Bidders gear up for liquid gas power plant

2016-10-23 06:11

Bidding for government’s 2 000 megawatt liquid gas power plant at Richards Bay, announced last week as part of a R50bn plan to boost SA’s gas industry, is set to begin next August.

The hidden costs of renewable energy projects

2016-10-20 12:47

Eskom wants to find a long-term solution to issues raised by the SA Wind Energy Association, says the power utility’s head of generation Matshela Koko.

How nuclear and state capture theories collide

2016-10-13 06:48

State capture theorists point to the 9.6 GW nuclear deal as the jackpot, which explains why so much attention has been given to how the nuclear procurement programme has played out.

EXCLUSIVE: New chapter for nuclear firm as Russia pays Necsa R1.7m

2016-10-11 09:50

SA’s state-owned nuclear company Necsa has received R1.7m as part of a fabrication contract to manufacture nuclear reactor components for Russia, it has announced.

More energy efficiency despite low oil prices - IEA

2016-10-10 12:07

Energy efficiency has accelerated despite low oil prices, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.

US college heats campus with used cooking oil

2016-10-09 22:01

Things are heating up at New Hampshire's Keene State College, which is now using 100% used cooking oil to keep more than a third of its campus warm.

Rosatom still "upbeat" about nuclear bid

2016-10-06 19:43

Despite the Department of Energy's decision to delay the release of the Request for Proposals, Rosatom has not been deterred from bidding for the nuclear tender.

Eskom at fault, yet Khumalos must pay for free electricity

2016-09-29 06:35

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela says Eskom wrongfully disconnected a Khayelitsha family's power supply, but rules they must pay for the years of free electricity.

Swiss traders blame governments for dirty fuel in Africa

2016-09-19 20:19

Swiss traders accused of dumping dirty fuel blame West African governments instead.

State's energy plans must be shared

2016-09-12 05:00

Whether government goes for coal, renewables, nuclear or a cocktail of energy sources, citizens need to be a part of what's going on, says Mandi Smallhorne.


'Build programme debt does not feed into Eskom tariffs'

2016-10-20 18:42

Cost overruns on build programmes are not the cause of tariff increases, says Eskom.

Cost of new power generation in South Africa

2016-10-17 11:33

An research energy centre has updated information on the cost of new power from wind, solar PV, baseload coal IPP, baseload Eskom coal, and nuclear power in South Africa.

Eskom gets lead role in state's new nuclear masterplan

2016-10-12 07:33

The Department of Energy plans to be the overarching coordinating body of SA’s nuclear build programme, while Eskom plans to procure and fund the massive build programme.

Cabinet to finally review SA energy plan this week

2016-10-11 07:30

SA's long awaited Integrated Energy and Integrated Resource Plan which considers energy demand under different scenarios will be presented to Cabinet this week.

First private coal power station bidders announced

2016-10-10 10:54

The energy minister has announced that private bidders Thabametsi and Khanyisa have won the first bid window to build SA's first independent coal-fired power stations.

SA basks in continent's first solar-powered airport

2016-10-09 17:05

At first glance there's nothing out of the ordinary about the regional airport in George - but, in fact, the small site is Africa's first "green" airport to be powered by the sun.

China Development Bank's R7bn not for nuclear - Molefe

2016-10-03 12:42

Eskom's R7bn credit facility provided by the China Development Bank is not meant for the nuclear build programme, says CEO Brian Molefe.

Eskom may have R150bn war chest to spend on nuclear

2016-09-23 10:45

Power utility Eskom forecasts it will have more than R150bn in 10 years’ time, money it could use to fund the country’s proposed plan to build nuclear power plants.

Fuel 'too dirty' for Europe sold to Africa - report

2016-09-16 17:01

A campaign group, Public Eye, has criticised Swiss firms for their links to African trade in diesel with toxin levels that are illegal in Europe, a report says.

Nuclear deal will be a financial MELTDOWN

2016-09-11 06:35

The public must speak up now or be saddled with a financial burden for decades to come, write Ulrich Steenkamp and Dominique Doyle.

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