar One project went live in Upington on 30 November adding an additional 100MW of clean power to the national grid. This project is the latest success of Government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). With the current pressure on supply, this latest addition to the grid is especially welcomed. Karoshoek […]