A Kenyan national, Amina Mohamed, has been announced as the assistant secretary-general and deputy executive director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 10:47

SESSA appoints permanent ombudsman

The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa (SESSA) has appointed Carel Ballack as their permanent ombudsman to deal with the arbitration and mediation issues of the Society and its members, given the rapid growth of southern Africa’s sustainable and energy-efficient sectors.
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has announced that it will loan Zambia US$285-million for an electricity line linking southern and eastern Africa. “The construction of the power line will start in November 2011 and will be done by China’s TBEA”, said Ernest Mupwaya, managing director of Zambia’s power company, Zesco.
Benoni Erskine, Director of Energy at the Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, confirmed that Botswana will be introducing renewable energy feed-in tariffs for electricity generation by March next year.
Monday, 13 June 2011 13:58

Labrum appointed as SRK’s new MD

Although the headcount at SRK Consulting has tripled since Peter Labrum joined the business in 1989, the professionalism that attracted him then remains at the core of his leadership mandate in his newly appointed role as managing director.
Monday, 13 June 2011 13:56

Green Google

Google has furthered its investment in green energy resources by purchasing the largest solar power tower plant on the planet. Located in the Mojave Desert, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is already under construction and is reportedly looking to produce 392 MW on completion in 2013 (1 MW would power approximately 650 homes).
Monday, 13 June 2011 13:55

IEA announces new executive director

Former Dutch Minister Maria van der Hoeven has been named the next executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Van der Hoeven will succeed Nobuo Tanaka of Japan, who will serve until 31 August 2011, completing four years of service.
Monday, 13 June 2011 13:54

COP 17 will be held in Durban

One of the world’s largest conferences, the 17th Conference of Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), will take place from 28 November to 9 December 2011 at the International Convention Centre in Durban.
In April 2011, Extract Resources Ltd in Perth completed a definitive feasibility study demonstrating the technical and economic viability of its Husab project, potentially one of the world’s largest uranium mines.

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