Renewable Energy under-threat due to Covid-19 pandemic

By Nesia Mhaka The COVID-19 pandemic is a horrific global tragedy, with more than 200,000 lives already lost with more deaths likely to happen in the coming months.  Alongside the human tragedies, the economic devastation around the world is taking an enormous toll on the livelihoods and financial stability of hundreds of millions of people. Recovering […]

Electricity tariff hikes fuelling environmental degradation

By Nesia Mhaka The continued price hikes of Liquefied Petroleum (LP) gas and electricity has accelerated the rate of deforestation of large tracts of forests in Zimbabwe as wood becomes the main source of fuel for heating and cooking for the majority of the poor. According to the national power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority […]

Youths take centre stage raising awareness on climate change

By Nyaradzo Nyere Climate change has been a huge topic in Zimbabwe.  In the past, Zimbabwe has shown great commitment to addressing climate change by being among the first countries to ratify the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Climate change refers to the average long-term changes over the entire Earth. These include […]

COVID-19 impacts negatively on Zimbabwe’s renewable energy investment drive

By Pamenus Tuso The outbreak of Covid-19 has dealt a major blow to renewable energy investment in Zimbabwe.  Since the outbreak of the corona virus, potential investors in the renewable energy sector have stopped coming to Zimbabwe because of travel restrictions and potential threats of contracting the deadly virus. In an interview with GreenEnergy Zimbabwe […]

Zimbabwe legislators keen to promote actions on climate change 

By Wallace Mawire    While the climate has changed over the millennia mankind has been on earth, there is increasing evidence that the world – Zimbabwe included – is experiencing climate change on a scale never previously known in human history. Global warming will bring about a decrease in annual and seasonal rainfall, more erratic weather […]

RioZim to roll out off-grid power supplies in Zimbabwe

By Bernard Mpofu Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed mining concern RioZim Limited (RioZim), is considering powering its operations off the country’s main grid as the company turns to alternative sources of energy to avoid energy constraints that have interrupted production for many years now.  Erratic power supplies that forced the extractive industry to import electricity directly from […]

Sanyati farmers tackle climate challenges through drip irrigation technology 

By Tendai Chara Highly vulnerable farmers in Zimbabwe’s rural areas are currently frontline victims of the climate change process. This is sadly illustrated by mounting environmental degradation caused by natural devastation and climate-change-induced droughts.  To address these all too familiar challenges, Sanyati district smallholder farmers, in Mashonaland West Province, are learning how to build climate […]

Zimbabwean farmers fighting ‘’hidden hunger’’ by growing biofortified food crops

By Tendai Chara Smallholder farmer Musiyiwa Musonza, 77, is triumphant as he shows a thriving Vitamin A orange maize crop in his field despite high temperatures experienced in his area that destroyed most plants at germination. ‘’It has never been this hot in this area. I was pleased the variety is drought-tolerant. Despite dry conditions […]

Demand for electricity soars as industry resumes operations 

By Bernard Mpofu A grey haulage truck pulls to the left as it approaches Westgate Shopping Mall, situated 10 km outside the central business district in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. Momentarily, the truck driver jumps out of the vehicle before being mobbed by a group of mostly women flashing wards of soiled banknotes. Munyaradzi (surname withheld […]