ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Toyota to launch a hydrogen powered car

2014-04-17 12:36

Toyota caught its competitors by surprise with the Prius, the first successful gasoline-electric hybrid car. Now, the firm is trying to do the same with a technology that seems straight out of science fiction.

Energy mininster to meet with IPPs

2014-04-11 09:27

Energy Minister Ben Martins is to host a strategic engagement session with independent power producers.

Britain warns Scots on energy job risks

2014-04-09 09:55

Britain has warned Scotland that voting for independence would put jobs and investment in the Scottish energy industry at risk.

US blast leads to questions on storing gas

2014-04-07 08:38

An explosion at a liquefied natural gas facility in the US, which injured workers and forced an evacuation, has placed attention on the risk of storing massive gas supplies near population centres.

AfriForum looks into fracking corruption

2014-04-04 15:22

AfriForum has expressed deep concerns over the fact that an Australian company has been given certain rights in the Karoo, rights that were possibly obtained underhandedly.

UN climate chief urges clean-up of gas industry

2014-04-03 14:48

The UN's climate chief called on the oil and gas industry to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

UK could begin fracking in 4 years

2014-04-02 13:14

Shale gas production in the UK could begin within four years if the current crisis in Ukraine escalates to such an extent that a national state of emergency is declared.

Eskom power station loses unit

2014-04-01 18:39

The Duvha power station near Witbank has lost power generation due to a boiler casing rupturing, says Eskom.

Families torn over return to Fukushima 'hot zone'

2014-04-01 15:15

People in Japan have begun their first homecomings in three years to a small area evacuated after the Fukushima disaster, but families are divided as they worry about radiation and poor jobs.

Boiler overheats at Eskom site

2014-04-01 11:51

A boiler at the Duvha power station in Witbank in Mpumalanga experienced a “pressurisation incident”, meaning it over heated causing the pressure alarm to trip.

UK investment bank buys wind farm stakes

2014-03-31 11:07

Britain's government-funded bank investing in green energy projects has acquired stakes in two offshore wind farms.

Earth hour... countdown begins

2014-03-28 12:14

Cape Town has been named the capital city by the World Wide Fund for Nature's Global Earth Hour, and as the countdown begins to save energy.

UK to probe signs of energy price fixing

2014-03-27 11:15

British regulators referred the country's energy supply sector for a full anti-trust investigation that could see some of the big suppliers broken up.

SA has a right to nuclear research, says minister

2014-03-27 08:27

SA was exercising its right to research, develop and use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has said.

HCI to spin off US energy unit, list it on JSE

2014-03-24 20:03

Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) says it will spin off its interest in a private US alternative energy company and list it separately on the JSE.

Kenya's massive wind energy plant

2014-03-24 13:34

Kenya has reached a critical milestone in its energy endeavours as it implements a 300MW wind power project to its national grid.

Nigeria hopes its gas can keep lights on

2014-03-21 18:44

The first power cut to hit the luxury venue of the energy conference struck the Nigerian oil minister's speech on gas supply reforms with uncanny accuracy.

Britain sets out Europe's energy options

2014-03-20 11:28

Europe has a range of options to shore up its energy security and cut dependence on Russian supplies, including asking the United States to export more gas.

Fukushima halts decontamination system

2014-03-19 10:05

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it has temporarily shut down a decontamination system that scrubs radiation-tainted water used to cool damaged reactors.

SA deserves pat on back for green energy

2014-03-18 15:15

SA deserves credit for being the only sub-Saharan country which has formulated and applied a clear alternative energy policy, a conference has heard.

New energy project in Kraaifontein

2014-03-17 10:50

A new way to turn plastic into oil will be tested in Cape Town, the project is seen as a new energy option that will be funded by various Japanese companies.

Fracking: Its risks on wildlife

2014-03-14 09:44

A UK study argues that fracking has the potential to ravage the habitats of various wildlife species.

Power lines may terrify animals

2014-03-13 09:49

Scientists have discovered there is a huge possibility that animals could be terrified of power cables because they give off UV flashes that are unseen by the human eye.

Calls for alternative energy in SA

2014-03-12 13:40

South Africa is fighting against time to secure alternative energy to feed the demands of South Africans says Energy Minister Ben Martins.

Kashmir wants water to stop power crisis

2014-03-12 09:13

As Pakistan grapples with a crippling energy crisis, people in one corner of Kashmir have taken matters into their own hands.

 

SA to import liquefied gas from Mozambique

2014-04-15 09:37

Energy Minister Dikobe Ben Martins says that South Africa plans to buy liquefied gas from Mozambique in order to cope with the coming winter.

Independent Scotland will face energy hike

2014-04-10 09:30

Scotland's households and businesses must be prepared for higher energy bills if Scots vote in favour of independence, warns the British government.

US Navy game-changer

2014-04-07 19:10

The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel.

7 tips to lose weight the smart way

2014-04-07 05:00

If you want to lose weight permanently, forget about fad diets and magic slimming potions. Discover the route to a new and healthier you by following these smart tips.

Western Cape 'suffers' as big business grows

2014-04-04 10:11

A new study on the Western Cape argues that the province’s economy is working at the expense of the environment and calls for a change in the way business is run.

US Senator: Mining ex-CEO has blood on his hands

2014-04-03 10:49

A US senator has accused Don Blankenship the ex-CEO of Massey Energy of having blood on his hands, due to a mining disaster that happened in 2010.

Eskom acting CEO steps down from KKM

2014-04-02 13:05

Acting Eskom CEO Collin Matjila has stepped down as CEO of the Kopano ke Matla investment company, says Cosatu.

Exxon: Unlikely world can limit fossil fuels sales

2014-04-01 15:57

On the same day scientists issued their latest report on climate change, Exxon Mobil says the world's policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels fuels far into the future.

Crimea spurs German energy policy rethink

2014-04-01 13:13

Tensions with Russia over Ukraine have turned the spotlight on Germany's heavy dependence on Russian gas and are pushing it to reconsider its energy policy.

European power imports could save UK billions

2014-03-31 15:20

Britain could save £1bn a year in electricity costs by 2020 by doubling its interconnector capacity with Europe.

NYC: Time Square shuts down

2014-03-28 15:05

New York’s Times Square will shutdown effectively for Earth Hour this Saturday, all in the name of energy conservation.

Durban: Sasol plans deep sea oil exploration

2014-03-28 09:35

Sasol Petroleum, as part of their continued search for oil and gas will set sail on a seismic survey of the coast off KwaZulu-Natal.

Eskom buys R10bn of diesel to keep lights on

2014-03-27 10:39
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Eskom is currently spending billions on purchasing diesel in order to feed more power to the grid via generators, says a business chamber.

BP spills oil again

2014-03-26 08:33

An unknown amount of oil leaked from BP Whiting refinery in Indiana into Lake Michigan after a mechanical glitch, the company confirms.

Change in Sasol pricing on the cards

2014-03-24 17:06

The expiry of an agreement between SA and Sasol concerning the Mozambican gas pipeline will require Sasol Gas to shift to a non-discriminatory pricing regime.

Govt gives go-ahead for Karoo fracking

2014-03-23 14:00

The South African government has given the green light for shale gas exploration in the Karoo and elsewhere – a move seen by the state as a possible “game changer” for the economy, says a report.

EU's quest to reduce reliance on Russia

2014-03-21 17:43

European leaders agreed to accelerate their quest for more secure energy supplies, determined to reduce dependence on Russian oil and gas.

EU to set deadline for climate change goals

2014-03-20 09:58

European Union leaders are preparing to set an October deadline for agreeing on the bloc's 2030 climate and energy goals, a draft document shows.

First waves seen outside of earth

2014-03-19 09:05

A sequence of distinct ripples can be seen on the exterior surface of Titan, Saturn's moon.

Crimea nationalises energy companies - report

2014-03-17 15:25

The parliament of Ukraine's Crimea voted to nationalise two energy companies, according to a statement on the parliament's website.

Coal, gas or nuclear? S Africa must decide

2014-03-16 11:15

While South Africa's long-term energy plans look solid, none are likely to prevent potentially crippling power crunches unless a decision is made on when and how to add capacity to the grid, experts say.

Brazil plays down power grid concerns

2014-03-13 11:59

Brazil dismisses fears that the lights might go off on the World Cup, with the footballing extravaganza just three months away.

Lagos aims to turn trash into electric power

2014-03-12 15:10

Nigeria's biggest city Lagos is engulfed in waste but a new recycling programme is trying to use trash to generate electricity, a pilot programme at a market has already shown success.

Energy firm finds gas in Indonesian

2014-03-12 10:54

Salamander Energy says its West Kerendan-1 exploration well in Indonesia successfully tested for gas from the Upper Berai reservoir.

Eskom leaves 'no power for big investment'

2014-03-07 16:15

The impact of the energy crisis is so big that SA is no longer seen as the place to invest in Africa, increasing the risk of a recession, economists warn.

 
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