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Assessing the Effectiveness of National Solar and Wind Energy Policies in South Africa

"The report assesses the progress made on renewable energy deployment for the solar and wind technologies over the last 12 years in South Africa. First the report assesses the potential contribution solar water heaters (SWHs), concentrating solar po…

A World Agreement on Oil?

This paper addresses ways to cope with potential instability in the world oil market, with a view to whether action by the L20 can do anything about it. It is often said that the major geographical source of oil, the "Middle East," is a highly turbu…

The Dark Side of Solar: How the Rising Solar Industry Empowers Political Interests that could Impede a Clean Energy Transition

Fossil fuels still supply most of the world’s energy needs. Today, solar power provides just 2 percent of the world’s electricity, and the generation of electricity, in turn, accounts for just a quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. To a…

The Bumpy Path Towards Knowledge Convergence for Pro-Poor Agro-Biotechnology Regulation and Development: Exploring Kenya's Regulatory Process

Important for this paper is the dynamics brought about by regulatory pressures and what this means for knowledge use towards productive debates that could lead to pro-poor biotechnology development. In view of this, there is need to re-orient the di…

Energy Management News Volume 20 No 3

This issue comprises several articles and conference papers. The first and second articles both discuss energy saving initiatives. Article no.1 is entitled : Top energy ranking for Three Cities Bantry Bay Suite Hotel (page 1). The second article is…

Emerging Technologies for Climate Change Adaptation: A Case Study in Dangbe East District of Ghana

The coastlines of Ghana present significant wind potential which if properly harnessed could provide alternative livelihood opportunities and speed up climate change adaptation processes among those communities hard-hit by climate change effects. To…

Libertés et Contraintes dans la Règlementation du Marché des Télécommunications en Afrique de l'Ouest exemple du Marché Sénégalais / Freedoms and Constraints in the Regulation of the Telecommunications Market in West Africa - Senegalese Market Example

The United States have for years reserved the management pf their telecommunications sector for a single public company, but it later became a private company. The company operated within the framework of a regulation that defined its rights and o…

Institutional Landscape for Eco-innovation Development in Africa

In many developing countries, there are pockets and islands of innovativeness, or individual entrepreneurs with an innovative spirit, in otherwise static and traditional economies. Much attention has recently been paid to innovation as a way for ind…

Eco-innovation Policies for Sustainable Development in Africa: Case Studies from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, and Zambia

There are growing concerns about the state of the natural environment due to the negative impacts of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions, inefficiency in natural resource and waste management as well as the devastating impacts of pollution among many ot…

Revisiting International Climate Negotiations from an African Perspective

2020 is an important year for the international climate agenda despite a general loss of momentum and resurgence of the divide between traditional polluters, emerging polluters, and the most vulnerable countries. While African countries only contrib…

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