African Development Bank launches energy portal
African Development Bank launches energy portal

An online portal has been launched by the African Development Bank, which will consolidate, validate and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa's energy value chain, covering generation, transmission, distribution, regulation and policy.

2 days ago

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energy

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank. With Africa's rapid urbanisation and economic growth, environmentalists expect that figure to double by 2025.

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas 3 days ago

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting
Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you can't see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage of new developments. Clearly, efforts to move away from fossil fuels are - at least in part - working, and from the perspective of combating climate change, this must surely be a good thing.

By Jeroen Minderman 8 Nov 2018