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    Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni, has begun the construction of two new solar PV projects in Pakistan and Tunisia. The Tunisian plant will be built at the ADAM oil concession, while the plant in Pakistan will be situated in close proximity to the Bhit gas field. A company statement highlighted that the projects will support upstream...

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    Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) has, on behalf of the government of India, extended three lines of credit totaling $83.11 million to the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The credit will be used to finance the installation of three solar PV power projects with a total capacity of 35MW in three provinces namely Kar...

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    Energy demand worldwide grew by 2.3% last year, its fastest pace this decade, an exceptional performance driven by a robust global economy and stronger heating and cooling needs in some regions. These findings are part of the International Energy Agency’s latest assessment of global energy consumption and energy-related CO2 emissions for 2018. T...

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    Amid the political tension in Venezuela, intensified power shortages experienced over the past weeks are adding more chaos and unrest in the South American country. Reports have it that recent outages have caused a spike in the number of deaths in hospitals. According to Al Jazeera, both the political chaos and the increase in power outages are ...

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    Smart energy advocacy initiative Energy Upgrade Group has released the results of a poll conducted to learn what consumers are more concerned on regarding social issues. The results highlight that Californians are more concerned on environmental issues, including water conservation and clean energy use, higher than other social issues. The major...

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    The New York Power Authority’s new Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe) is driving cost reductions and operational benefits right out of the gate. Last month, the lab embarked on its first protection and performance study for the Moses Adirondack Advanced Power Flow Control Project to look for ways NYPA can more effectively lev...

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    US utility Consumers Energy has been recognised for its energy efficiency programmes by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). The utility has been named in ACEEE's fourth National Review of Exemplary Energy Efficiency Programmes. Consumers Energy has secured the recognition owing to the success of its Small Business and A...

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    By Joao Costa, senior sustainability specialist at the International Hydropower Association (IHA) How can Africa use sustainability guidelines to maximise its vast hydropower resources? Besides producing much-needed clean, affordable and reliable electricity, hydropower also offers vital water supply and irrigation services, including protection...

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    Last week, China's environment minister, Li Ganjie, said the country has reduced coal dependency by nearly 20% in the past year, however, the war on smog is getting harder. "In reality the pressures are huge and it isn't easy to be optimistic about the trends," he said. "The things that could easily be done have already mostly been done, and the...

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    Understanding the scope of wind turbine blade damage is the first step to preventing it. In order to get the maximum operational and financial benefit from larger turbines, and those in new markets, it is essential that turbine blades are serviced regularly and to a high standard. This article first appeared in ESI-Africa Edition 1, 2019. Recent...