ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Solar Impulse 2 out of money

2015-07-29 05:48

The team behind the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 plane say it needs an additional $22m to complete a historic round-the-world flight.

Council strike keeps PE lights on

2015-07-27 15:58

While the rest of South Africa has been hard hit by load shedding, residents of Nelson Mandela Bay have managed to avoid it because the city's electrical staff have downed tools in an unprotected strike.

Five people who can change Africa’s energy path

2015-07-21 11:41

Five international experts in the energy sector will share insights and knowledge with leaders from about 15 African countries working in the power sector.

City Power pleads with residents not to panic

2015-07-19 14:51

City Power is pleading with residents in its area of supply not to panic when they experience recurrent disconnections.

Hillary Clinton takes pragmatic tone on fossil fuels, climate change

2015-07-17 08:26

DOVER, N.H., July 16 - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Thursday she would seek to phase out fossil fuel extraction and increase fees on companies operating on public lands in a way that does not disrupt the economy if

Power plants 'will pay for themselves' - As it happened

2015-07-14 10:51

Get all the highlights as government reveals details about South Africa's nuclear programme at a media conference in KwaZulu-Natal.

Russia cuts off power supplies to Ukraine rebels

2015-07-07 16:00

Kiev says Russia has cut off electricity to Ukraine's rebel-run regions in what appears to be another sign that Moscow is losing interest in plans to splinter its neighbour.

New technology to create cheap hydrogen fuel

2015-07-02 11:54

A new solar panel design created in Switzerland will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, which would reduce fossil fuel dependence.

What is the nature of Vodacom transaction - DA

2015-07-01 16:10

While the DA is "cautiously optimistic" about the government selling its 13.91% stake in Vodacom to the Public Investment Corporation, the party says it has a number of concerns regarding the nature of the transaction.

Farmers lose out to Tanzania hydropower

2015-06-26 17:14

The Tanzanian government is planning to declare the water supplies of the Mtera and Kidatu hydropower facilities in the south of the country protected sites.

 

Nigeria begins sharing $2.1bn gas revenues to cover state debts

2015-07-28 10:10

Nigeria has begun the process of sharing $2.1bn with federal, state and local governments to reduce a growing backlog of debts and restructure short-term loans, a spokesperson for the vice president says.

Angola launches crackdown amid plunging oil prices

2015-07-27 15:09

Angolan Attorney General says that all 16 people have been 'caught red-handed while committing crimes against the security of the state'. Most of those arrested are activists, part of a small but growing movement that has begun to question the monopoly on power held by Angola's ruling party.

Eskom pulls plug on bonuses, AGM set for August

2015-07-20 11:40

Eskom staff have missed out on bonuses this year, says spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe, adding that its AGM will take place in the first week of August 2015.

Municipalities holding SA back on smart energy - expert

2015-07-17 16:58

Municipalities are holding South Africa back when it comes to using smart energy technology, a member of the National Advisory Council of Innovation says.

Eskom negotiating boiler-serve contracts

2015-07-14 18:15

Eskom has confirmed that the equity share by boiler-serve contractors has been tabled as part of the negotiation for the renewal of the boiler-serve contracts.

First electric plane flies over English Channel

2015-07-10 17:00

A French pilot has flown across the English Channel in an electric-powered plane, a journey considered an important symbolic step toward making electric flight viable in the long term.

Solar Impulse 2 beats new record

2015-07-02 22:12

A solar-powered aircraft flying from Japan to Hawaii on the most perilous leg of a round-the-globe bid has beaten the record for the longest solo flight.

West African leaders urge power liberalisation

2015-07-01 21:05

Five West African leaders have urged regional governments to liberalise the region's electricity sector to overcome insufficient power capacities.

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear plant shuts down

2015-06-28 18:59

Germany's oldest remaining nuclear reactor has been shut down, part of a move initiated four years ago to switch off all its nuclear plants by the end of 2022.

Governors urge EPA to keep renewable fuel standards intact

2015-06-26 06:08

The Missouri and Iowa governors have urged the EPA to ditch a plan to lower renewable fuel standards.,

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