ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Eskom may have R150bn war chest to spend on nuclear

2016-09-23 10:45

Power utility Eskom forecasts it will have more than R150bn in 10 years’ time, money it could use to fund the country’s proposed plan to build nuclear power plants.

Fuel 'too dirty' for Europe sold to Africa - report

2016-09-16 17:01

A campaign group, Public Eye, has criticised Swiss firms for their links to African trade in diesel with toxin levels that are illegal in Europe, a report says.

Nuclear deal will be a financial MELTDOWN

2016-09-11 06:35

The public must speak up now or be saddled with a financial burden for decades to come, write Ulrich Steenkamp and Dominique Doyle.

Don't buy chips fried in transformer oil, warns Zim's energy minister

2016-09-06 10:29

Zimbabwe’s energy minister Samuel Undenge has complained that people are stealing oil from electricity transformers and selling it on to food vendors, who use it to fry chips, a report says.

Further drop in petrol price

2016-09-02 14:15

The pump price for a litre of petrol will be 18c cheaper for all grades from next Wednesday, much lower than the expected 25c touted still earlier this week.

Gordhan jitters, oil strength slam brakes on fuel price drop

2016-08-30 11:07

Renewed oil price strength and a turnaround in the rand/US dollar exchange rate have put the brakes on the substantial fuel price drops suggested by mid-August data.

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.

 

Swiss traders blame governments for dirty fuel in Africa

2016-09-19 20:19

Swiss traders accused of dumping dirty fuel blame West African governments instead.

State's energy plans must be shared

2016-09-12 05:00

Whether government goes for coal, renewables, nuclear or a cocktail of energy sources, citizens need to be a part of what's going on, says Mandi Smallhorne.

The positive side of Zambia's energy crisis

2016-09-07 16:47

Few would disagree that Zambia needs to find sustainable, innovative ways of generating more electricity for both domestic and industrial users, and that this is arguably the most urgent task facing the country.

OBAMA LEGACY: Quiet, but big changes in energy, pollution

2016-09-04 22:18

Mostly unnoticed amid the political brawl over climate change, the US has undergone a quiet transformation in how and where it gets its energy during Barack Obama's presidency.

Load shedding is history, says Eskom as another Ingula unit goes live

2016-08-31 10:36

The third unit at Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme has been brought into commercial operation, Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has announced.

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

2016-08-30 07:00

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.

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