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Panasonic Distributes Solar Lanterns

Last week, the international electronic technologies and solutions provider, held a donation ceremony at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in South Africa. Speaking at the event was the Ambassador of Japan, Shigeyuki Hiroki, who said: “We want to strengthen the effective use of solar lanterns delivered in these three countries and promote this promising form of

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Adopting Green Trends can Improve your Triple Bottom Line

While South Africa continues to move towards a green trend when developing new buildings, the real test of sustainability begins on occupation. If a building is green, but its occupants are not, the trade-off will most likely lead to diluted sustainability results. According to the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA): “Green building incorporates

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German Funding Initiative to Africa Attracts More Donors

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Board of Directors has approved the conversion of the Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) to a multi-donor trust fund. On Tuesday, the AfDB stated that this conversion brings two new partners to the Fund, the governments of Italy and Flanders (Belgium), who are contributing €4.7 million ($5 million) and €2 million ($2

Research

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Power Headache: Will it Ever Get the Right Pill? (II)

“Part of our problem is inadequate policy in place to back up regulations. Policy forms the bedrock upon which regulation and orders are based and their absence portends unsustainable plans and programmes”, Ogaji noted. She also stated that load allocation from the national grid to the 11 Discos on specific percentage is counter-productive and must

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Oando Gas & Power Divests Interest in Captive Power Plants

Oando Gas and Power (OGP), a subsidiary of Oando Plc, has divested its interests in captive power plants and focused on gas infrastructure expansion. Speaking on the sideline of the just-concluded Nigeria Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Abuja, the Managing Director, Mr. Bolaji Osunsanya, said: “As portfolio developers, we’ve divested from our captive power

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