ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Fuel crisis shuts down Nigerian bank

2015-05-25 13:17

One of Nigeria's biggest banks has announced it is shutting branches early due to a lack of fuel, in the latest sign of shortages hitting businesses.

Baboons behind Zim power cut - report

2015-05-19 16:46

Don't automatically curse your state power utility when you're plunged into darkness - baboons might be to blame.

Technology to narrow Africa’s energy gap - source

2015-05-18 19:04

Private investment and technological advances are key to boosting power generation in Africa where an estimated 600 million people lack access to electricity.

What's at stake: The debate over Arctic drilling

2015-05-15 15:54

A look at the debate over Arctic offshore drilling as Shell moves its rigs toward Seattle.

Huge Arctic oil rig arrives in Seattle amid protests

2015-05-15 10:55

A 122m-long Arctic oil drilling rig pulled by tugs has arrived in Seattle waters despite environmentalists' protests and the city's opposition to letting it dock there.

Is it time to invest in the mining sector?

2015-05-15 06:15

Portfolio managers of the Investec Commodity Fund explain why you should invest the resources sector, and how they see the sector recovering.

Plan OK'd to drill into BP's ill-fated Macondo reservoir

2015-05-13 11:06

Deep-water drilling is set to resume near the site of the catastrophic BP PLC well blowout that killed 11 workers and caused the largest US offshore oil spill five years ago off the coast of Louisiana.

Soweto residents want flat electricity rate but use energy hungry appliances

2015-05-10 17:01

According to Stats SA, many disgruntled residents in Orlando West, Soweto, who want to pay a flat rate for electricity are using appliances that consume a lot of electricity.

Tesla to produce batteries for solar storage

2015-05-01 10:13

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced the development of a new battery system to store solar energy for later use, addressing a key obstacle to wider use of renewable energy sources.

US energy secretary touts nuclear deal with Iran

2015-04-23 13:30

An agreement between the United States, Iran and other world powers have designed to curtail Iran's nuclear programme is effective and would work if implemented.

 

Gusts of opposition hit Kenyan wind farm project

2015-05-21 11:47

A planned $144m wind farm in central Kenya has run into opposition from farmers who fear being forced to sell their land and allege that the wind turbines could cause health problems.

Eskom updates on Medupi, load shedding

2015-05-19 10:06

Eskom says the return of workers to the Medupi power station is a positive move, and provides an update on Tuesday's load shedding prospects.

Absa offers energy saving option

2015-05-18 17:21

Absa now offers its customers the opportunity to select and finance a fully customised renewable energy solution.

Norway wants to help solve SA's energy crisis

2015-05-15 12:26

The Norwegian government has had a strong presence at the African Utility Week in Cape Town, to provide possible solutions to SA’s electricity crisis.

Zuma wrong on household electricity. About 50% of homes had access in 1994

2015-05-15 06:15

SA President Jacob Zuma claims that 34% of households has had access to electricity in 1994, available data suggests he is wrong.

Ethiopia to step up role as regional clean power exporter

2015-05-13 20:42

Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighbouring nations by 2018.

Renewable energy vital for internet lifestyles

2015-05-13 00:00

A Greenpeace report has charged utilities with hampering efforts to use renewable energy to power data centres needed for services hosted in the cloud.

Nersa receives Eskom's urgent 25.3% tariff hike request

2015-05-08 15:41

Eskom has applied to the National Energy Regulator for a total price increase of 25.3% for the 2015/2016 financial year.

EU probes state aid to power companies

2015-04-29 15:04

The EU has launched an investigation into government subsidies used to help power companies avoid electricity blackouts.

US scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work

2015-04-22 13:37

Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency say.

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