hydropower

 
Hydropower is Africa’s big gamble
Hydropower is Africa’s big gamble
There isn’t enough electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Industry can’t grow rapidly and many people have to use paraffin and firewood for cooking...
The Grand Inga delusion
The Grand Inga delusion
Every time South African officials get together with their Congolese counterparts, the subject of the Grand Inga Dam is on the agenda.
New reality alters energy plans
New reality alters energy plans
South Africa's energy policy is at a crossroads with the government this week declaring a waning interest in coal, doing a possible flip on...
Water can close South Africa's electricity gap
Water can close South Africa's electricity gap
South Africa has failed to take advantage of the full potential of using water without depleting it.
River could light up the continent
River could light up the continent
The dream of harnessing the mighty Congo River with the world's largest set of dams has come closer, with the World Bank and other financial...
DRC waits on funding for world's largest hydropower project
DRC waits on funding for world's largest hydropower project
The World Bank and other financial institutions are expected to offer finance and South Africa has agreed to buy half of the power...
Black cloud over China's green growth
Black cloud over China's green growth
China tripled its solar energy generating capacity last year and notched up major increases in wind and hydropower, government figures indicated...
SA, DRC in talks on reviving hydropower project
SA, DRC in talks on reviving hydropower project
South Africa is talking to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to revive a stalled multibillion-dollar, 5 000MW hydro power project on the...
Zimbabwe uncertainty hurts electricity drive
Zimbabwe uncertainty hurts electricity drive
Zimbabwe's political uncertainty and the government's hold over electricity policies will discourage private investment in the sector, experts said...

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