Tag Archives: Should

South Africa: Geothermal Tech Is Expensive, but Should Still Be Part of Energy Mix

analysis By Taufeeq Dhansay, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University South Africa, the leading carbon emitter in Africa, has geothermal resources that can be used to generate electricity and reduce its carbon emissions. But, a recent study suggests that the potential cost is prohibitive, unless strong incentives are provided. South Africa is heavily dependent on coal and […]

Africa: Why the Fuel Subsidies Pump Should Be Switched Off

analysis By Max Bankole Jarrett Despite the climate challenge, we see that billions of dollars are still spent subsidising fuel consumption within Africa and providing exploration subsidies to international fossil fuel companies. In a “previous life”, I spent over a decade in international broadcasting interviewing politicians daily. One thing never ceased to amaze me during […]

Africa: Why the Fuel Subsidies Pump Should Be Switched Off

analysis By Max Bankole Jarrett Despite the climate challenge, we see that billions of dollars are still spent subsidising fuel consumption within Africa and providing exploration subsidies to international fossil fuel companies. In a “previous life”, I spent over a decade in international broadcasting interviewing politicians daily. One thing never ceased to amaze me during […]

Zambia: Reduced Fuel Cost Should Trickle Down

AFTER the long-awaited reduction of petroleum prices by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) last month, market players have begun to react by reducing the cost of essential goods and services. This week, I will focus on the latest reduction in the wholesale price of mealie-meal, a topic which has always been an issue of national […]

Algeria: Shale Gas Should ‘Complement’ Energy Mix, Says Former Sonatrach CEO

Algiers — The shale gas in Algeria must have a long-term position as a complementary resource in the national energy mix and should in no way be considered as “source of revenue,” export Abdelmajid Attar told APS. For the former CEO of Sonatrach, any technical and cost effective confirmation of shale gas in the next […]

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