News and updates from the continent

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Treasury publishes Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment

Nov 11, 2015

Investments in green technologies & growth of some sectors will benefit, especially the renewable energy sector which will be able to compete on a more level playing field in comparison to fossil fuels.

Access to invest $100-million in Nigerian solar plant

Access to invest $100-million in Nigerian solar plant

Nov 11, 2015

Once completed, this solar power plant will generate 82,500 megawatt hours of clean electricity, enough to satisfy the daytime requirement of over 600,000 Nigerian households.

South Africa’s drought intensifies: Heat rises, no rain

South Africa’s drought intensifies: Heat rises, no rain

Nov 11, 2015

Serious cause for concern: Rand Water, South Africa’s biggest water utility, has implemented water restrictions as South Africa’s drought continues to intensify.

Three ways to use solar energy for data centres

Three ways to use solar energy for data centres

Nov 9, 2015

Some large data centre operators, such as Google, have made long-term financial commitments to buying renewable energy from green energy providers in their grid regions.

Tech waste disposal: It’s all about the money

Tech waste disposal: It’s all about the money

Nov 5, 2015

Data breaches are hard enough to control – but when they toss old computers in the trash or ‘erase’ the hard drive of old laptops, they could be releasing confidential data into the wild.