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    Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study

    According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

    12 Mar 2021

    Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions

    In the mid-1980s, most of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa made structural changes to their economies in return for funding from the World Bank...

    By Okechukwu Marcellus Ikeanyibe 26 Feb 2021

    AfDB approves funding for mini-grid advancement in Africa

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) earlier this month approved a $7m grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) for technical assistance in setting up the Africa Mini-Grid Market Acceleration Programme...

    31 Dec 2020

    Grid or solar: looking for the best energy solution for the rural poor

    South Asia has made tremendous progress in connecting rural areas to the electricity grid but the number of people in Africa without access has scarcely changed since 2010...

    By Jörg Peters and Maximiliane Sievert 30 Dec 2020

    AfDB approves Desert-to-Power technical support programme

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently approved a Desert-to-Power (D2P) technical support programme that aims to advance the rollout of solar generation in G5 Sahel countries...

    28 Dec 2020

    #BestofBiz 2020: Energy & Mining

    What a year 2020 has been! So, we've curated the year's most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining platform into our #BestofBiz2020 list...

    14 Dec 2020

    Africa's power demand to keep rising between 4-5% per year

    Total electricity generation in Africa stood at 870TWh in 2019, an increase of 2.9% from 846TWh in 2018. Africa's electricity generation capacity has grown at an average of 4.8% per annum since 2008...

    3 Dec 2020

    Getting real about virtual events

    2020 sure has been event-ful. Online platforms have proven increasingly valuable, especially in the business-to-business space, enabling more knowledge sharing, wider audience reach and networking opportunities than ever before!..

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 9 Oct 2020

    How the Grand Renaissance Dam might spark basin-wide water cooperation

    Ethiopia's on-going construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River has attracted speculation that it could lead to a 'water war'...

    By Ashok Swain 3 Aug 2020

    Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

    The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

    By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

    Nigeria's post-Covid-19 recovery plan has some merit. But it misses the mark

    The Covid-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country's lockdowns froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions.

    By Tolu Olarewaju 22 Jun 2020

    The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

    In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 6 Apr 2020

    Covid-19: Nigeria should prioritise power supply to healthcare facilities

    Nigeria may have to implement a nationwide lockdown to stem the rise in Covid-19 cases. Such a drastic measure would alter the country's energy consumption pattern. This would further burden an already dilapidated power supply system...

    By Samuel Ayokunle Olowosejeje 31 Mar 2020

    #energyindaba: Africa's energy transition must focus on fairness, wealth creation, jobs

    Africa has the will to transition to more sustainable energy, but the emphasis must be on a just process...

    By Nicci Botha 5 Mar 2020

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