Energy

F1’s shift to sustainable fuels and its implications on the future 

Formula One (F1), the pinnacle of motorsport, has long been synonymous with innovation. Throughout its illustrious 70-plus-year history, F1 has consistently pioneered technological advancements that not only enhance the sport but also make significant contributions to broader communities. From Project Pitlane, an initiative launched during

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Corporations in Kenya join govt in the ambitious plan to plant 15 billion trees.

Responding to the urgent global call for environmental protection and sustainability, Kenya has made a bold move to plant an unprecedented 15 billion trees. Aimed at mitigating climate change, increasing biodiversity and enhancing environmental resilience, this ambitious effort reaffirms the nation’s commitment to environmental stewardship

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Empowering women in STEM is a crucial step towards achieving SDGs by 2030

As we navigate the complexities of the 21st century, the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in achieving sustainable development cannot be overstated. However, a critical hurdle persists – the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. Understanding and addressing this gender gap is

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Kenya’s economic struggles: The IMF-backed reforms, fuel subsidy controversy and the road ahead

At present, Kenya is grappling with multiple challenges compounded by global conditions impacting economic activities and leading to tightened financial conditions.  The Kenyan economy is facing multiple challenges as it tries to recover from a prolonged drought and El Nino effects. These challenges include volatility

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An overview of Kenya’s carbon market regulations: A blueprint for sustainable practices and environmental responsibility

In the pursuit of a sustainable and eco-friendly future, Kenya has taken a significant stride by implementing the Climate Change (Carbon Markets) Regulations, 2023. This regulatory framework aims to provide a structured approach to carbon market projects, offering both opportunities and revealing potential gaps. Let’s

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Solar Maximum 2024: Are we on the brink of an Internet apocalypse?

So, in case you are unaware, we are currently in solar cycle 25, which commenced in December 2019. But there is nothing too predictable about a solar cycle, which on average lasts 11 years. The sun’s magnetic field propels a solar cycle. The sun, like

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Kenya-Uganda trade standoff: Legal battle after denied licence and concerns over fuel import crisis

According to trade statistics from 2021, Uganda is a major destination for Kenyan exports, making it a crucial trading partner. As a landlocked country, Uganda heavily relies on Kenya and Tanzania to access goods that arrive via sea. It, therefore, came as a surprise that

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Green energy revolution: Macro-economic effects, power struggles and winners in the changing landscape of energy economics.

Economic power affects every state and industry in defining manners. Economic power is the access to wealth, natural renewable resources, monopoly powers and/or superior technology. The current global initiative towards climate change threatens to cause a shift in economic powers and strengths, particularly concerning access

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President Ruto and UAE spearhead new African clean energy initiative at COP28

President William Ruto and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have joined forces to convene African Heads of State and other prominent personalities to accelerate Africa’s green industrialisation.   Speaking during the launch of the ‘Africa Green Industrialization Initiative’ at the COP28, President Ruto said the initiative

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Navigating geopolitical dynamics and complex realities at COP28

The stage is set for a critical juncture in the global arena as the world gears towards COP28. With climate change threats steadily on the rise, the Conference of the Parties summit offers hope for efforts to tackle challenges. However, beneath the surface of cooperation,

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Climate change and health: Health needs to be front and centre of national plans to fight climate change

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28), WHO has published its “2023 review of health in nationally determined contributions and long-term strategies” highlighting the actions needed to ensure that people’s health is fully prioritised and integrated into national plans to fight climate change. Climate

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IMF affirms climate change commitment amid anomalies and global partnerships

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has affirmed its position on the climate change global initiative. The IMF has stated its intention to engage with the global initiative by supporting its member states in alignment with the organisation’s mandated roles. On 16th July 2021, the IMF’s

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World Road Congress: Electromobility is the way to go in the decarbonisation agenda

In the heart of Prague, the World Road Congress 2023 brought together the world’s foremost minds in transportation and infrastructure. This gathering of experts delved into the ever-evolving landscape of mobility and infrastructure. At the forefront of their deliberations were the promise of electromobility, autonomous

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Africa Climate Summit 2023: Kenya embraces green hydrogen gas

If you have watched the Netflix film ‘Glass Onion’ starring Danielle Craig as the indomitable sleuth Benoit Blanc from its prequel ‘Knives Out’, you might find yourself pondering the use of hydrogen gas as the fuel of the future. In the film, hydrogen is portrayed

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Harnessing energy management and compliance to reduce carbon emissions

In the face of an ever-worsening climate crisis, the urgency to tackle carbon emissions has never been more critical. As we stand at the precipice of irreversible damage to our planet, two powerful allies emerge – energy efficiency and compliance. Together, they form an indomitable

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President Ruto’s address at the Global Financial Pact Summit in Paris: A comprehensive review

President William Ruto attended the New Global Financial Pact Summit held in Paris, France. The summit sought to address a a range of objectives, including but not limited to the following: Restoring fiscal space to countries facing short-term difficulties, especially the most indebted countries. Promoting

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Should developing countries give up on loss and damage fund?

The second session of the United Nations Habitat Assembly has been underway this week, bringing together several heads of state, representatives from member states, civil society organisations, and other stakeholders from across the globe. The event drew participants to the UN-Habitat Headquarters in Nairobi, where

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Kenya’s transition to sustainable energy

The negative impact on climate change by human activities has been a topic of discussion for a long time. Advancement of technology led to new methods of exploration and use of energy resources. Parties to the Paris Agreement committed to pursuing efforts that will see

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Dangote’s New Refinery in Nigeria and Kenya’s Quest for Energy Independence

In a significant development this week, Aliko Dangote, a prominent Nigerian businessman, inaugurated Africa’s largest petroleum refinery. With a daily processing capacity of 65,000 barrels of petroleum, this privately owned refinery is set to revolutionise Nigeria’s fuel industry. The country, despite being an oil producer,

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Rethinking energy in the wake of climate change and sustainability

Earlier this month the High Court in London dismissed a climate-based lawsuit against the Board of Directors of Shell company for failure to act responsibly in strengthening the company’s energy transition strategy. The court in its ruling argued that the principal role of directors is

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