Posts tagged as sustainable

Standard for urban resilience in development

Work on a new International Standard for urban resilience, led by the United Nations, has just kicked off, aiming to help local governments build safer and more sustainable urban environments. The new ISO standard for urban resilience is aimed at supporting national and local governments build their capacity to face the new challenges arising from […]

Producing industrial hydrogen from renewable energy

  Producing hydrogen requires a large amount of energy which is usually generated from carbon-emitting technologies such as coal-fired power stations. This article proposes a return to the way hydrogen used to be produced – by electrolysis of water, powered by renewable energy sources. Over 60-million tonnes of hydrogen is produced every year for a […]

Brighter Africa: the growth potential of the sub-Saharan electricity sector

  Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity. The region’s power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. The fact that sub-Saharan Africa’s residential and industrial sectors suffer electricity shortages means that countries struggle to sustain GDP growth. The stakes are enormous. Indeed, fulfilling the economic and social […]

Bank signs R2-billion loan for Gibson Bay wind farm

  The German state-owned development bank, KfW IPEX-Bank, has signed a loan agreement for a total of R2,1-billion with Enel Green Power. The bank is acting as lender, lead arranger and agent, with partial credit insurance coverage provided by Euler Hermes, the German export credit agency. The loan is the first granted by the bank to the […]