Networking seminar – Economic and community development through the REIPPPP

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The ongoing Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement (REIPPPP) programme is attracting attention from the social sciences. The programme’s mandated community development investment challenges industry practice in project development and implementation. Increasingly, academic attention grows in support of industry, civil… Read moreNetworking seminar – Economic and community development through the REIPPPP

What lies behind Africa’s lack of access and unreliable power supplies?

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Afrobarometer, a pan-African, non-partisan research network, recently released areport highlighting Africa’s electricity challenges. Power shortages can hamper socioeconomic development, but they also have implications for health and education. The Conversation Africa’s energy and environment editor Ozayr Patel spoke to Peter… Read moreWhat lies behind Africa’s lack of access and unreliable power supplies?

Documentation on ‘Agroforestry systems as CER providers: an analysis for the Peruvian Amazon region’ by IIAP

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Almost half of all Peru’s greenhouse gas emissions come from forestry, and other land use or land use changes. These activities also contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth and development. Global efforts to encourage clean development in developing countries… Read moreDocumentation on ‘Agroforestry systems as CER providers: an analysis for the Peruvian Amazon region’ by IIAP

What might the Paris Agreement mean for South Africa?

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What are the implications for South Africa of the Paris Agreement on climate change? Here is my initial take, following an earlier assessment of the contents of the Agreement The Paris Agreement is characterised by much broader participation than the… Read moreWhat might the Paris Agreement mean for South Africa?

Power to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort

Solar panels are installed at a project in South Africa’s Northern Cape province. Copyright Droogfontein Solar Power

Renewable energy is finally a reality in South Africa’s electricity mix. The government’s renewable energy programme has procured 92 solar, wind, hydro and biomass projects. Some of these are already feeding into the national grid. Others meanwhile are in various… Read morePower to the people: renewable energy projects must be a collaborative effort