ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Zuma: We will never have load shedding again

2016-05-06 13:34

Load shedding is now a thing of the past, President Jacob Zuma has told staff at Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg.

Water risks strand projects worth billions

2016-04-29 20:03

Economists and financial analysts are identifying powerful signals of economic distress - this time in the energy, mining, power-producing and farm industries.

Solar Impulse 2 reaches point of no return

2016-04-22 17:00

A solar plane on an around-the-world journey has reached the point of no return over the Pacific Ocean after departing Hawaii, and now it's California or bust.

7.64% Eskom hike to hit municipalities in July

2016-04-19 11:43

Many consumers will see their electricity prices jump by about 7.64% in July, after energy regulator Nersa approved an increase for municipalities this week.

New Brics-supported bank approves first loans

2016-04-17 13:08

The new multilateral lender set up by the Brics nations has approved its first set of loans valued at $811m for renewable energy projects.

Hunger, power cuts as Kariba dries up

2016-04-11 18:01

Lake Kariba on the Zambezi River border between Zimbabwe and Zambia used to be dotted with hundreds of commercial fishing rigs, while local fishermen in small makeshift boats would catch enough bream for their livelihood.

Nuclear plan not delayed indefinitely – ministry

2016-04-06 18:50

The 9.6 GW nuclear procurement programme has not been postponed indefinitely, according to the Department of Energy.

SA postpones nuclear deal as court case looms

2016-04-06 15:19

A court case questioning the legality of SA's nuclear procurement programme has caused government to delay gazetting the request for proposals, says the DA.

The problem with SA’s nuclear industry

2016-04-01 06:46

Nuclear experts of all stripes need to talk to instead of past each other while ignoring the elephants in the room, says Chris Yelland.

Future looks bleak for nuclear energy - expert

2016-03-22 15:47

Nuclear power generation has turned into an expensive operation, even when the machines are amortised, says nuclear expert Mycle Schneider.

 

Solar Impulse 2 takes off on next leg

2016-05-02 17:36

The Solar Impulse 2, an experimental aircraft flying around the world to draw attention to clean energy technologies, is en route to Phoenix.

Solar plane pilots say trip was also test of human endurance

2016-04-25 16:07

The two Swiss pilots taking turns to fly a solar-powered plane around the world say the endeavour is not only a demonstration of the importance of renewable energy but also of the many challenges the human body can endure.

Eskom cuts diesel bill by R760m in five months

2016-04-19 14:53

Eskom has reported a significant decline in diesel usage from R800m to R40m in five months as the power utility makes steady progress in its turnaround strategy.

Boko Haram makes its own fuel

2016-04-18 22:05

Boko Haram has been forced to produce its own fuel to power its motorbikes because of an acute petrol shortage caused by a military squeeze on supply lines.

Solar Impulse 2 to resume round-the-world flight within days

2016-04-16 21:59

The Solar Impulse 2 sun-powered plane is set to resume its record-breaking flight around the world within days, leaving Hawaii when weather permits, a spokesperson says.

No low-carbon energy future without nuclear - expert

2016-04-08 13:00

Nuclear power has unique capabilities that make it impossible to even consider a low carbon energy future without it being part of the mix, writes Dr Anthonie Cilliers.

Load shedding 'a thing of the past', says Brown

2016-04-06 18:14

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says there is “no prognosis” for load shedding in winter, and attributes Eskom's turnaround to Brian Molefe's stable leadership.

Oil spill tests on ice prove Arctic quests risky

2016-04-04 20:22

The skimmer is lowered from the rear of the icebreaker, its weight pushing massive pieces of ice under the water and forcing the spilt oil up to the surface, where the sticky black goo can be sucked up. Luckily this is just a test...

Environmentalists: SA did sign nuclear deal with Russia

2016-03-30 14:24

Environmentalists who have taken the government to court allege legal documents indicate that South Africa did sign a nuclear deal with Russia.

Russian, SA unions differ on nuclear job opportunities

2016-03-18 13:33

A Russian nuclear union that is keen to win labour support for South Africa's new build programme will have a tough job winning over strongly anti-nuclear Cosatu.

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