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Guyana and Trinidad sign energy MOU


President David Granger (L) and Prime Minister Keith Rowley exchange copies of the MOU. Photo: Ministry of the Presidency

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — President of Guyana, David Granger, and prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley, on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding on energy sector cooperation in Georgetown.

Rowley said this represents documentation of his country’s commitment to do more in its neighbourly relations with Guyana with respect to the generation of economic activity.

He said both governments were laying the groundwork and providing the encouragement for the private sector to seize opportunities that are available to both countries at this time and that this was a good thing for the people of Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana.

Granger said…

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10th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum Takes Centerstage in Miami : South Florida Caribbean News


MIAMISouth Florida Caribbean News is pleased to be a media partner for the 10th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum (CREF), the largest annual gathering of the Caribbean energy market.

Presented by New Energy Events, CREF draws more than 500 attendees from 50 countries and speakers across multiple tracks, with sessions and workshops attended by governments and utilities from over 20 Caribbean jurisdictions.

10th Caribbean Renewable Energy…

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battleground for a just transition – Energy Transition


South Africa has finally released its climate change bill. The legislation could strengthen municipalities in their transition to renewable energy, argues science writer Leonie Joubert.

Local governments should earn their income from the distribution of electricity (Photo by Anagoria, CC NY-SA 3.0)


Electricity supply across South Africa is the task of the national government, but local municipalities are responsible for the last leg of energy distribution and sale. Two out of three South Africans now live in cities. This means that local government is key to meeting the daily energy needs of the majority of our citizens.

Many cities in South Africa use a Robin Hood approach to tackling the challenge of bringing free or affordable basic electricity and water services to poorer urban…

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Why nuclear energy should be part of Africa’s energy mix


Africa has the least nuclear power of any continent in the world, with the exception of Australia where nuclear power is banned.

All the largest economies in the world have nuclear power as part of their energy mix.

Over the past decade opposition to nuclear has been growing as concerns have risen about the environmental costs in terms of radiation risks and waste management, safety concerns, delays in the construction of nuclear power plants, and the high costs involved.

The issue of public acceptance is also critical. But these concerns aren’t without solutions.

I believe there are three reasons why African countries should pursue the nuclear power option as part of their energy mix. The first is the continent’s dire energy crisis.

Secondly, Africa…

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‘Will I come back dead?’ The human cost of South African gold, Energy & Commodities


Mon, Sep 10, 2018 – 1:20 PM

[JOHANNESBURG] After more than two decades of improving mine safety since the end of apartheid, South Africa’s progress has stalled with an increase in gold-mining deaths.

More than 50 people have died in the country’s mines in 2018, roughly the same number as this time last year. While annual death tolls are far lower than the 615 in recorded in 1993 — the last full year of apartheid — 2017 witnessed the first rise in 10 years.

Most of the gold mining fatalities are due to workers being crushed under falling rocks, caused by more frequent tremors as companies dig deeper for the precious metal, in some cases reaching depths of more than 4 kilometers (2.5 miles). The government is investigating Sibanye Gold Ltd.’s operations, where over half the gold mining…

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South Africa’s African Oxygen H1 profit up 10 pct | Energy & Oil


JOHANNESBURG, Sept 10 (Reuters) – South African industrial gas supplier African Oxygen (Afrox) reported a 10 percent increase in half-year profit on Monday boosted by volume growth from its liquefied petroleum gas, healthcare and bulk industrial gases products.

Diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) rose to 102.8 cents per share for the six months ended June 30, from 93.3 cents a year earlier.

HEPS is the main profit measure in South Africa that strips out once-off items. (Reporting by Tanisha Heiberg; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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