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, […]

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 […]

Call to incentivise investment in renewable energy

Government and the private sector should increase support for local engineers to develop cost effective domestic renewable energy solutions, which largely remain inaccessible to the majority of citizens because of the prohibitive costs. As more companies and individual households are turning to solar and other renewable energy alternatives in view of crippling power cuts, experts […]

Teen activist to lawmakers: Try harder on climate change

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg offered a blunt message to Congress on Tuesday as she brought her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the U.S. Capitol. “I know you’re trying,” she told Democratic senators at an invitation-only forum, “but just not hard enough. Sorry.” Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey thanked the 16-year-old activist for her […]

SA power woes slow smart cities realisation

Eskom Head Office SMART cities are a reality in South Africa but the power supplies needs to be stable, an energy expert said. Barry Bredenkamp, General Manager Energy Efficiency for the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), said this as he pledged the organisation’s readiness to provide interventions towards smart cities and advice at […]

Climate change, everyone’s responsibility    

Climate change is everyone’s responsibility as it cuts across all socio-economic spheres, the Minister of Lands, Agriculture and Rural Resettlement, Air Marshal (Retired) Perrance Shiri has said. All ministries should therefore integrate climate change into their policy, planning and budgeting frameworks. Minister Shiri was speaking during an inter-Ministerial Climate Change Dialogue. He revealed that the […]

IRENA and UN agree to jointly combat desertification through renewable

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) are joining forces to support climate adaptation and resilience and to implement UN Sustainable Development Goals through renewable. In a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera and UNCCD’s Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw, […]

Australia hits 2020 large-scale renewable target

The Clean Energy Regulator of Australia has approved enough capacity to guarantee that the large-scale Renewable Energy Target of 33,000 GWh of additional renewable energy will be met in 2020. The milestone was announced by Clean Energy Regulator chairperson David Parker: “It is now certain Australia will generate enough renewable energy to meet the 2020 Large-scale Renewable Energy Target”. […]

Cabinet receive report on renewable energy

Cabinet received a report on the national renewable energy policy on Tuesday that seeks to improve the electricity problems the country is facing. Addressing the media during the 28th Cabinet Decision Matrix, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Honourable Monica Mutsvangwa said: “Cabinet received a report on the national renewable energy policy which […]