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    According to a UN Environment study published in 2019, extractive industries are responsible for half of the world’s carbon emissions, with the extraction and processing of metals and other minerals responsible for 26% of these environmentally degrading emissions. While this finding does not sit favourably with the heightening anti-climate...

    At the end of October, the last of 365 turbines at the Lake Turkana Wind Power (LTWP) Project was fully commissioned and plugged into the national grid, marking the completion of this enormous project that remains Kenya’s largest ever single private investment. Full construction of the 310MW capacity wind farm...

    Gemini Wind Park was officially opened in May 2017 at a public ceremony in Eemshaven, the seaport town located in the North of the Netherlands which served as the onshore base from which the major offshore project was delivered. The inauguration resembled the bookend of eight years of exhaustive work by the team and...

    juwi Renewable Energies South Africa is part of the international juwi group, one of the world’s leading companies in the renewable energy industry. The South African business is one of 15 subsidiaries in countries worldwide, after the original juwi group decided to expand out of its German roots...

  2017 has been a year of progress in the global resources and renewable energy sectors, and myself and the RGN team have taken great pride in documenting this story through our in-depth analysis and wide-ranging spotlights on a host of exciting companies across the industries. Here is...

Masdar’s vision is “to make Abu Dhabi the preeminent source of renewable energy knowledge, development and implementation, and the world’s benchmark for sustainable development”. In its endeavour to make this ambition a reality, no stone is left unturned. Masdar’s business divisions and projects span an...

Heemskirk Consolidated (ASX: HSK) began 10 years ago as another Australian junior focused on base and precious metals. It held stakes in operating mines, including a tungsten operation it sold for US$14 million, but along the way identified a pathway to potentially greater success in...

As the provider of 95% of power in South Africa and 45% of power across the African continent, Eskom is truly a force to be reckoned with. But the state-owned public utility does not have the cleanest track record. It generates the majority of its...

The world’s largest concentrated solar power (CSP) plant is currently being built in Ouarzazate, Morocco, with the aim of powering a million homes. The first three phases of development, called Noor I, II and III were all awarded to Saudi Arabian developer ACWA Power, due...

Wind energy has experienced exponential growth in South Africa over recent years. From the country having just eight wind turbines in 2008, it now has around 400 operational and many more on the way. Tasked with managing and regulating this dynamic industry is the South...