Energy Efficiency

The power and energy market recognises that climate change is real and among the mitigations against this climate crisis to lowering the global carbon footprint is through energy efficiency. Research and development studies indicate that the building sector, through the adoption of smart buildings, has the most potential to reduce energy use. Carbon pricing coupled with the reduction in use of fossil-fuel are central to attaining energy efficiency. Energy efficiency offers the cleanest resource for clean energy transition while addressing climate change effects understood in the Paris Agreement. In order to realise energy transition, government entities are advised to put measures in place in a form of regulation and standards, these include; net-zero carbon economy, incentivising electric vehicles which will lead to increase in charging stations, replace incandescent light bulbs with LEDs.

power generation

S.Africa: Power generation system will meet low lockdown demand

Eskom does not expect to implement loadshedding for the duration of the COVID-19 national lockdown as demand for power generation has dropped.

World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere

2020 marks the ninth time Eaton has been named one of the most ethical companies on Ethisphere’s annual list for the World’s Most Ethical Companies.

Can you trust that your UPS will operate without interruption during...

Don't leave your carefully planned uninterrupted power supply (UPS) installation to chance; to keep things running the UPS must be properly maintained.
west africa

West Africa: World Bank to fund strenghtening of data and statistics

The World Bank has allocated $379 million in International Development Association credits and grants to help strengthen statistical systems in West Africa.
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Morning coffee with ESI Africa – Earth Hour 2020

On 28 March the world will be observing Earth Hour at 8:30pm. Supporters are encouraged to observe from their own homes to ensure social distancing.
Earth Hour 2019

Earth Hour 2020 to be observed virtually due to COVID-19

In the midst of the global COVID-19 health crisis, Earth Hour marks a moment of solidarity for the planet and continues to raise awareness of climate issues.
Renewable

Mineral processing OEM powers its facilities with renewable energy

South African mineral processing OEM Multotec has installed renewable power at one of its facilities in Spartan near Johannesburg.
solar-powered traffic

Pilot project: Solar-powered traffic lights tested in Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos has commenced testing the use of solar-powered traffic control lights and uses a drone to tackle road congestion in the state.
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Morning coffee with ESI Africa – Changing the climate change dialogue

Even if you don’t know it, you are participating in the biggest climate change action plan in the world today. Watch the short video clip to find out more.
solar-powered tractors

Agribusiness: Solar-powered tractors geared to change small-scale farming

The solar-powered tractors will “facilitate small-scale agriculture and increase the productivity of subsistence farmers," states AMO.

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