Global South should be leading solar geoengineering R&D

Despite developing countries contributing nearly 0.1 per cent of the global emissions to climate change, they suffer more than 90 per cent of the global impacts because of their inability to adapt to climate change, according to the Global Climate Change Regime report published in 2013.   As countries grapple…

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Pay-as-you-go solar energy for Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland

BBOXX, a UK based solar energy company, is partnering with DC Go, a company that provides off-grid electricity, to provide off-grid electricity in Lesotho, South Africa, and Swaziland. The companies say they will mainly be targeting townships in the Southern Afrikan countries where they believe millions of residents use dangerous…

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South Africa can get 100% of its energy from renewable sources

A group of scientists have provided what they see as evidence that South Africa can fulfill all its energy requirements completely from renewable energy sources. The scientists and researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Lappeenranta University of Technology, Delft…

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Nuclear energy for Afrikan countries doesn’t make sense

At the moment, the only nuclear plant in operation in Africa is South Africa’s Koeberg, producing 1.86GW of power. This, according to some African leaders, is about to change. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni recently made the astonishing statement that his country is planning 30GW of nuclear power by…

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The largest hydro power plant in Southern Afrika

Angola is about to witness it's largest ever power plant being commissioned. The Laúca Hydropower Plant will have a total capacity of 2,070 MW. The Laúca Hydropower Plant is set in the Kwanza river in Angola. The Laúca Hydropower Plant brings the current installed power to over 1,000…

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