ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Sanctions bind Russia's energy elite to Putin

2014-10-29 12:15

An offer by Gazprom to help rival Rosneft salvage an Arctic oil project shows how tightly sanctions have bound Russia's political and business elite together.

SA living flag will be seen from space

2014-10-27 13:04

The Camdeboo Municipality in Graaff-Reinet will be home to the largest South African flag ever constructed on our planet, dubbed the "Living Flag".

China, Boeing turn cooking oil into jet fuel

2014-10-22 17:21

Aircraft makers Boeing and Commercial Aircraft of China have launched a joint pilot project to turn used cooking oil into jet fuel.

Ukraine, Russia meet to finalise gas deal

2014-10-21 20:35

Russia and Ukraine aim to resolve an impasse over natural gas supplies as their energy ministers meet in Brussels for talks brokered by the European Union's energy commissioner.

Weight gain with unsaturated fat better for heart

2014-10-17 14:34

When lean people gain weight, heart disease risk factors in the bloodstream improve if the excess food contains unsaturated fats, versus saturated fats.

4 easy fixes for all-day energy

2014-10-16 09:29

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

Perk up with these natural energy boosters

2014-10-15 15:43

Dog tired? Don’t let fatigue drag you down. Let nature’s energy boosters give you a lift.

Germany can't exit coal-fired energy

2014-10-13 09:45

Germany has dismissed a report suggesting it planned to exit coal-fired power generation, saying this would impose too great a burden on industry.

IGas plans third UK shale gas drill

2014-10-09 11:00

Britain's largest shale gas explorer IGas plans to drill its third well next month, in the northwest of England.

23 injured at Sasol fire in Mpumalanga

2014-10-08 11:40

More than 20 people have been injured when a fire broke out at Sasol's Secunda plant in Mpumalanga, the company says.

First large-scale carbon capture goes online

2014-10-02 14:48

The world's first large-scale carbon capture and storage, built into a SaskPower coal-fired power plant in the Canadian prairies has been inaugurated.

The worldwide battle between utilities, solar

2014-09-28 14:15

Solar's rapid rise has pushed down demand for traditional electricity and cut into utilities' profits across the world.

Power cuts biggest hurdle to investment - Egypt

2014-09-17 10:30

Power cuts clouding Egypt have become the biggest obstacle to luring back foreign investment after three years of political upheaval.

Cabinet approves Eskom funding package

2014-09-14 19:17

Cabinet has approved a package to close the funding gap at Eskom, the National Treasury says.

Eskom, France to replace Koeberg’s generators

2014-09-06 14:03

Eskom has signed a contract with French nuclear and renewable energy company Areva for the replacement of Koeberg power station's steam generators.

Castle lights up in energy saving way

2014-09-05 13:17

As part of an innovation roadshow to address needs in Africa, Philips has lit up the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town as well as other icons on the continent.

Zim starts $533m power project with China

2014-09-05 10:07

Energy-starved Zimbabwe has launched a $533m project with China to scale up electricity generation at one of its major power plants.

Boksburg's power being restored

2014-09-01 15:11

Power in Boksburg CBD is being restored to all areas that experienced outages over the past two days, the Ekurhuleni municipality says.

Tycoon apologises for calling Chinese 'mongrels'

2014-08-26 08:00

Australian tycoon Clive Palmer has apologised for calling the Chinese government 'mongrels' who 'shoot their own people' after a fierce backlash in Beijing and from Canberra.

Prepare for big electricity shock

2014-08-18 14:48
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Eskom is so far behind with its maintenance that growing instability of its power stations is becoming a serious threat to the country.

Eskom focuses on illegal connections

2014-08-13 18:00

During the Eskom National Electricity Safety Week Eskom is promoting and educating the public on the safe use of electricity.

New Malawi president stakes claim to lake

2014-08-13 15:41

Malawian President Mutharika has affirmed his country's claim to Lake Malawi as a feud simmers with Tanzania over the vast territory where both sides are hoping to find oil.

Energy revolution will be on roads and railroads

2014-08-12 13:11

The most important question for energy analysts is what technology will revolutionise the system next.

Scientists store energy in used cigarettes

2014-08-11 12:38

Scientists in South Korea say they have found a way of converting used cigarette butts into a material capable of storing energy that could help power mobile phones to electric cars.

Risk of disruption of energy supply - expert

2014-08-10 12:20

The world's energy resources are primarily extracted from "volatile" or underdeveloped regions, creating a real risk of disruption of supply, warns an expert.

 

2 million barrels of BP oil polluting ocean floor

2014-10-28 11:55

Around two million barrels of oil from the BP spill off the US Gulf Coast in 2010 is believed to have settled on the ocean floor, according to a new study.

EU leaders seek climate deal

2014-10-23 11:15

European leaders aim to agree a new decade of energy policy to cut climate-warming gas emissions out to 2030 at an EU summit.

Ukraine has one week to pay for gas - Russia

2014-10-22 14:15

Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says.

French energy industry reeling from recent exits

2014-10-21 16:05

France's powerful energy industry has been turned upside down as some of its most-high profile players have left - or been forced out - of their roles.

Fire erupts at Cairo power plant

2014-10-16 15:55

A top civil defence official says a massive fire has erupted at a power plant in northern Cairo, requiring 20 fire trucks to put it out.

4 easy fixes for all-day energy

2014-10-16 09:29

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

Russia, China sign energy, finance deals

2014-10-13 19:43

Russia and China have signed a host of economic agreements to boost trade and investment between both countries.

Methane hot spot in US is 3x expected size

2014-10-10 10:48

One area in the southwestern US is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected, US researchers say.

EU regulators approve UK nuclear plant project

2014-10-08 12:15

European Union regulators have approved Britain's proposed $25.7bn nuclear power station, say two sources familiar with the matter.

Ministers intervene in FS power cuts

2014-10-03 18:02

Eskom has suspended bulk electricity disconnections to three Free State municipalities, following intervention by ministers Lynne Brown and Pravin Gordhan.

No nuclear build agreement with Russia - govt

2014-10-01 20:47

No agreement has been entered into with Russia for the construction of nuclear power plants, says the energy department.

Nepal, Indial to build hydropower plant

2014-09-19 14:00

Nepal has signed a long-delayed agreement with New Delhi to build Nepal's biggest hydropower plant in a bid to kickstart economic growth.

Eskom warns on summer power cuts

2014-09-16 14:12

South Africa has up to five years to go before its electricity supply crisis is over, and consumers may well face limited power cuts this summer, parliament heard.

Sasol 'profits from pollution' - Earthlife

2014-09-12 06:33

Environmental NGO Earthlife Africa has criticised Sasol’s recent profit report calling it ‘profits from pollution’.

France builds stealth wind turbines

2014-09-05 15:15

France is building the world's first wind farm with turbine blades designed to minimise interference with radar systems.

Zimbabwe, China launch new power units

2014-09-05 10:09

Energy-starved Zimbabwe has launched a $533m project with China to scale up electricity generation at one of its major power plants.

Power outages hit many parts of Egypt

2014-09-04 12:45

Power cuts have hit many parts of Egypt, causing blackouts and halting some public transport in the Arab world's most populous country.

Five-year power constraints worst case - Eskom

2014-09-01 12:46

Eskom says a newspaper report that power supply would be "highly constrained" for the next five years is a "worst-case scenario".

Natural gas can keep motors running

2014-08-19 10:54

Cheap natural gas is starting to revolutionise traffic on US roads, cutting bills for some of the country's heaviest fuel users while reducing carbon emissions.

Sweden may build a nuclear reactor for research

2014-08-14 13:52

The Swedish government is looking at building a nuclear reactor purely for research, although a decision will not be taken until after a general election in September.

SA's coal clean-up digs deep with gasification

2014-08-13 16:28

If scientists are right, coal in the future could produce electricity without ever leaving the ground.

Bangladesh approves $4.6bn energy project

2014-08-13 14:00

Bangladesh has approved a $4.6bn project to build coal-fired power plants and a deep-sea port in the Bay of Bengal with Japanese funding.

Mexican president signs landmark energy law

2014-08-11 20:09

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed into law a package of laws that promises to lure big investment in the ailing oil, gas and electricity sectors.

Pollution from Keystone more than expected

2014-08-11 09:50

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the state department calculated earlier this year, a new study says.

Eskom app off to a solid start

2014-08-08 08:00

Eskom appears to have had a solid start to the launch of their smartphone app designed to encourage electricity users to be aware of their consumption.

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