New water conservation metering technology

Pamenus Tuso A Bulawayo based company, has introduced new water conservation smart metering technology. Witker Tholana, chief executive officer of Brainswork, said the new smart metering technology is not just a revenue collection strategy, but also mitigates the effects of climate change. “I strongly feel that as a result of changing climate which has seen […]

Small scale farmers to benefit from smart agriculture

Wallace Mawire Small scale farmers in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central province in Zimbabwe are set to   benefit from a training project in sustainable agriculture practices to equip them with knowledge that will assist them in adjusting to changing climatic and agricultural conditions. According to Tonderai  Chikono, Funding and Partnerships Specialist for Development Aid from People to […]

Why cold weather doesn’t mean climate change is fake

A record-breaking cold snap is relentlessly descending on parts of the U.S. this month. It spawned from a split polar vortex that sent cold, Arctic air across the continent. In a time when climate change is discussed in the context of record highs, droughts, and wildfires, cold weather and blizzards can seem out of place. For those who deny that […]

Climate change creates a new migration crisis for Bangladesh

The country, already grappling with the Rohingya crisis, now faces a devastating migration problem as hundreds of thousands face an impossible choice between battered coastlines and urban slums. Golam Mostafa Sarder starts every day before dawn, rising from a thin reed mat in the shed that he shares with fifteen roommates. Each has just enough […]

Editorial Comment: Migration to other energy sources long overdue

According to the power utility Zesa Holdings, close to 500 000 consumers in parts of Chivi South, Chiredzi South, Beitbridge and Mwenezi districts were left without power. The cause was the collapse of poorly maintained, ageing transmission pylons. This was a sobering incident which left everyone wondering why, as a country, we are still reliant […]

Govt shifts focus to renewable energy

Government is set to meet senior officials from ZESA Holdings and independent power producers (IPPs) as it seeks to deepen local electricity generation with new focus on renewable energy, particularly solar and wind. This comes as some giants in renewable energy from the United Arab Emirates, have shown interest in setting up 100 MW wind […]

In this Italian city you get rewarded with beer and ice cream for not driving your car

In the Italian city of Bologna, people are rewarded for cycling, walking and taking public transport. Bella Mossa (Italian for “good job”) is the brainchild of urban planner Marco Amadori. The anti-pollution scheme aims to reduce car journeys and boost “green” travel with incentives like beer, ice cream or cinema tickets for participants who complete […]

Zim saves fortune on energy bill

Zimbabwe’s energy import bill has dropped to about $1,2 million monthly from at least $48 million as efforts to invest in local electricity generation to underpin the envisaged economic growth begin to bear fruit. Energy imports have over the years demanded significant allocations of foreign currency to meet domestic and industrial demand. But figures gleaned […]

Renewable energy players hamstrung by lack of funding

ZIMBABWE liberalised the electricity sector, but the participation of private players remains minimal. NewsDay (ND) business reporter Mthandazo Nyoni recently spoke to Renewable Energy Association of Zimbabwe chairman Isaiah Nyakusendwa (IN) about the challenges affecting the sector. Below are excerpts of the interview. ND: What is the state of renewable energy sector in Zimbabwe? IN: […]