US energy secretary touts nuclear deal with Iran

2015-04-23 13:30

An agreement between the United States, Iran and other world powers have designed to curtail Iran's nuclear programme is effective and would work if implemented.

5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

2015-04-20 09:26

Five years after the worst US offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable.

Nepal clears $1.6bn China hydropower project

2015-04-13 20:52

Nepal's investment board has cleared China's Three Gorges International to build a long-delayed $1.6bn new hydropower project.

Pakistan orders Islamabad shops to close early to save energy

2015-04-09 13:20

After ordering summer dress code and switching off air-conditioners in offices, the Pakistani government has reintroduced a plan to beat the energy crisis in Islamabad – shops and restaurants must close earlier.

SA sees drop in electricity production

2015-04-02 14:55

Over the last year, South Africa has seen a 2.1% drop in energy output at a time when the country is experiencing load shedding on a regular basis

Chamber urges Eskom to hire experts

2015-03-31 15:43

Experts must urgently be appointed to deal effectively with the severe crisis at Eskom, which has become a big embarrassment for SA, says a business chamber.

Ramaphosa: Trust Zuma on Russia nuclear deal

2015-03-26 11:47

MPs should trust President Jacob Zuma's promise that the nuclear agreement with Russia will be open and transparent, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Eskom to start load shedding

2015-03-25 14:10

Eskom has announced that it will start load shedding on Wednesday afternoon.

Solar plane takes off for next leg of historic journey

2015-03-18 10:31

Solar Impulse 2 took off from the city of Ahmedabad for its next destination in India, as it bids to become the first solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe.

Zuma: SA households must start energy shift

2015-03-15 21:03

South Africans should save electricity and households must begin to shift energy sources to gas and renewable energy, says President Jacob Zuma.


US scientists say earthquakes linked to oil and gas work

2015-04-22 13:37

Oklahoma geologists have documented strong links between increased seismic activity in the state and the injection into the ground of wastewater from oil and gas production, a state agency say.

Eskom restores some lost power

2015-04-15 11:31

Eskom has restored 1 200 megawatts of electricity of the 9 500 MW of power lost in plant breakdowns.

Greenpeace leaves Arctic drill rig after 6 day stay

2015-04-13 08:50

Six Greenpeace activists opposed to offshore drilling in the Arctic have abandoned a Seattle-bound drill rig they boarded in the Pacific Ocean, the organisation says.

Pakistan orders Islamabad shops to close early

2015-04-09 12:00

After ordering summer dress code and switching off air-cons in offices, the Pakistani government has reintroduced a plan to beat the energy crisis in Islamabad.

DA challenges Eskom 25.3% tariff hike request

2015-04-01 08:22

The DA is set to deliver a memorandum to Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown to protest Eskom’s request to double its tariff hike to 25.3%.

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska coast

2015-03-31 08:14

Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special US envoy to the Arctic says, but gave no details as to when.

Earth Hour lights-out seeks to illuminate climate plight

2015-03-25 16:32

Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues.

Electric cars combat urban heat problem

2015-03-20 05:00

Electric vehicles are a useful tool for fighting sweaty city summers, according to a study.

Eskom denies Zola Tsotsi to head probe

2015-03-16 12:25

It is not true that Eskom chair Zola Tsotsi will be heading an investigation into the affairs of the power utility, says Eskom.

Siemens signs '€4bn' power deal with Egypt

2015-03-15 17:00

German conglomerate Siemens has signed a power deal with Egypt, says a company spokesperson.

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