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South Africa: The Risks Attached to Nation’s Nuclear Energy Strategy

analysis By Vladimir Slivyak, Russian National Research University the Higher School of Economics According to Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson, the South African government has entered into a nuclear energy procurement process likely to be completed as early as 2016. So far, South Africa has signed Intergovernmental Framework Agreements on nuclear co-operation with Russia, France, China, […]

EIA’s CBECS is the nation’s only comprehensive survey of commercial buildings

May 6, 2015 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) is the only nationally representative source of statistical information on energy-related characteristics, consumption, and expenditures for the nation’s 5.6 million commercial buildings totaling 87 billion square feet of floor space. , and consumption and expenditures data […]

Africa: What Tech Will Take Off in Developing Nations in 2015?

By Katia Moskvitch ‘Light’ will be the buzz word next year. The UN has proclaimed 2015 the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies, with the goal of raising global awareness of how such technologies can help development by providing solutions to challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. But besides light, developing nations are […]

European nations are increasing electricity generation using no-carbon sources

September 22, 2014 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, International Energy StatisticsNote: . Penetration rates of no-carbon generation have increased from 50% to 56% in recent years in Europe, as European Union countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. Increasing levels of renewable generation, along with nuclear generation, mean that many European countries […]

South Africa: Where Is Nation’s Industrial Policy Positioned?

analysis By Saliem Fakir There are three aspects of energy supply that lend themselves to shifting the diversification of a national economy. The mix of supply should reduce dependence on any source, especially if the source creates a foreign dependence or a systems path-dependence that eventually leads to wider risks for the general economy. In […]

Nigeria: Jonathan Calls for Closer Partnership Between Nigeria, Other OPEC Nations

Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday, called for closer ties between Nigeria and other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Jonathan made the call at a meeting with the new ambassadors of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Nigeria, after receiving their letters of credence at the Presidential Villa, […]

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