Renewable energy becoming an economic no-brainer

2016-12-09 19:38

The relentless drop in prices of renewables puts large-scale power plants, unable to compete with lower prices, at real risk of becoming stranded assets, warn analysts.

McWilliams: SA’s nuclear deal with Russia serves only the kleptocracy

2016-11-24 10:22

The nuclear energy bill is symptomatic of a new era of kleptocracy where SA's future interests are sacrificed on the altar of greed and self-interest, says an analyst.

SA to exhaust gold reserves in 38 years

2016-11-20 12:45

Gold production has come down more than 50% in a decade.

Glencore lashes out at Eskom over coal claims

2016-11-06 09:50

Glencore has rejected allegations by Eskom CEO Brian Molefe that it sold the parastatal coal at exorbitant prices.

Proof that solar, wind, gas - not nuclear - is best for SA

2016-11-03 15:30

The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.

The value of coal

2016-10-30 08:45

Power utility Eskom, banks such as Nedbank and energy investors still believe there is a bright future for coal projects in the country. Yolandi Groenewald investigates.

Coal fight off to court

2016-10-16 06:07

Environmental organisations are adamant that new power stations are not in line with emission rules.

First private coal power station bidders announced

2016-10-10 10:54

The energy minister has announced that private bidders Thabametsi and Khanyisa have won the first bid window to build SA's first independent coal-fired power stations.

Zuma's nephews' coal licences under fire

2016-09-25 06:11

A company with links to relatives of President Jacob Zuma has been dragged to court over protected land.

Rob Jeffery: Reindustrialise SA – critical for economic growth, jobs

2016-09-16 11:33

Reindustrialisation, electricity and employment are the keys to growth but all parties must recognise their obligations and work towards a common goal, says an economist.


Draft energy plan is lightweight, superficial and dangerous - Yelland

2016-11-30 07:20

It is obvious that the artificial constraints on solar and wind in the draft IRP base-case is a political decision rather than a rational planning decision, says Chris Yelland.

Expert reveals why energy plan should have no nuclear

2016-11-23 07:50

If no annual new-build limits were imposed on wind and solar, there would be no nuclear and no new coal, explains CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Eskom hits back at Glencore over coal dealings

2016-11-06 18:45

Eskom has made public letters from Glencore in a bid to set the record straight over suggestions that the power utility lied about how much the mining firm wanted for coal.

Eskom: We did not favour Tegeta

2016-11-04 12:38

Power utility Eskom says it firmly rejects the suggestion that Tegeta is favoured, or that due process was not followed.

#StateCaptureReport: Madonsela nails Eskom over Gupta coal tender

2016-11-02 17:06

Prepayment by Eskom to Gupta-owned Tegeta allegedly used to buy Optimum Coal Mine from Glencore may be corrupt, illegal and amount to fruitless and wasteful expenditure.

Gupta's Tegeta 'repaid' prepayment loan - Eskom

2016-10-19 18:35

A controversial prepayment loan for coal to Tegeta Exploration and Resources - a Gupta family-controlled company - has been 'repaid in full', says Eskom.

Glencore jumps to 15-month high as coal prices extend surge

2016-10-13 10:00

Glencore has jumped to a 15-month high in London as coal prices rose and a Japanese steelmaker was said to agree to pay the most for coking coal in four years.

Reality TV star joins Vitol to buy Gupta coal terminal stake

2016-09-30 07:59

The Shores producer and star Quinton van der Burgh has partnered with one of the world’s biggest commodity traders to buy a stake in the continent’s largest coal terminal.

Futuregrowth seeks 'right side of history' with clean coal

2016-09-20 20:29

Futuregrowth Asset Management has suspended funding to the coal industry in order to be “on the right side of history", says chief investment officer Andrew Canter.

China seen investing too much in power plants

2016-09-14 09:30

China may be investing too much in coal power, with construction of new plants accelerating at the same time that demand growth for electricity is slowing.

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