Power crunch to curb SA growth - AfDB

2016-05-25 05:00

Electricity shortages, low commodity prices and low consumer and business confidence will continue to restrain economic growth, says the African Development Bank.

Solar Impulse 2 lands in home town of aviation pioneers

2016-05-22 15:27

A solar-powered plane has touched down in the Ohio home town of two of America's most well-known aviation pioneers on the latest leg of its around-the-world journey.

SA nuclear build will cost less than R1trn - experts

2016-05-19 17:07

South Africa’s nuclear programme will probably cost less than the mooted R1trn, say experts, who caution against simply taking numbers which are not based on specifics.

Gas could be useful but complex addition to SA power mix

2016-05-18 19:04

Gas-fired power stations offer a speedy solution to SA’s electricity supply problems but the supply chain is complex, says an industry insider.

How to increase Africa’s energy supply

2016-05-17 17:27

An energy expert says microgrids are essential for increasing Africa’s energy supply and providing electricity to remote areas on the continent.

Total launches huge gas plant in Britain

2016-05-17 13:00

Total has officially launched a huge new gas project in Britain's remote Shetland Islands, hailed by the UK as a "vote of confidence" in the oil and gas industry.

Climate activists arrested in US railroad protest

2016-05-15 21:00

Authorities in Washington state have cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested over 50 climate activists after a two-day shutdown.

Eskom unveils commemorative plaque at Medupi

2016-05-14 11:40

Eskom has unveiled a commemorative plaque in memory for the people who had been buried at the site where the Medupi power station is currently being constructed.

Africa needs power for digital revolution

2016-05-12 22:14

For the digital revolution to succeed, Africa must improve public access to electricity, delegates at the World Economic Forum on Africa said as they met for a second day in Kigali.

Ocean blasting: Groups seek ban as big Atlantic test looms

2016-05-08 18:17

There is concern that seismic surveying, which involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, can be harmful to marine life - including endangered whales, turtles and dolphins.


Off-grid options could help end Africa's power crunch - PwC

2016-05-23 12:58

It's time to ditch old-fashioned concepts and embrace new technologies which can help propel South Africa into an era of universal access to electricity, says PwC.

Glencore investors pass climate-change motion

2016-05-20 14:01

Glencore investors have agreed that the largest exporter of coal burned for power should provide more information on risks to its business regarding climate change.

Eskom responds: Medupi Unit 6, maintenance helped keep lights on, not just IPPs

2016-05-19 12:33

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe responds to an article on how falling electricity production is being offset by the growing number of independent power producers.

Electricity should grow economy, not profit - expert

2016-05-18 10:35

Energy adviser Ted Blom says South Africa lost out on a 3% to 5% GDP growth since government introduced new policy tariffs for electricity.

Rwanda opens first methane electricity plant

2016-05-17 14:15

Rwanda has formally opened a unique methane power plant, which it is hoped will one day provide 60% of the country's electricity.

Eskom to spend R580bn to fuel SA reliance on coal, nuclear

2016-05-17 11:22

Eskom will spend R580bn on capacity over the next five years and SA will be reliant on coal-fired power and nuclear energy for some time to come, says an Eskom executive.

Maynard – Falling Eskom electricity production offset by independents growing

2016-05-15 20:18

An economist's analysis shows Eskom’s electricity production has been declining since 2007 - and that the shortfall is being picked up by other power producers.

Eskom has no authority to act as collection agency - Salga

2016-05-14 08:30

The South African Local Government Association says power utility Eskom has no authority to act as collection agency for municipalities to recover money owed by clients.

Molefe: No load shedding this winter

2016-05-12 13:41

There will be no load shedding this winter and next summer and Eskom does not anticipate load shedding for the 2016/2017 financial year, according to CEO Brian Molefe.

Zuma: We will never have load shedding again

2016-05-06 13:34

Load shedding is now a thing of the past, President Jacob Zuma has told staff at Eskom’s Megawatt Park in Johannesburg.

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