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.

Eskom incompetence becomes SA incompetence

2015-03-13 19:00

The Eskom crisis is not only bad for investor confidence, it also actually becomes a reflection of SA's incompetence, says economist Dr Iraj Abedian.

4 Filipinos among the foreigners abducted from Libya oil field

2015-03-09 12:51

Four Filipinos are among nine foreigners abducted by still-unidentified armed men from an oil field in central Libya and their abductors have yet to communicate any demand, officials say.

Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8

2015-03-07 09:12

Militants have attacked an oil field in central Libya, killing eight guards before setting it ablaze in the latest in a spate of attacks on petroleum facilities blamed on a local ISIS affiliate.

Pee powered lights possible

2015-03-05 22:32

British scientists have unveiled a toilet that unlocks energy stored within urine to generate electricity in urine-tricity project.


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.

Bad weather delays solar plane's round-the-world trip

2015-03-14 18:00

A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world trip has extended a stop-over in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad by two days due to poor weather conditions.

Eskom January diesel bill rises to near R1.2bn

2015-03-09 21:15

The cost of running diesel-gobbling open cycle gas turbines has jumped to R1.17bn as Eskom struggles to match supply with electricity demand.

Brown names Eskom's 27 coal suppliers

2015-03-08 13:29

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has given the names of the 27 firms providing coal to Eskom's power stations, but not the prices paid for their supplies.

Blizzard cuts off villages, electricity in Bosnia

2015-03-06 08:29

A blizzard which dumped 2.5m of snow on mountains around Sarajevo has isolated dozens of Bosnian mountain villages and left them without electricity.

China makes push to ditch coal addiction

2015-03-05 12:52

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution and cut the energy intensity of its economy.

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