ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Eskom debunks 'negative narrative by some energy experts'

2016-06-29 21:05

There should be no denying that Eskom's performance has improved over the last 10 months, says Eskom group executive for generation, Matshela Koko.

'Game changer' helium gas field found in Tanzania

2016-06-28 19:40

A newly discovered helium gas field in Tanzania has been hailed as a "game changer" by scientists who say it could satisfy world demand for almost seven years.

Pilot Piccard: Solar flight is dream come true

2016-06-23 21:52

Swiss adventurer Bertrand Piccard, 58, has just realised his dream of crossing the Atlantic ocean solo aboard the Solar Impulse 2 plane, with the Sun as his only source of power.

Tesla seeks to bring SolarCity into its orbit

2016-06-22 12:18

Electric car maker Tesla Motors offers up to $2.8bn to buy SolarCity in bid to create one-stop shop for cleaner energy.

Yelland: Do what Eskom says and ask questions

2016-06-18 07:00

After first flatly denying that any prepayment for coal to the Guptas had ever taken place, Eskom’s head of generation, Matshela Koko, was forced to retract his denial.

Eskom can now add 333 MW from hydro power to the grid

2016-06-13 13:19

Eskom is moving ahead to power South Africa, with Ingula’s first unit now able to add 333 MW of power to the national grid during peak times.

Solar-powered aircraft set for debut

2016-06-10 18:01

A solar-powered aircraft that can be flown with or without a human on board is being unveiled at a New York site.

Eskom a threat to SA’s economy, warns Outa

2016-06-03 16:16

The public’s trust in Eskom has been rocked by sky-high electricity tariffs without a corresponding increase in the kilowatt output of the utility, says Outa.

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Consumers can't afford the petrol levy amid growing levels of debt and soaring costs of living, according to debt expert Neil Roets.

Consumers can't afford the petrol levy amid growing levels of debt and soaring costs of living, according to debt expert Neil Roets.

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Huge hike in petrol, diesel prices

2016-05-30 09:30

Motorists will have to fork out more for petrol and diesel at the pump in June, says the department of energy.

 

Britain's commitment firm on climate - secretary

2016-06-29 16:23

Britain will not renege on its climate change commitments, Energy and Climate Secretary Amber Rudd has told investors, just days after her country voted to quit the EU.

North American leaders make energy pledge

2016-06-28 16:04

The leaders of the US, Canada and Mexico are set to pledge to use renewable energy to generate half of North America's power by 2025, White House officials say.

Another first for Solar Impulse 2

2016-06-23 15:14

An experimental solar-powered plane has landed in Spain, completing an unprecedented three-day flight across the Atlantic in the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage.

In Israeli desert, world's highest solar tower looks to future

2016-06-21 16:09

In the middle of southern Israel's desert, engineers are hard at work building the world's tallest solar tower, reflecting the country's high hopes for renewable energy.

Motorists in for stiff petrol price hike

2016-06-17 10:07

Ongoing oil strength, with limited support from the exchange rate, has set the stage for further increases in the fuel price, warns the Automobile Association.

Sweden agrees to continue nuclear power

2016-06-10 18:55

Sweden's left-wing government has struck a deal with the opposition to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energy.

Molefe hits nuke books at MIT as Eskom launches nuclear training plan

2016-06-09 12:30

Eskom has launched a key training programme for young nuclear operators, while Eskom CEO Brian Molefe takes a break to learn about nuclear energy for executives at MIT.

Electricity connections rise to 85.5%

2016-06-02 19:57

Eskom has taken credit for accelerating the number of households connected to the power grid, after Stats SA revealed levels increased to 85.5% in 2015.

No need to reinvent nuclear, experts tell newcomers

2016-05-31 06:38

Countries with experience in nuclear energy like France, Finland and Russia have the responsibility to help other countries just starting out on nuclear, say experts.

Energy minister, SFF chief face legal action over 'secret’ oil deal

2016-05-27 13:29

The DA will be taking legal action against the Energy Minister and Central Energy Fund chief regarding its "secret" sale of oil, it has announced.

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