ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Zimbabwe wants upfront payments for Eskom power

2016-12-05 09:19

Zimbabwe’s state electricity distribution company has asked industrial customers to pay in advance in foreign currency for power imported from SA and Mozambique.

Why SA strategic fuel saga is a game changer

2016-12-02 05:30

There is a complete lack of clarity surrounding the sale of 10 million barrels from the strategic stockpile and the terms on which they were sold, says Anton van Dalsen.

Red flags raised over pre-nuclear tenders worth R173m

2016-11-29 12:23

Three tenders issued by the Department of Energy, totalling about R173m, require further investigation, according to a parliamentarian.

CSIR fracking report shows the downside

2016-11-27 06:00

If exploration for shale gas goes ahead in the Karoo, only 60 to 900 jobs will be created, and it is not going to add much value to the economy, this according to CSIR.

Govt's gas push for electricity shocks Necsa

2016-11-22 18:59

The SA Nuclear Energy Corporation has been caught unawares by the Department of Energy's new energy proposal, which relies on gas as a base power source.

Molefe has done the right thing by resigning - Yelland

2016-11-11 15:24

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has done the right thing by resigning as it would be inappropriate for him to lead Eskom when a judicial inquiry is launched, says Chris Yelland.

Under-fire CEF to pay staff over R41m in bonuses

2016-11-11 10:54

The Central Energy Fund, which is responsible for overseeing PetroSA and the Strategic Fuel Fund, will pay more than R41m in bonuses to its staff this financial year.

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.

Eskom R58bn IPP snub is proof utility should be broken up - Windaba

2016-11-03 06:01

The call for Eskom to break its vertically integrated model has heightened after the power utility halted the implementation of 37 IPP projects worth R58bn.

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.

 

Petrol bonus for motorists

2016-12-04 10:57

Motorists are in for an early Christmas gift with a slightly cheaper price for a litre of petrol and diesel, says the department of energy.

Petrol reprieve on the cards for December

2016-11-29 12:45

South Africans can look forward to lower fuel prices for December, according to the Automobile Association.

Is the energy plan rigged?

2016-11-27 07:09

The updated Integrated Resource Plan pushes back the need for nuclear, but also limits wind power.

Nuclear forced into energy plan - Eberhard

2016-11-23 09:30

Nuclear energy has been forced into the electricity planning model without justification, according to energy policy expert Professor Anton Eberhard.

SA slows nuclear plans as rating reviews loom

2016-11-22 11:25

Plans to build nuclear power plants have been delayed as economic growth stalls, as the risk of being cut to junk by credit rating companies weighs.

IPPs raise red flag over Eskom agenda after state capture report

2016-11-11 13:34

Eskom’s alleged efforts to ensure Tegeta was able to buy Optimum took place at the same time the utility criticised renewables as being too expensive, says an energy body.

Yelland, Outa take Eskom to court to lift info veil

2016-11-10 11:52

EE Publishers MD Chris Yelland has teamed up with the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse to take Eskom to court over information it has allegedly failed to disclose.

Molefe: SA needs nuclear to avoid possible load shedding

2016-11-03 12:34

Nuclear procurement will save South Africa from a possible 2026 electricity capacity crunch, according to Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Integrative planning, incentives help renewable sector

2016-10-31 16:43

One needs to figure out how to have regulation that incentivises renewable energy and structure the incentives, which are not subsidies, explains an expert.

Eskom can’t ditch renewables – Treasury

2016-10-30 07:15

There was no indication “whatsoever” that Eskom might force Treasury to foot the bill for R200 billion in renewable energy investments, said Treasury director-general Lungisa Fuzile.

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