ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Act now on climate or see costs soar: White House

2014-07-29 13:02

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the US more in the long run, the White House says in a report meant to bolster actions to address global warming

Australia approves huge India-backed mine

2014-07-28 13:30

Australia has approved a massive coal mine that could provide electricity for up to 100 million Indians, angering environmentalists who warned it may threaten the Great Barrier Reef.

Ramaphosa: SA caught with its pants down

2014-07-25 05:00
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SA ran out of energy and financial institutions should help government fund a nuclear build programme to rectify this, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Don't overcharge electricity consumers - Nersa

2014-07-23 05:00

A standardised tariff for electricity resellers is needed to avoid consumers being overcharged, says energy regulator Nersa.

Future of Toyota in hydrogen fuel cells

2014-07-17 11:09

Rocket science long dismissed as too impractical and expensive for everyday cars is getting a push into the mainstream by Toyota, the world's top-selling automaker.

UK energy sector under pressure

2014-07-15 15:43

British energy companies are under pressure to improve the way they announce outages or capacity reductions.

Eskom posts R7.1bn profit

2014-07-11 14:56
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Eskom has reported a first-quarter net profit of R7.1bn, up from R5.2bn the previous year, but says revenues and profits are traditionally higher in winter.

Greenpeace blocks Chevron's shale gas site

2014-07-08 09:42

About 20 Greenpeace activists have blocked access to a Romanian shale gas exploration site run by US energy group Chevron, in a third attempt to scupper the company's operations.

Hawaii utility using lasers to protect seabirds

2014-07-03 22:31

An electric utility in Hawaii is experimenting with using lasers to protect migrating seabirds. Threatened species are being injured and killed when they fly into lines and poles while migrating.

NUM against nuclear energy

2014-07-02 19:34

The National Union of Mineworkers does not support nuclear power to alleviate the country's energy crisis, says its acting president.

Residents fear oil discovery in Malawi

2014-06-27 09:53

No one knows for sure if Malawi has oil. But, as work gets underway, residents wonder whether the oil will be a blessing or a curse, which will destroy their life.

Mozambique to build two hydropower plants

2014-06-25 16:01

Mozambique has approved a plan to build two hydropower plants to meet growing energy demand in the central province of Tete.

N Zealand may allow oil rig in dolphin sanctuary

2014-06-24 11:42

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has dismissed concerns about allowing oil exploration in waters set aside to protect the world's rarest dolphin as 'mumbo jumbo'.

Eskom update about weekend power

2014-06-13 12:37

Eskom has given an update about electricity supply over the weekend after deliberate power cuts became necessary due to constraints on the power system.

Anger rises as India swelters

2014-06-12 16:20

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over the government's failure.

Chile rejects huge hydroelectric project in Patagonia

2014-06-11 12:22

President Michelle Bachelet's government rejected a huge hydroelectric project in Chile's Patagonia region, warning it would cause environmental harm.

Delhi heatwave prompts emergency measures

2014-06-09 11:21

Delhi's government is cutting power after the highest temperatures in 62 years have forced the city to take emergency measures.

Your life after cigarettes

2014-06-04 13:57

The health benefits of giving up smoking are reward enough, but check out these additional bonuses.

Breakthrough material absorbs CO2 from gas

2014-06-04 05:00

Chemists have invented a material that easily removes carbon dioxide (CO2) from natural gas, making the abundant fuel more climate-friendly.

Europe 'faces serious energy challenge'

2014-06-02 19:57

Europe faces a serious threat to its energy supply as a slump in gas demand could see almost 30% of production capacity shut, says industry lobby group Cedigaz.

Climate change fight: Obama gets tough on coal

2014-06-02 10:54

US President Barack Obama is doubling down in the fight against climate change. With Congress refusing to budge, he is poised to unveil sweeping new limits on carbon emissions.

Greenpeace determined to stop Arctic drilling

2014-05-30 07:33

A Greenpeace ship has arrived at the Arctic site where Statoil is sending an oil rig in an attempt to stop the drilling, the environmental group says.

Greenpeace boards drill rigs in Arctic protest

2014-05-27 13:22

Greenpeace says activists have boarded two offshore drilling rigs in a protest against oil and gas exploration in Arctic waters.

Rwanda's deadly methane lake, a source of power

2014-05-26 07:35

Beneath the waters of Lake Kivu lie vast but deadly reserves of methane and carbon dioxide, which Rwanda is tapping into, to save lives and provide a lucrative power source.

Video: US Navy turns seawater into fuel

2014-05-20 12:19

Scientists at the US Naval Research Lab have been able to extract CO2 and hydrogen from the ocean and repackage it in a form of fuel that could one day power the Navy's fleet.

 

5 things to know about coal & climate change

2014-07-28 14:28

Here are 5 things to know about how US coal exports shift the global warming problem onto other countries.

Greenpeace protest against Lego & Shell

2014-07-28 08:57

Greenpeace activists protested outside a Lego store in Chile, condemning a deal between the Toy Company and Shell that the environmental group says is 'polluting kids' imaginations.'

Fraud a problem in the energy sector

2014-07-23 15:55

Africa's oil and gas sector shows growth despite regulatory uncertainty, but fraud and corruption remain an impediment, according to a report.

Jihadists kill 90 in Syria gas field takeover

2014-07-18 12:48

Jihadists have killed at least 90 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and employees when they seized a gas field in Homs province, a monitoring group says.

Putin tells Brics to set up energy bloc

2014-07-16 09:35

Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed setting up a Brics energy association, including a fuel reserve to increase the energy security of emerging nations.

Putin signs nuclear energy deal with Argentina

2014-07-13 10:18

Putin has signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal with Argentina on Saturday on a trip to bolster trade ties and strengthen Russia's influence in Latin America.

9 items for your worry list

2014-07-09 09:40

Worrying can make you sick – yes, really. Your mother-in-law, your boss, your bank manager, your husband’s pretty secretary – they all occupy time and energy.

A bird that holds sway over US Senate

2014-07-07 14:17

An obscure, chicken-sized bird best known for its mating dance could help determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the US Senate in the coming elections.

Num against nuclear energy

2014-07-02 19:35

The National Union of Mineworkers does not support nuclear power to alleviate the country's energy crisis, says its acting president.

Eskom coal is a killer, new study says

2014-07-02 13:58

New research has found that Eskom is responsible for the most dangerous pollution in the country.

Electricity supply very tight - Eskom

2014-06-26 16:06

The power system will be heavily constrained on Thursday night (tonight), Eskom has warned.

Zim switches $1.3bn tender to new China firm

2014-06-25 12:34

Zimbabwe has awarded a $1.3bn thermal power generation project to China's Sino Hydro after another Chinese company failed to conclude the contract.

Brazil offers Angola $2bn credit

2014-06-17 09:46

Brazil has offered Angola a new credit line worth $2bn for use in its energy and construction sectors.

India says Greenpeace endangers economic security

2014-06-13 09:39

India's domestic spy service has accused Greenpeace of hurting economic progress by campaigning against power projects, mining and genetically modified food.

Violence erupts as India swelters under heatwave

2014-06-12 16:19

Swathes of north India are sweltering under the longest heatwave on record, triggering widespread breakdowns in the supply of electricity and increasingly angry protests over lack of basic services.

"BP must pay' says Supreme Court

2014-06-10 10:09

The US Supreme Court says BP must continue paying claims from a fund established after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals terms of its settlement with some businesses.

Russia to free Arctic Sunrise ship

2014-06-09 10:53

Russia in a 'surprise move' is to release Greenpeace's Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise ship, seized last year after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, the environmental group says.

Eat breakfast to lose weight

2014-06-04 11:07

Still not convinced that eating a solid breakfast each morning is a great way to tackle weight? We get a dietitian to comment.

Minister behind bars after power rage protest

2014-06-03 19:06

A former finance minister of India's ruling party is behind bars over accusations he led 300 protesters in storming an electricity office and tying up its manager.

Why do men lose weight faster?

2014-06-02 13:40

You're both on exactly the same diet and you both exercise. But he loses weight faster than you do. Time to take revenge? Or time to find out exactly how his body does this?

Spain gives green light to explore for oil

2014-05-30 15:00

The Spanish government has given oil giant Repsol the green light to explore for oil and gas off the coast of the Canary Islands, a move that environmental groups described as 'unjustifiable'.

Solar plants go online

2014-05-28 22:11

Two large 75MW solar plants capable of powering 130 000 homes have gone online.

4 easy fixes for all-day energy

2014-05-26 15:55

As our lives get increasingly hectic, fatigue is affecting more people than ever before. Here are four easy ways to boost your energy levels.

EU wants to boost energy savings

2014-05-20 21:15

EU policymakers are considering a goal to increase energy efficiency by 2030 as part of efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Need a natural energy boost?

2014-05-19 13:08

Do you plod through the day at the office? Your problem might simply be that you have low energy levels. Here are easy natural remedies to give you the boost you need.

 
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