Hippo Valley estates promotes use of gas stoves

By Wallace Mawire Hippo Valley Estates Limited in Chiredzi district, in Zimbabwe’s Masvingo Province, is promoting the use of Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) stoves by its employees as a way of conserving natural resources in their community.  According to the company’s sustainability report contained in its 2019 annual report released at its 63rd Annual General […]

Batteries manufacturing company pledges US$20,000 solar power for Zimbabwe’s COVID-19 isolation centre

By Pamenus Tuso Just like Harare’s Wilkins Hospital in Zimbabwe’s capital , Thorngove Isolation Centre  in the country’s second largest city – Bulawayo – needs constant power supply in order to meet the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended COVID-19 centre. Chloride Zimbabwe Limited is helping with improving the energy source at  the centre through solar […]

Access to renewable energy essential for economic development

By Hazvinei Mwanaka Accelerating universal access to renewable energy is essential to human and economic development and a catalyst to achieving all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, experts have said. Wellington Madumira, lobby and advocacy officer for ZERO regional environment organisation, said promoting energy access in Africa is not only beneficial to the […]

COVID-19 slows down Zimbabwe thermal power project

By Bernard Mpofu The outbreak of the coronavirus has slowed down expansion works at Hwange Thermal Power Station, Zimbabwe’s largest thermal power station, it has emerged. China’s Sinohydro was contracted to carry out the project but global fears of the coronavirus which was first reported in the worlds’ second largest economy has retarded progress.  Zimbabwe […]

COVID-19: Virus threatens to ‘derail’ green growth IEA expert calls for global support for clean energy sector in face of global pandemic

A top global energy expert has warned that COVID-19 threatens to ‘derail’ the progress of the global renewables industry. More than ever, governments will be central in tackling these challenges and determining the pace of deployment of renewables, said Heymi Bahar, senior analyst for renewable energy markets and policy at the International Energy Association (IEA). […]

Zimbabwe accelerates efforts to reduce fossil fuels usage

By Lungelo Ndhlovu  Zimbabwe is heavily reliant on fossil fuels such as coal for electricity generation, firewood for heating, but the country has since taken bold steps to reduce its carbon emissions, Energy and Power Development Minister, Fortune Chasi said. Speaking in an interview at a local hotel in Bulawayo, Chasi told the GreenEnergyZim publication, […]

Stakeholders welcome parliamentary report on wetlands management

By Wallace Mawire  The Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) and Harare Wetlands Trust (HWT) have welcomed the report of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Environment and Tourism on wetlands management, presented to parliament in February 2020.   The report was prepared in response to submissions made by ZLHR and HWT to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee […]

Renewable energy policy set for launch

President Mnangagwa will today launch the National Renewable Energy and the Bio-fuels Policies of Zimbabwe in Harare, a move that will create a conducive environment for the development of renewable energy. The policies seek to promote optimal supply and utilisation of energy for socio-economic development in a safe, sustainable manner. Government is seeking to prioritise […]

Climate change poser for national parks

“We are being watched,” a Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) game ranger, acting as tour guide, exclaimed. He is pointing to the left as the lead vehicle in a convoy taking United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina Mohammed and her delegation on an evening game drive in the giant Hwange National Park is […]

Sadc boss meets ED over climate change, youth unemployment

SADC executive secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax yesterday paid a courtesy call on President Mnangagwa at State House where the two discussed a number of issues, including the political situation in the region, climate change and youth unemployment. Dr Tax met the President in his capacity as chairman of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence […]