News and updates from the continent

SA budget speech 2014: Carbon tax

SA budget speech 2014: Carbon tax

Feb 27, 2014

The South African Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan gave an update on the Government’s intentions with respect to the introduction of a carbon tax in the Budget Speech on Wednesday. The introduction of the tax on the emission of greenhouse gas emissions will bedelayed by one year to 2016.

FNB chooses 1E to lower energy

FNB chooses 1E to lower energy

Feb 25, 2014

South Africa’s FNB reduces energy consumption with PC power management software across its estate of 8,500 workstations during peak demand times, overnight and during weekends.

Lafarge Plasterboard: ecospecifier stamp of approval

Lafarge Plasterboard: ecospecifier stamp of approval

Feb 25, 2014

Lafarge Plasterboard’s listing on ecospecifier.com is just part of the company’s ongoing commitment to building better cities and choosing “green” building alternatives where possible.

TIB, SNV Netherlands rural solar deal

TIB, SNV Netherlands rural solar deal

Feb 24, 2014

TIB Development Bank and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation signa deal that could save Tanzanian consumers more than Euro 22 million (R330 million) in domestic kerosene expenditure.

Africa Energy Indaba Keynote address

Africa Energy Indaba Keynote address

Feb 23, 2014

On Tuesday 18 February, South Africa’s Minister of Energy, the Honourable Dikobe Ben Martins, gave the keynote address at the Africa Energy Indaba held at the sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is a transcript of the speech he gave.