South Korea, US civil nuclear deal kicks off

2015-11-25 17:56

A new nuclear deal has come into force between Seoul and Washington, opening the possibility of South Korea developing its own capacity to process nuclear material for fuel.

First US offshore wind farm hits the waves

2015-11-22 20:16

While Europe has invested increasingly in offshore wind energy in the last quarter century, the US has yet to dip its toe in the water - until now.

Molefe: Selling Eskom will be foolish

2015-11-17 19:30

Eskom's CEO, Brian Molefe, says the cash-strapped utility will be cash positive by 2025 and it will be "foolish" to consider privatisation now.

Tigers left out to dry as river dammed

2015-11-10 19:02

A tiger reserve and tribal village are threatened by a plan to dam and divert an Indian river as part of a mammoth hydro-engineering scheme.

Keystone XL pipeline: Why is it so controversial?

2015-11-08 13:12

US President Barack Obama blocked the construction of a controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline between Canada and the United States after years of bitter debate.

SA poised to make decision on nuclear providers

2015-11-04 10:18

Plans to build nuclear power plants will go ahead, with cabinet “poised to make a decision” on the way forward soon, says the head of SA’s atomic energy company.

Giant floating wind farm gets ok in Scotland

2015-11-02 22:03

The Scottish government has given the go-ahead to Britain's floating offshore wind farm project, which could power 19 000 households.

Scientists appeal for ambitious microbiome study

2015-10-29 16:37

A group of 48 scientists from 50 US institutions have called for more ambitious research into the tiny microorganisms that play a huge role in health, energy and farming.

Sunbird eyes supplying Eskom power station

2015-10-20 16:42

Sunbird Energy is proposing additional components to its Ibhubesi Gas Project as it looks to supply gas to Eskom’s Ankerlig power station in the Western Cape.

Eskom to spend R213bn on grid overhaul

2015-10-16 16:30

It will take Eskom seven years to resolve all network constraints and achieve the network redundancy levels required by the South African grid code, says its CEO.


Conference takes SA a step closer to nuclear reality

2015-11-23 08:48

With SA's nuclear energy programme edging closer to reality, leading businesses in its supply chain will meet next week to explore ways of benefiting from the R1trn industry.

Eskom to sign credit deal with France

2015-11-18 18:14

Eskom's spokesperson says the power utility will on Monday sign a credit facility deal of about R2.3bn with the French development agency.

Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

2015-11-15 22:33

One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises.

World energy use to grow one-third over 25 years - IEA

2015-11-10 11:52

Global energy use is set to grow by one-third over the next 25 years, driven mostly by emerging economies, the International Energy Agency says.

Energy crisis: Coal can’t keep up with the pace, so where to now?

2015-11-05 15:36

Future economic growth in South Africa and the Southern African Development Community will require diverse energy sources and an updated infrastructure to ensure supply meets demand.

Power from human waste could light homes

2015-11-03 19:02

Biogas from human waste has the potential to generate electricity for millions of homes while improving health and protecting the environment.

6 things you can do with coffee after drinking it

2015-10-30 08:22

Many of us depend on coffee to fuel our early morning meetings, mid-afternoon slumps or all-night study sessions. But did you know that it could be used as fuel, to treat health problems, to make compost and to make super batteries?

Cathy Buckle: SA’s future? Zimbabwe’s Red October: Suffer continue

2015-10-27 12:31

Cathy Buckle reflects on an October in Zimbabwe and among other things, questions the Minister of Local Government’s rhetoric.

Dam! Huge SA, DRC power venture could be Africa’s saviour

2015-10-17 12:18

South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo have vowed to step up work on a massive new hydroelectric dam on the Congo River that could provide power to the entire continent.

NGOs take government to court over nuclear plans

2015-10-15 16:27

Two NGOs have approached courts to challenge government’s plans to procure nuclear reactors for a 'complete lack of transparency' among other issues.

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