Month: Aug 2020

Covid-19 heats up energy transition in Africa

Covid-19 has amplified the existential crisis facing the fossil fuel industries, and has potentially accelerated the global transition to cleaner energies, with far-reaching consequences for economies in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2020, energy consumption and demand are forecast to drop to levels not seen in 70 years, pushing the fossil fuels industry to the brink and …

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Coal-dependent Eskom calls for battery-power storage

South Africa’s state-owned power utility, which relies on coal to generate most of the nation’s electricity, issued a request for bids to build its first battery-energy storage system, according to a tender document seen by Bloomberg. Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. has received funding from institutions including the World Bank and African Development Bank, which it …

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