News & Analysis

Energy


News & Analysis Utility-scale battery storage facility

Investing in energy storage can quickly address load shedding and lay the foundations for a cleaner, more secure power system, said the IISD.

News & Analysis Electricity pylon

Energy storage such as grid batteries and pumped hydro can address the electricity crisis and ease load-shedding, according to the new study.

News & Analysis Wind farm

A survey of South Africa’s renewable energy pipeline shows 66 GW of wind and solar projects are at various stages of development.

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The three gas-to-power ships will “cost South Africa billions of rand and be loaded onto your electricity bill”, argues OUTA.

Agriculture


News & Analysis Drought-stricken barren landscape with cracked earth

The IMF is sounding the alarm as climate change threatens to worsen food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Industry


News & Analysis Pollution and emissions from coal plant

Delaying coal plant decommissioning is projected to lead to 15,300 excess air pollution-related deaths and cost R345 billion, finds CREA analysis.

News & Analysis Cityscape of Johannesburg

Authorities confirm methane gas caused last month’s explosion in Johannesburg city, which killed one person and injured several others.

News & Analysis Gas plant facility

Strategy documents from one of the world’s largest fossil gas lobby reveal the industry’s campaigns to lock in fossil gas and stall progression to net zero worldwide. Analysis of the documents, published by the think tank InfluenceMap, shows the International Gas Union (IGU) has sought to redefine the role of gas in the face of growing […]

News & Analysis Aerial photo of coal power plant

New analysis reveals how industry lobbying is successfully obstructing progress to net zero and the associated socio-economic benefits.

Finance


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Banking group FirstRand, which houses FNB and RMB, has joined Nedbank in withdrawing its support for coal-fired power projects.

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In the lead up to COP26, regulators are likely to raise the pressure on pension funds to join the fight against climate change, Amundi Asset Management says in a new report.

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Investors can no longer afford to ignore the threat of climate change. The window to position their portfolios accordingly “may be shrinking”, says BlackRock, the largest money manager in the world.

Policy


News & Analysis Smog over Cape Town cityscape

South Africa’s heavy coal dependence is driving a climate and health crisis — tackling both together will reap huge benefits for people and the economy.

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“The era of global boiling has arrived”, said UN chief António Guterres, and leaders must take drastic and immediate action to limit climate catastrophe.

News & Analysis Power transmission lines

The law to allow an Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) will come into operation in April 2024, raising questions on the further 12 months of delay.

News & Analysis Wildfire on mountain

Halving emissions this decade is crucial, yet relying on coal and gas will add fuel to the fire of climate change.

Litigation


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Where governments and corporates are failing to take adequate climate action, a new report details the growing trends in litigation against them.

News & Analysis Air pollution emitting from coal fired power plant

The Pretoria High Court has granted leave to appeal the Deadly Air judgement regarding toxic air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area.

Science


News & Analysis South Africa floods wash away roads and buildings

Amid the spiralling impacts of climate change, South Africa has declared a national state of disaster as the country suffers more deadly floods.

Just Transition


News & Analysis Aerial view of solar farm

The IEA says that clean energy investment in emerging and developing economies must grow to USD $2.8 trillion annually by the early 2030s.

News & Analysis Wind farm, Spain

The EU is firmly on its clean energy transition, with renewables and green technologies at the front and centre of new economic partnerships.

News & Analysis Industrial plant

Spain is investing in South Africa’s green transition to develop renewable energy, electric vehicles and water projects.

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A new climate justice documentary follows activists across Southern Africa fighting against the fossil fuel giants that threaten their communities.