August 2011 Blog Posts (7)

News castel port third phase Expansion Approval

​ BHP Billiton has approved a further US$367 million (BHP Billiton share) investment for the third stage of development of the Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group’s (NCIG) coal handling facility in Newcastle, Australia.

BHP Billiton’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Hunter Valley Energy Coal Pty Ltd, is a 35.5 per cent shareholder in the holding company of the…


Added by fatima abdou on August 31, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Launch of African Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF 2)

REEEP is pleased to announce the launch of the 2nd cycle of the Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFRICEF 2); the call for proposals and Forum guidelines are attached. 


Clean energy projects, selected via the call for proposals will be provided with free professional support and assistance on the preparation of bankable business plans and professional investor pitches and connected…


Added by Amanda Luxande on August 26, 2011 at 10:26am — No Comments

New Fund to Protect African Elephants Launched at UN-Backed Forum

A UN-backed meeting of global conservation experts has concluded in Geneva with important decisions to protect a number of endangered species, including the launch of a trust fund to ensure the long-term survival of the African elephant population.

Several countries have already contributed to the multi-donor technical trust for the implementation of an African Elephant Action Plan, and more were encouraged to do so by the participants of the meeting of the Standing Committee of the…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 22, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments

Nairobi Students Selected as Environmental Envoys for Kenya

Two Nairobi students have been selected as Young Environmental Envoys for Kenya by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bayer, a global innovator enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials.

Michael Sam Muli, 18, from Nairobi and Ruth Cherono Sego, 23, from Eldoret, will travel to Germany in October to join other envoys from 18 countries for a…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 11, 2011 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Controversial road construction project in Tanzania definitively rejected

A highway through the Serengeti National Park was supposed to connect isolated areas at Lake Victoria with the region around the Kilimanjaro. In the opinion of the Tanzanian government, this was planned, in order to achieve a better development of the regions and to tap new the markets. After a long lasting protest of national and international conservationists in combination with the menace of the UNESCO to deprive the world natural heritage state, awarded in…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on August 10, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments

Estimating the Global Public Health Implications of Electricity and Coal Consumption

Background: The growing health risks associated with greenhouse gas emissions highlight the need for new energy policies that emphasize efficiency and low-carbon energy intensity.

Objectives: We assessed the relationships among electricity use, coal consumption, and health outcomes.

Methods: Using time-series data sets from 41 countries with varying development trajectories between 1965 and 2005, we developed an autoregressive model of life expectancy (LE) and infant mortality…


Added by Kateregga Dennis on August 6, 2011 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Understanding South Africa's changing Energy Landscape

As South Africa struggles with the policy challenges of meeting the ever-growing demand by business and consumers for energy to fuel development and economic growth, households are faced with the increasing cost of electricity and other forms of energy, as well as the ongoing possibility of disruptive load shedding.


The global climate change agenda also has a significant role to play in this dilemma, and many consumers are concerned about “greening” the energy supply of their…


Added by Linda Larbie on August 1, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

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