ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Eskom's IPP snub shows need for sector shake-up - Eberhard

2016-08-29 15:20

Eskom’s possible anti-competitive stance towards IPPs highlights the need to restructure the power sector so Eskom is not both player and referee, says an energy expert.

Ingula boost proves Eskom’s drive to solve new build saga

2016-08-23 16:00

The commercial synchronisation of a second unit at Ingula in the space of two months is evidence of Eskom’s push to speed up its new build programme, says Khulu Phasiwe.

Low prices not only headache for oil and gas sector

2016-08-22 17:52

Besides low prices, regulatory compliance and tax requirements remain of the key challenges for companies in the oil and gas industry.

Energy minister to be quizzed on missing nuclear documents

2016-08-19 07:55

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson will be asked in Parliament next week to account for missing documents in a court case regarding the nuclear programme.

The R12bn Kathu solar project: Good-bye diesel. Hello molten salt.

2016-08-17 11:34

Rand Merchant Bank has closed a R12bn transaction to jump-start the 100MW Kathu Solar Park, which will produce enough power to keep the lights on in 50 000 households.

Rob Jeffrey: Renewables not SA’s panacea – time to put country first

2016-08-12 19:43

It is time for SA to break away from the vested idealistic or financial interest driving large renewable expansion schemes, says Econometrix MD Rob Jeffrey.

Westinghouse weighs in on Eskom letter leak

2016-08-11 10:21

A routine letter sent by a Koeberg manager has led to accusations by Westinghouse that it has been unfairly prejudiced by Eskom and that the utility has misled the Concourt.

Solar power plant in African bush brings hope

2016-08-09 21:33

A solar power plant being built in Uganda is bringing hope to parts of the energy-starved country.

Pedal-powered Channel crossing canned after hitch

2016-08-08 16:21

Two French engineers have been forced to end a bid to cross the Channel in a pedal-powered submarine after encountering technical problems, their team says.

Eskom postpones IPP signing with Redstone

2016-07-28 19:01

Eskom has postponed the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement with power plant Redstone Solar Thermal Power.

 

It’s time SA learnt from others and overhauled its power sector

2016-08-26 07:49

It would be better to proactively restructure SA's electricity sector to reduce costs before another crisis hits and further derails the economy, says Anton Eberhard.

Sustainability of oil firms under siege - PwC

2016-08-23 06:07

In order to ensure sustainability in the long term, oil companies have to adapt their business models to remain competitive, research shows.

Brexit worsens UK energy supply risk

2016-08-22 14:00

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union may push back its planned exit from coal, a mainstay in the nation’s energy supply for more than a century.

Hefty 8% Eskom tariff hike still possible - economist

2016-08-17 20:15

An 8% electricity tariff increase for the next fiscal year is still possible, though risks now look a little more balanced, says an emerging markets economist.

Family calls on others to stand up to Eskom's 'abuse of power'

2016-08-16 08:41

Eskom needs to respect its customers, says a family living with no electricity for five months after being cut off over a tampered meter.

Renewable energy plans: Who’s in control? Eskom or govt?

2016-08-12 09:32

With Eskom seemingly doing all it can to push back on renewable energy and as lucrative nuclear deals beckon, it’s hard not to be cynical about the utility's plans, says an analyst.

Eskom obtains court interdict against striking workers

2016-08-10 09:31

Eskom says the court interdict will enable the power utility to take disciplinary action against employees who are not at work because of the strike.

US consumers could pay R34bn for nukes that never get built

2016-08-09 11:41

US electricity consumers could end up paying more than $2.5bn (R33.9bn) for nuclear plants that never get built.

Eskom review endangers biggest Africa renewable power plan

2016-07-28 19:53

Eskom is questioning the role of renewable energy, jeopardising a programme touted as one of the most attractive for wind and solar power producers in the world.

SA can’t afford nuclear build on top of Medupi - Outa

2016-07-28 18:32

SA should only start the process of building several nuclear stations after it has fully completed its current coal power station project, says Outa.

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