ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

More power cuts for Mpumalanga municipalities

2017-02-18 09:15

Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that are struggling to settle their debt to Eskom will be hit with more power interruptions.

Department sheds more light on renewable energy plans

2017-02-14 20:10

Renewable energy will be considered without constraints to test how readily it will be available as part of South Africa’s energy mix, says the Department of Energy.

Dentons report: OUTA calls for probe into Eskom

2017-02-13 12:19

Civil body OUTA has revived its call to have a commission of inquiry into Eskom, following the release of the Dentons report and news that Nersa has capped tariff increases at 2.2%.

Eskom's electricity price hikes 'excessive' - Dentons

2017-02-10 10:30

The Dentons report raises questions over higher coal prices paid by Eskom as well as the electricity price increases.

Energy stocks underperform in Asia amid oil price drop

2017-02-08 10:32

Asian shares have been fluctuating as energy companies fell on lower oil prices, offsetting gains in property stocks.

Policy 'slowing down' SA's gas to power projects

2017-02-01 19:01

According to industry players, there is funding available for gas to power projects, however policy is proving to be an obstacle which could drive away investment.

IDC to look for opportunities beyond renewables

2017-01-31 18:16

While Eskom’s battle with proponents of renewable energy continues, stakeholder the Industrial Development Corporation will be looking at other opportunities in the energy sector.

SMEs must prepare for increased electricity tariffs - expert

2017-01-30 05:01

The next eight years will likely see an above-inflation year-on-year electricity tariff increase of at least 6% to 8%, warns an energy expert.

Waste-to-energy plant opens in Cape Town

2017-01-25 19:12

A R400m waste-to-energy conversion plant has been officially opened in Athlone, Cape Town.

 

Credit downgrade could increase cost of nuclear - expert

2017-02-21 20:00

Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.

WATCH: Budget: Where will the money go to?

2017-02-17 18:17

How the tax deficit will be bridged, what projects government will commit to and what perception the budget speech will give to the market will be keenly watched, says an expert.

SA bets on gas, renewables for biggest chunk of energy capacity

2017-02-14 11:37

South Africa will start commissioning new energy capacity by 2022 at the earliest, with initial energy capacity coming from solar, wind and gas, says the energy department.

IPPs get ready to sign after Zuma fuels Eskom action

2017-02-10 17:09

Eskom has set the ball rolling to sign 26 power purchase agreements that will mean independent power producers can start construction on wind and solar projects.

Zuma's backing for renewable energy wins praise

2017-02-09 22:27

President Jacob Zuma's announcement that Eskom will sign the outstanding REIPPP sends a strong message to investors, says the SA Photovoltaic Industry Association.

Eskom’s new challenge is distribution - Koko

2017-02-07 12:02

Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko said that the power utility’s challenge is no longer generation, but distribution.

5 obstacles women face in energy procurement

2017-02-01 05:31

These are the five challenges women owned enterprises face in the energy procurement process.

Over 70% of Africa's energy to come from renewables

2017-01-31 13:42

The bulk of Africa’s energy capacity will be renewables, research by McKinsey & Co shows.

Cape Town draws battle lines over right to buy alternative energy from IPPs

2017-01-26 19:04

The City of Cape Town plans to take Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to court for the right to buy power directly from alternative energy suppliers, instead of Eskom.

Eskom at loggerheads with coal mine companies

2017-01-24 20:25

Eskom interim CEO Matshela Koko said that the power utility is entitled to make decisions about its assets at coal mines owned by Exxaro and Anglo American.

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