ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Eskom pleased with new mobile transformers

2017-04-25 16:50

After almost six years, five mobile transformers have been delivered to its Mkondeni unit in KwaZulu Natal, says Eskom.

De Lille vows to take minister to court over energy management

2017-04-18 21:30

The City of Cape Town will take legal action in a bid to be able to purchase renewable energy directly from independent power producers, mayor Patricia de Lille says.

SA’s IPP project sets the standard

2017-04-09 06:13

It is important to regularly pause, reflect and appreciate a job well conceived and well executed, writes Brenda Martin.

Koeberg power station contributes billions to SA economy - Brown

2017-03-30 12:20

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says it is important to understand that all power stations generate jobs for communities as well as a multitude of goods and services.

eMalahleni faces Eskom blackout

2017-03-13 06:13

Mpumalanga’s once-thriving town is swimming in debt as well as indebtedness, which it blames on maladministration and collusion

Earthlife wins first case against coal power

2017-03-12 06:02

Environmentalists believe they have struck a major blow to the future of coal-powered stations, following their win in the first climate change case in the High Court in Pretoria this week.

Eskom to sign IPP agreements shortly - Joemat-Pettersson

2017-02-28 12:16

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the impasse between Eskom and IPPs has been removed, and agreements for renewable energy will be signed in the near future.

Credit downgrade could increase cost of nuclear - expert

2017-02-21 20:00

Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.

WATCH: Budget: Where will the money go to?

2017-02-17 18:17

How the tax deficit will be bridged, what projects government will commit to and what perception the budget speech will give to the market will be keenly watched, says an expert.

SA bets on gas, renewables for biggest chunk of energy capacity

2017-02-14 11:37

South Africa will start commissioning new energy capacity by 2022 at the earliest, with initial energy capacity coming from solar, wind and gas, says the energy department.

 

Joemat-Pettersson left hurdles to thwart nuclear, DA says

2017-04-19 07:51

Former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has created many nuclear hurdles that will help opponents of the procurement programme.

Hydrogen fuel cell cars creep up on electrics

2017-04-13 22:45

Hydrogen fuel cell cars could one day challenge electric cars in the race for pollution-free roads, but only if more stations are built to fuel them.

Nuclear still on track, despite S&P warning on Eskom

2017-04-05 06:05

A nuclear build programme is still in consideration, despite ratings agency S&P's warning on the contingent liabilities, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Eskom opens up on reason for redacted Dentons report

2017-03-29 18:57

Eskom says a redacted version of the Dentons report - shed light on financial abuses - was released to respect the rights of the parties involved.

Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

Eskom suspends bulk power cut to 2 municipalities

2017-03-02 18:20

Eskom has suspended the planned interruption of bulk power supply to two municipalities after reaching agreements for the settlements of their arrears.

Delays in nuclear projects drive costs - expert

2017-02-22 07:01

Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.

More power cuts for Mpumalanga municipalities

2017-02-18 09:15

Two municipalities in Mpumalanga that are struggling to settle their debt to Eskom will be hit with more power interruptions.

Department sheds more light on renewable energy plans

2017-02-14 20:10

Renewable energy will be considered without constraints to test how readily it will be available as part of South Africa’s energy mix, says the Department of Energy.

Dentons report: OUTA calls for probe into Eskom

2017-02-13 12:19

Civil body OUTA has revived its call to have a commission of inquiry into Eskom, following the release of the Dentons report and news that Nersa has capped tariff increases at 2.2%.

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