Author: Nevson Mpofu

European Union Solar Renewable Energy Project Scores A First

As Zimbabwe Moves Towards A Go Green Environment… Zimbabwe in its consented effort to bring Renewable Energy home has been supported by European Union, SNV which is Netherlands Development Corporation and Davani Trust to develop spat of Solar Energy projects. In a multi-faceted move to disseminate the outstanding Solar Energy Project, Zimbabwe Women Resource Centre and Network and Practical Action conducted a Media Tour to news showcase the work so far done. The Mashava Sustainable Solar Energy for Communities Project is located in Gwanda   Matabeleland South 800 kilometers away from the capital city of Harare, Matabeleland South Province. It consists of 400 panels with each 255 watts .It generates 100 kilowatts of energy which supplies 3 Irrigation Schemes , Mangongoni  , Sevasa and Rasta Gorge Irrigation , a clinic , Msendai Business Centre and Mashava . An Expert in the field of Solar who works for Practical Action, Zibanai Kisimusi said the project is highly targeting 10,000 families around the area . However he said only a minimum number is at the moment utilizing the Energy resource because of the high costs in terms of payment. ‘’The challenge is that people in the areas surrounded are paying money in order for them to get the energy provision. However, it is a blessing to those at the school, clinic and some who can afford despite high costs. ‘’The cost...

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Fight Climate Change; Stay Below 1, 5 Degrees Of Warming

The global population today faces immense socio- economic and political challenges.  Most countries especially in Africa are seriously affected by extreme poverty where an increased number lack access to basic services. The majority is extremely affected by poverty because of climate change from global warming that has led to severe metrological and hydrological droughts caused by the atmosphere warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius. These catastrophes have drastically impacted more on communities in Africa with some countries failing to cope with mitigation and adaptation due to lack of climate finance, social cohesion of political will and isolation from the International community. It is therefore a priority to for the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to foster policy development so as to forecast on climate change mitigation and adaptation through Bio-Diversity protection, research and development programs. Secondly, the implementation of BECCS Technologies to reduce climate change is important.   Also, there is need to create other technologies which are conducive to a pollution free, disease free and an environmentally stable and sustainable community. University of Zimbabwe Environment and Agriculture Expert Professor Sheunesu Mupepereki reckons that if countries stay below 1.5 degrees of warming there are greater chances of stability in rainfall resulting in good harvests. The input part comes with bumper output of harvest and the outcome is adequate food supply that...

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Energy Investiments And Finance Vital For The Developing World Energy Story

Sub-Saharan Africa, South East and Pacific Asia which are Energy poverty impacted Regions need at least 49, 4 billion annually to finance their overall Energy projects and the current spending rotating in these Regions is 9 billion. World Bank has over the past years since 2007 financed 31 billion worth Energy projects in developing countries especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. In order to monitor the reduction of absolute poverty in the World, there is need to focus strongly on Energy financing in order to develop various energy projects, reduce poverty and win on Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Experts in the Energy sector in Zimbabwe have taken a strong move to work towards sustaining energy projects through sourcing finance and calling for Investments to boost the sector. The prevalent rate of climate change in the countries felt elsewhere in the World is fast reducing BIOFUEL ENERGY relied on by 60% of the rural population mainly in developing countries struggling to grapple with solar energy which is cheap, efficient, though insufficient, it is reliable with those who have used it .The strong fact is Solar is renewable, therefore it is of less cost once purchased. CLEAN ENERGY FOR ALL workshops organized by Business Council for Sustainable Development , Practical Action ,ZERA and ZERO  held  since issues of energy took Centre stage have since short time memorial brought change in the country...

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Pollution Effects On Green Economy

Nations in their frantic bid to reduce pollution are severely pulled down human fertility factors related to high birth rate causing high population. At a Global glance looking at how we are supposed to do it, it is target of every country to eliminate rather than reduce. This consummate well with Thomas Malthus theories of the 18 century that over population would be a big problem by this century we are in. The British Demographer and Economic Analyst envisaged of social and economic problems arising from over population in the world. Imagine, by that century the World’s total was less 1 and half billion. Today the World is in topsy- turvy, with a total bulging population of 7 and half billion. Sundry of arising challenges, climate change from Global Warming, HIV and AIDS, desertification, natural disasters and above all Pollution the core subject fail the World to achieve on the achievement of a Green Job Economy. Green Economy is free from human and natural environmental intoxications like pollution scum. Later a Green Economy produces advantages of gain related to sustainable resources which make people have livelihoods in a livable community. Pollution defined as human negligence with waste output violating the natural environment, falls in five categories, air which rises up with greenhouse gases like carbon-dioxide affecting the ozone layer that which protects us from sun’s rays called ultra-violent. is...

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The Green Energy Analysis

Long time back in ancient days, Economic Analyst and Demographer Thomas Malthus of Britain eye opened  into future séance that came to touch ground of the 21st  century.  Thomas talked of an over-populated World of  6 billion people that would not carry the number befitting existing resources. We are facing new Technological threshold  in Energy to phase out antique Energy Technologies which have created for us emission output which have had impacts on human lives and the natural environment from which Energy sources are embedded. The important figure when talking about Solar Power is Albert Einstein,  a Germany by birth, born in 14 March 1879.Albert Einstein discovered Solar Power at the age of 26. It sounds interesting to me when I focus on a development case of  Energy discovered 137 years ago.We talk of its height in Africa today yet others have gone long way. One area so much of current interest is that of Diesel 50 and Solar powered vehicles. Around the World,  use of Diesel 500 is condemned. However we need to grapple with challenges , take up the idea of changing times and consummate modern applicable standards. Diesel 50 is the most recommended one at a time solar powered vehicles take a knock in a move to match Technology.This makes us move towards Green Energy and a Health Environment .The Development is in line with the...

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