African energy projects to get $1 bln AfDB investment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group approved over $1 billion in energy projects across the continent during the end of 2010 in Egypt, the...

Africa poised for solar lighting boom

As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world's largest markets for portable...

South Africa: Investors keen on solar park

Upington - More than 400 local and foreign investors, who attended the two-day Solar Park conference organised by the Department of Energy, went back...

Reality check for ‘miracle’ biofuel crop

The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It...

South Africa eyes increased share of hydrogen fuel cell market

Cape Town - Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, wants South Africa to achieve 25 percent of the global market in the...

South Africa: Hydropower must be utilised more – Dept of Energy

Johannesburg - Hydropower which is one of the cleanest sources of energy remains untapped by most of the continent, says the Department of Energy. Speaking...

South Africa: New diesel plant could be on the cards

Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has noted plans for a new diesel manufacturing plant in the Free State. The Department of Energy has received...

Jatropha: A Promising Rural Bioenergy Crop for Ghana

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recently released a report examining the potential for jatropha as a sustainable biodiesel...

Lost in Space?

Today a communique from the African Union (AU) stated they wish to establish an African Space Agency in partnership with the International Telecommunications Union....

Diversifying Investment into Zambia

With Zambian Ministers and officials traveling the world and welcoming delegations to the country, we are beginning to see the fruits of their labour...

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