ondon Stock Energy ranks Zim’s ZONFUL Energy among Africa’s most inspiring firms

LONDON Stock Exchange (LSE) has rated Zimbabwean entity, ZONFUL Energy among Africa’s top 360 inspiring companies in a development indicating vast potential in the firm. The LSE Inspire Africa 2019 report, which identifies a new cohort of fast growing and dynamic private businesses across the continent, confirmed the development which has seen the emerging energy […]

Binga businesses switch to sustainable energy

INDUSTRIAL and household users of electricity in Binga have taken heed to the call by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) to do away with inefficient incandescent lights and align with the country’s drive towards sustainable energy sources. The incandescent lighting system has been widely condemned as it consumes more power than the highly recommended […]

Econet launches community solar programme in rural Matabeleland

Econet has launched a ground-breaking, rural electrification programme worth millions of dollars through its Ugesi Energy project, that is set to help transform rural enterprises and create employment. Ugesi is the second Econet energy business following the successful launch two years ago of Distributed Power Africa (DPA), the group’s commercial solar business with a focus […]

Econet eyes Byo as renewable energy centre

TELECOMMUNICATIONS giant Econet Wireless has chosen the City of Bulawayo as the centre of its renewable energy business in Zimbabwe in order to stimulate employment opportunities in the country’s second largest city. In a statement yesterday, Econet Energy chief executive, Norman Moyo said at the direction of the group chairman, Strive Masiyiwa, the company was […]

Huge solar plant for Kwekwe

KWEKWE-based ammonium nitrate producer, Sable Chemicals has entered into a partnership with a local energy solutions company, Katanga Solar Energy to fund a solar power generation project that is set to produce up to 400 megawatts. In an interview, Sable Chemicals chief executive Mr Bothwell Nyajeka said feasibility studies for the project were now complete […]

Batoka documents complete by September

Government expects to begin negotiations this September with developers for the construction of the $4 billion Batoka-Hydro project once engineering documents on the scheme have been completed. Once completed, the project is expected to produce a total of 2 400MW, to be equally shared between Zimbabwe and Zambia. The project is also expected to raise […]

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 […]