‘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 […]

UN urges curriculum review to promote climate change awareness in Africa

NAIROBI. — The UN Environment has called for the revision of education curriculum in Africa to promote climate change awareness among the youth. Richard Munang, UN Environment climate change coordinator for Africa, said the continent’s current education curriculum requires an overhaul in order for it to address pressing challenges like global warming. “The existing curriculum […]

Need for local energy banks to finance energy initiative

By Hazvinei Mwanaka recently in Beijing, China BEIJING- Least Developed Countries (LDCs) should introduce local energy banks to scale up energy access and finance in their countries. Speaking in Beijing during the recent Global Conference on Energy Access’s session on inclusive energy finance to reach the last mile, HIVOS Southern Africa regional project manager Green […]

Solar powered incubators trending in rural areas

By Pamenus Tuso  Free range chicken (road runners) breeders in rural areas are set to benefit from automatic solar powered incubators recently designed and manufactured by a local company. The solar powered machines which were introduced by a  Harare based company, Victors Chickens in February this year, enables smallholder farmers to be 10 times more […]

Idle power producers to lose licences. . . as Govt assures productive sectors

OVER 30 independent power producers (IPPs) with licences to generate up to 5 000MW, stare the prospect of losing the licences for continuously failing to resume operations, at a time the country is contending with acute electricity shortages. This comes as Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi last Friday assured productive sectors of the […]

Editors undergo training in renewable energy and climate change

The Media Institute of Southern Africa Zimbabwe Chapter (MISA Zimbabwe), a Hivos Southern Africa partner under the Green and Inclusive Energy (GIE) program with technical support from Climate Tracker, conducted a two-day editors training on renewable energy and climate change in Zimbabwe’s second city of Bulawayo. A total of 14 editors drawn from both the […]

Business, homes urged to turn to renewable energy

INDUSTRIALISTS have called on the business sector and individuals to adopt renewable energy sources as a long-term solution to the country’s power shortages. Power utility, Zesa Holdings last week started a load-shedding regime that has seen businesses and households going for at least 10 hours without electricity after power generation at Kariba South Power Station […]