First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017

2014-12-22 14:45

The first nuclear reactor being built by the United Arab Emirates will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, says an official.

Craving sugar? Blame your brain

2014-12-18 17:00

A mechanism that appears to sense how much glucose is reaching the brain and prompts animals to seek more if it detects a shortfall may play a role in driving our preference for sweet and starchy foods.

SA to start nuclear procurement process

2014-12-17 12:46

Government continues its engagements with various prospective nuclear vendor countries, says the presidency.

Denmark may get energy-rich Arctic waters

2014-12-15 14:38

Denmark will lay claim to energy-rich, but contested territory around the North Pole by submitting data to the UN which it says demonstrates the area is an extension of its continental shelf.

Apartheid to blame for blackouts - Zuma

2014-12-12 22:26

South Africa's energy problems are a product of apartheid and government was not to blame for the current blackouts, President Jacob Zuma says.

Jozi old age home in the dark due to power failure

2014-12-11 08:56

A power failure has caused the last working lift in an old-age home in Brakpan to break down, leaving its elderly residents no choice but to climb stairs in the eight-storey building.

Solar power runs home, office

2014-12-10 21:15

While frustrations mount because of Eskom's energy crisis, a Fin24 user shares how solar power is running his home and office - even leaving power to spare.

Craving sugar? Blame your brain

2014-12-09 14:30

A mechanism that appears to sense how much glucose is reaching the brain and prompts animals to seek more if it detects a shortfall may play a role in driving our preference for sweet and starchy foods.

Ukraine buckles under gas pressure

2014-12-08 11:14

Ukraine expects Russia to resume supplies of gas after Kiev transferred a pre-payment of $378m to Gazprom, says the energy minister.

Eskom chaos set to dampen Christmas festivities

2014-12-07 10:39

South Africans are warned to brace themselves for somewhat less festive cheer as the Eskom crisis looks set to continue into the New Year.

UN calls fossil fuels 'high risk' investment

2014-12-02 16:11

Falling oil prices show the 'high risk' of fossil fuel investments compared with renewable energies, the UN's climate chief says at the start of 190-nation talks on a deal to slow global warming.

Eskom signs coal deal with Anglo's Inyosi Coal

2014-11-28 13:41

Eskom says it has signed a coal supply deal with Anglo American's black empowerment company Inyosi Coal to have the commodity delivered to Kusile power station.

Australian energy firms hammered by Opec move

2014-11-28 09:45

Australian energy firms have been hit hard by the Opec oil cartel's decision against cutting production, with stocks tumbling across the board.

Namibia's Kudu gas project still on track

2014-11-25 14:28

Namibia's 885MW Kudu gas-to-power project is still on track with a final investment decision expected by June 2015, the mines and energy ministry says.

Biden: Time to act on energy security

2014-11-23 13:30

US Vice President Joe Biden says Europe must improve its energy security, warning of Russia's "track record" in using energy supplies as a weapon.

Power cuts continue

2014-11-22 10:18

Eskom says there will be no relief for consumers as load shedding continues across the country.

Eskom starts load shedding

2014-11-21 13:37

Eskom has started load shedding due to various problems, and says it could continue over the weekend.

Repsol begins search for oil near Canary Islands

2014-11-19 14:16

Spanish energy firm Repsol has begun searching for oil in the waters off the Canary Islands despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.

Supply tight due to nippy weather, warns Eskom

2014-11-19 11:24

The power system remains constrained but stable, with high electricity usage expected at night due to cold weather conditions, warns Eskom.

Putin's oil tsar flying to Vienna as Opec meets

2014-11-17 19:33

Rosneft says chief executive Igor Sechin will fly to Vienna for an energy summit, just two days before Opec meets in the city to debate the plunge in oil prices.

Obama's position on Keystone has not changed

2014-11-14 17:24

President Barack Obama says position on the Keystone XL oil pipeline has not changed, as the Republican-led US House of Representatives prepared to vote to approve the project.

Your life after cigarettes

2014-11-14 12:46

The health benefits are reward enough, but check out these additional bonuses.

Ipsa Group CEO dies suddenly

2014-11-13 11:00

The Ipsa Group has announced the sudden death of Phil Metcalf, CEO of the company.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 11:25

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA warns that climate change targets are at risk and conflicts could still wreak havoc with supplies.

Eskom against Westinghouse's 'high-handedness'

2014-11-12 09:36

Westinghouse has again withdrawn an urgent application to the Gauteng High Court where it alleged that Eskom was in contempt of a court order, says Eskom.


SA should have enough festive fuel

2014-12-22 12:34

Despite oil companies saying SA should have enough fuel for the festive season, the department of energy has sent out an urgent request to all South Africans.

Earthlife Africa slams nuclear 'pipe dream'

2014-12-18 09:06

Earthlife Africa has criticised plans to build nuclear power stations, saying they are not transparent and large infrastructure projects won't solve energy ills.

Tanzanian attorney general resigns over graft

2014-12-17 11:40

Tanzania's attorney general has resigned, becoming the first political casualty in an energy corruption scandal in the east African country that has led Western donors to delay aid.

13 killed at power plant site in Ecuador

2014-12-15 07:46

A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project has killed 13 people and injured a dozen more, officials say.

SA electricity compared to other countries

2014-12-12 21:15

Many households suffering blackouts have little sympathy as they face a further 12.69% rise in electricity prices next year.

What makes the world go round?

2014-12-11 06:45

There is more to the world than paying less for petrol at the pump, says Leopold Scholtz.

Prevent load shedding from spoiling your holiday

2014-12-10 20:00

A little planning and creativity can alleviate a lot of the unpleasantness of load shedding during the holidays, says an expert.

SMEs should collaborate to solve power issues

2014-12-09 07:51

More than ever companies need to look for solutions, rather than be hamstrung by a lack of power to their business, says an expert.

Breakthrough in solar energy research

2014-12-07 22:49

Australian scientists say they have made a breakthrough in increasing the efficiency of solar panels.

CEOs fear impact of Eskom power crisis

2014-12-05 07:00

The majority of South Africa CEOs are expecting a material effect on their bottom lines in 2015 due to the constrained power supply from Eskom, shows an index.

An answer to energy woes?

2014-12-02 07:36

The LPG industry may well provide a solution to SA’s energy ills, says Atose Aguele.

Eskom announces stage 2 load shedding

2014-11-28 13:26

Eskom is planning stage 2 rotational load shedding in a bid to augment its water and diesel reserves for the week ahead.

DA seeks parly debate on Eskom

2014-11-26 17:00

The Democratic Alliance is set to ask National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete for a debate on embattled power producer Eskom.

Myanmar's energy conundrum

2014-11-24 09:52

When a village in conflict-torn eastern Myanmar was asked to pay authorities to plug into an electricity grid, families put themselves in debt to find the cash.

Guptas intend listing uranium mine on JSE

2014-11-22 11:35

The controversial Gupta family intends listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800m, a Johannesburg newspaper reports.

All you need to know about weekend load shedding

2014-11-21 14:54

Fin24 users who want to know about load shedding in their areas could try these websites.

Tanzanian PM tries to halt debate on energy sector

2014-11-21 10:04

Tanzania's government has asked parliament to cancel a planned debate on corruption allegations in the energy sector, angering some lawmakers who complained of a cover-up.

Nigeria facing serious issues amid oil price collapse

2014-11-19 12:01

Nigeria has made pragmatic moves to curb spending to offset falling global oil prices, analysts say, but blamed corruption for the failure to prevent a budget crisis that many saw coming.

Supply tight due to nippy weather, warns Eskom

2014-11-19 10:20

The power system remains constrained but stable, with high electricity usage expected at night due to cold weather conditions, warns Eskom.

G20 stresses energy security key for growth

2014-11-17 13:57

Leaders of the world's most powerful economies have agreed that energy security must become a priority, noting market stability as "critical" to growth.

Scottish Power faces sales ban

2014-11-14 15:26

One of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power, could face a selling ban if it doesn't improve certain customer services.

Keystone may finally pass US Congress

2014-11-13 14:06

The US Congress will vote in coming days on approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a project Republicans claim is step one in their plan for enhanced US energy production.

Nene: Room for fiscal expansion reduced

2014-11-13 09:48

South Africa can no longer postpone consolidating its budget as the room for fiscal expansion has been reduced, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Russia sees chance of nuclear deal with Iran

2014-11-12 10:49

A deal is vital at talks between world powers and Tehran on Iran's nuclear programme and Russia is not considering the possibility of the negotiations failing.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 09:15

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA has warned that climate change targets are at risk.

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