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Strong renewable energy capacity growth continues

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The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 GW, according to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency Irena this week.The year-on-year increase of 7.9% was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84% of the growth.A third of global power capacity is now based on renewable energy, the agency said. Irena’s yearly ‘Renewable Capacity Statistics’ report for 2019 showed that while Asia accounted for 61% of the total new renewable energy installations having grown its installed renewables capacity by 11.4% growth was the fastest in Oceania, which achieved a 17.7% rise in...

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 GW, according to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency Irena this week.The year-on-year increase of 7.9% was...

The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 GW, according to data released by...

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Businesses must seek finance to develop renewable energy, energy efficiency projects – Sanedi

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The time is ripe for local businesses to seek finance in order to develop renewable energy and efficiency projects in the face of recent rotational blackouts and rising prices, the South African National Energy Development Institute Sanedi said on Tuesday.Sanedi urged businesses to consider loans from Sunref, an international lending programme which it hosts and which promotes green finance and energy innovation, to develop projects in support of the country’s efforts towards a "green" transition. Developed by the French Development Agency, Sunref relies on two pillars: a credit line to partner bank IDC and a technical assistance facility funded by Seco, the State secretariat for economic...

The time is ripe for local businesses to seek finance in order to develop renewable energy and efficiency projects in the face of recent rotational blackouts and rising prices, the South African National Energy Development Institute Sanedi said on...

The time is ripe for local businesses to seek finance in order to develop renewable energy and efficiency projects in the face of recent rotational...

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Public-Private Growth Initiative identifies 18 ‘priority projects’ to unlock growth

Public-Private Growth Initiative identif...

The Public-Private Growth Initiative PPGI , an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation in the coming months.Minister in the Presidency Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma reported on Monday that the projects were identified during recent meetings held under the aegis of the PPGI, which currently comprises business representatives from 24 sectors.Current participants are drawn from the automotive, aerospace, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, forestry, mining, information communication technology, business and professional services, construction, health,...

The Public-Private Growth Initiative PPGI , an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across various sectors of the South African economy for priority implementation in the coming...

The Public-Private Growth Initiative PPGI , an evolving sector-based collaboration between government and business, has earmarked 18 projects across...

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Some positives seen amid the dismal South African construction environment

Some positives seen amid the dismal Sout...

South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn the situation around if it adopts the correct strategy, Pinsent Masons says.During a panel discussion exploring South Africa’s future infrastructure potential at Pinsent Masons’ Africa Infrastructure Conference, in Johannesburg, on Thursday, Pinsent Masons partner Rob Morson indicated that procurement activity in the construction sector was slow. He lamented that 2018 had been the worst in 20 years for the country’s construction industry, with three of the largest construction firms currently in business rescue. However, he did point to...

South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn the situation around if it adopts the correct strategy, Pinsent Masons says.During a panel...

South Africa’s construction industry is currently in a bad space, but there are some positives and the country has the necessary capabilities to turn...

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