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ANC Youth League deems nuclear critical to industrialisation

Mail Guardian South Africa 09 Jun 2023
Although the discussion supports the transition to greener alternatives as part of South Africa’s energy mix — necessary to cushion the economy against climate shocks — it also asserts that renewable technologies alone are not sufficient to sustain “the expansion and building of heavy industries”.

Civil society engagement at the core of US-African relations in multipolar world

Blitz 09 Jun 2023
United States has held its 8th annual civil society forum to review progress, examine challenges and renew interest in forging ways to strengthen relations with Africa ... This helps to support official efforts in promoting relations with Africa ... There was also agreement that South Africa would host the next AGOA Forum in August/September this year.

US Export-Import Bank provides $900 million for 500 MW of solar in Angola

PV Magazine 09 Jun 2023
“This transaction not only aligns with President Biden’s PGII initiative, but also advances EXIM’s efforts to promote clean energy exports, strengthen the US-Africa commercial relationship and support U.S ... Schaffer and Sun Africa.

Wheat prices jump following collapse of major dam in southern Ukraine

News-Press Now 09 Jun 2023
WASHINGTON — Global prices for wheat and corn soared Tuesday after a major dam in Ukraine collapsed, renewing market fears about the fragility of the country's ability to ship food to Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia as it fights a war with Russia ... Prices were higher earlier in the day but faded. × This page requires Javascript ... kAmr.E.

How businesses and environment benefit from renewable energy and power purchase agreements

Independent online (SA) 08 Jun 2023
As South Africa's renewable energy market progressively aligns with those of other nations, it is driven by the demand for dependable power and a commitment to minimising the country's environmental impact. The growth of renewable energy in South Africa's energy market signifies a ...

WWF welcomes Climate Commission’s vision for SA’s electricity future

Independent online (SA) 08 Jun 2023
The WWF’s senior manager for climate action, James Reeler, said “the PCC’s clear leadership reflects both the global imperative to remove dirty fossil fuels from our electricity mix and the enormous opportunity for development that a clean and low-cost renewable electricity mix provides for South Africa”.

UAE’s Masdar inks land agreement for Africa’s biggest wind farm in Egypt

Khaleejtimes 08 Jun 2023
Masdar — along with Infinity Power, Africa’s largest renewable energy developer, and Hassan Allam Utilities, a sustainable infrastructure focused investment platform — signed the landmark agreement with Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority to secure land to build an onshore wind farm in Egypt with a project value of more than $10 billion.

Justice Denied for Rwanda Genocide Victims

Human Rights Watch 08 Jun 2023
A United Nations tribunal in the Hague this week suspended the trial of Félicien Kabuga for crimes committed during the ... Last month, the arrest of Fulgence Kayishema in South Africa brought renewed hope that fugitives alleged to have orchestrated the genocide would face justice, despite the passing of time ... Click for original article ....

Accelerating renewable energy will save West African countries hundreds of millions of dollars

Business Ghana 07 Jun 2023
Speaking last week at the West Africa Energy Transition Forum in Dakar in the presence of key energy decision-makers, experts from Wärtsilä shared insights on the impact renewables will have on power system cost, flexibility, and stability in West Africa.

UAE and Egypt sign agreement to advance $10bn wind project

The National 07 Jun 2023
A group of companies, including Abu Dhabi’s Masdar, have signed an agreement with Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority to secure land for a $10 billion wind farm ... Infinity Power acquires Lekela Power in Africa's biggest renewable energy deal. Egypt’s petroleum minister says investment needed in both fossil fuels and renewables.

Ebrahim Patel hopeful US will renew Agoa deal

Independent online (SA) 07 Jun 2023
Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel believes they will be able to strike a deal with the US to extend the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) when it expires in 2025 ... South Africa has had tensions with the US over the Russian ship that docked in Simon’s Town in December.

Masdar-led consortium secures land for $10bn wind project in Egypt  

Arab News 07 Jun 2023
The consortium also includes Infinity Power, which is Africa’s largest renewable energy developer, and Egypt’s Hassan Allam Utilities, an investment platform for power, renewables and water-related opportunities ... The North African country has set a goal of sourcing 42 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030.

Nofar Energy calls for electric super grid to solve world energy needs

The Jerusalem Post 07 Jun 2023
The first would be an electric super grid that would take renewable energy from Africa generated by sun, wind and water and transfer the energy to Europe via DC high voltage lines ... Yannay next proposed the construction of an African-European-Asian super grid that would take solar energy from Africa and transfer it to China and India.

UAE and Egypt advance development of Africa’s biggest wind farm

Egypt Independent 07 Jun 2023
The wind farm will also help Egypt meet its strategic objective of sourcing 42 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030 ... Infinity Power, Masdar’s joint venture with Egypt’s Infinity, which is Africa’s largest pure play renewable power company; and Hassan Allam Utilities, a sustainable infrastructure focused investment platform.

Wheat, corn prices jump after Ukraine dam collapse

Journal Tribune 07 Jun 2023
WASHINGTON — Global prices for wheat and corn soared Tuesday ...

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