Archive: Climate change
EU demand for coal imports is set to plummet by 2030, to be replaced by critical minerals and technologies for the clean energy transition.
The programme is the largest on the African continent for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities.
The EU is firmly on its clean energy transition, with renewables and green technologies at the front and centre of new economic partnerships.
Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.
No wind turbines were connected to South Africa’s grid in 2022, inhibiting progress toward solving load-shedding and fossil fuel price volatility.
Wind and solar energy grew to a record 12 per cent of global electricity generation in 2022, according to a new report by Ember.
Halving emissions this decade is crucial, yet relying on coal and gas will add fuel to the fire of climate change.
A new climate justice documentary follows activists across Southern Africa fighting against the fossil fuel giants that threaten their communities.
To address the power and climate crises, massive investments in transmission infrastructure and renewables are needed over the coming years.
Amid the spiralling impacts of climate change, South Africa has declared a national state of disaster as the country suffers more deadly floods.
The main difference between EVs and hybrid cars is how they are powered. An EV gets its power exclusively from electricity, while hybrid cars – as the name suggests – run on a mix.
Mitigating climate change and increasing domestic food production can help to address food insecurity and rising prices.
The reality is that natural gas is an uncertain investment. Many different variables affect the price of gas on the international trading markets.
The place of natural gas in a clean energy future is hotly debated. But, there is a simple answer to whether natural gas is renewable.
Climate change and supply chain disruptions impacted food availability and affordability in 2022, causing double-digit inflation for many key items.
Spiralling food prices are driving inflation and squeezing household budgets. This is exacerbating poverty, hunger and debt.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.
The Kyoto Protocol made history in 1997 as the first major international effort to slow climate change.
While the world plans for a future without gas, an upsurge in new gas projects in South Africa is likely a “costly mistake”.
Analysts agree that natural gas is too risky for South Africa, and it is not needed for the energy transition from coal to clean.