Posts tagged as World Bank

Potential impact of a low carbon transition on South Africa

For as long as markets have existed, businesses and industries have been disrupted by new technology. While the shape of decline has looked different in each industry, every structural change or “transition” has resulted in losses which have impacted investors, banks, workers and government. Transitions associated with climate change pose great risks to established economic […]

Location intelligence for World Bank software and initiatives

Esri has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the World Bank, an international organisation with the mission to reduce global poverty. Under the agreement, the company’s software will geo-enable the World Bank’s Survey Solutions software, allowing staff to improve accuracy and quicken the kinds of data collection, analysis, and decision-making that countries need to […]

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

Telling the public the benefits of renewable energy

  Global and local experts and leaders within the renewable energy industry say tangible action needs to be taken to drive general awareness and understanding about the benefits of renewable energy in South Africa as the country’s energy mix is currently being decided. This was the message communicated at the recent Energy21 exchange hub, a workshop hosted […]

SA’s renewable energy IPP procurement programme: Success factors and lessons

  This is an Executive Summary of the World Bank report Download the full World Bank report here South Africa occupies a central position in the global debate regarding the most effective policy instruments to accelerate and sustain private investment in renewable energy. In 2009, the government began exploring feed-in tariffs (FITs) for renewable energy, […]