Zim adopts mapping technology to predict disasters

By Wallace Mawire After Cyclone Idai ravaged southern Africa, killing at least 1,000 people, Zimbabwe’s scientific community is actively using   geospatial mapping technology to better predict future disasters.  The cyclone hit southern African countries include Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. In Zimbabwe, at least 268 people were killed and many are still missing. Local scientists […]

Zim flushing out greenhouse gas emitting appliances

By Lungelo Ndhlovu  ZIMBABWE is stepping up efforts to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) which depletes the ozone layer, leading to climate change by flushing out non-compliant air conditioners and refrigerators from its borders.  The country has recorded a sharp increase in the smuggling of banned ozone depleting substances (ODS) through its major […]

Beef company goes green

By Pamenus Tuso The newly revived Cold Storage Company (CSC)-Boustead Beef has embarked on a 100 percent solarisation of all its premises and machinery. The company’s managing director, Nick Havercroft, said CSC–Boustead Beef Zimbabwe, entered into a strategic partnership with mobile phone company, Econet’s subsidiary , Distributed Power Africa (DPA), which would see all its […]

Energy poverty and the quest for survival in Gweru

Locadia Mavhudzi Forestry Commission is now getting overwhelmed on their mandate to control deforestation as more people resort to firewood following erratic power supplies in the wake of load shedding by national power utility ZESA. Urban communities across Gweru in Zimbabwe’s Midlands province, are now relying on nearby farms and smallholder plots for firewood which […]

‘9 000MW needed for Vision 2030’

ZIMBABWE requires an additional 9 000 megawatts of power to support economic activities that will drive the country towards achieving an upper middle income economy by 2030, a senior Government official has said. At present, the country’s demand for power hovers around 2 000MW. However, due to ageing equipment, existing power plants are generating far […]

Zim on mass potato production to supplement maize

Windhoek – Zimbabwe, just like the rest of the Southern African countries, was severely affected by low rainfalls, effects of climate change and natural disasters such as floods. The undesired events have seen most SADC member states experiencing food insecurity issues as yields decreased. It is against this background that Zimbabwe is set to embark on […]

Government should invest in renewable energy

By Pamenus Tuso Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development Joel Gebuza has urged the government to invest in renewable energy. Speaking to Green Energy Zimbabwe after the Committee’s recent tour of Bulawayo Thermal Power Station in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo, Gebuza  said thermal power stations were no longer viable […]