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.,

Eskom implementing stage 1 and 2 load shedding

2015-06-25 14:53

Eskom has announced that it will be implementing both stage 1 and stage 2 load shedding on Thursday - starting at different times.

Molefe: Eskom needs tariff increase for costly load shedding

2015-06-24 19:58

A lot of people have spoken about the electricity increase, but very few people have spoken about the cost of load shedding, says Eskom acting CEO Brian Molefe.

Mexico eyes $10bn energy projects, Texas pipeline

2015-06-23 09:45

Mexico's government has announced an interest in nearly $10bn in electricity and natural gas projects that include two pipelines linked to the United States.

Solar plane possibly grounded for 2 months

2015-06-18 19:29

The pilot of a solar-powered plane that made an unplanned stop in Japan, says his aircraft is now ready to fly, but must wait out unfavourable weather, perhaps for up to two months.

Lighting up Nigeria, a crucial challenge for new president

2015-06-17 10:33

Keeping the lights on and computers running in Nigeria is a constant headache, as the country produces just 1.5% of the electricity it needs for its 173 million people.

First vessel in Shell's Arctic drilling fleet heads for Alaska

2015-06-12 09:03

The first vessel in Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling fleet has embarked from Washington State to Alaska ahead of its planned resumption of oil and gas exploration in the remote region this summer, the company says.

Angolan president heads to China as low oil price bites

2015-06-08 13:32

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos is heading for his first official visit to China in seven years as his country, which is Africa's second largest oil producer, struggles with falling oil prices.

Koeberg unit also back as Eskom curbs load shedding

2015-06-02 17:07

The return of unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power station will now help to stabilise the power system ahead of the winter peak periods this winter, says Eskom.


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.

Eskom bailout going to 'black hole', Parly hears

2015-06-25 15:42

Two bills, which would enable a bailout of billions of rands for Eskom, have been passed by the National Assembly in the absence of the largest opposition parties.

Union calls for competitive electricity market

2015-06-24 21:15

Solidarity has urged Nersa to protect the public from the "further exploitation by Eskom" and to put workable plans in place that will alleviate the energy crisis.

Power crisis biggest risk to SA growth - IMF

2015-06-23 18:04

SA's power supply crisis is the biggest obstacle to growth, while state support to Eskom and public sector wages may weigh on public finances, says the IMF.

South Africans can't afford more Eskom tariff increases: Maimane

2015-06-22 17:09

Eskom should not be granted another tariff increase at the expense of consumers who can barely meet their monthly expenses already, DA leader Mmusi Maimane says.

Peter Wilhelm: Swapping A-bombs for Swazi blankets to beat load shedding

2015-06-18 07:55

I was shocked to read in the newspaper I plucked from a handy bergie that rumours are circulating that SA has signed a nuclear deal with Russia, says Peter Wilhelm.

Tesla: Huge battery market in SA

2015-06-16 09:40

Tesla Motors' chief technology officer says South Africa can be a "huge market" for battery storage as rolling blackouts stifle factory production.

Nigeria charges 14 foreigners for illegally storing petrol

2015-06-11 08:53

Fourteen nationals from Britain, Russia, Ukraine and Japan have been charged with illegally trading and storing petroleum products in oil-rich but cash-poor Nigeria.

Africa’s hidden killer causes 600 000 deaths every year

2015-06-05 12:21

Air pollution caused by the use of solid biomass for cooking, such as firewood and charcoal, kills 600 000 Africans every year, a report on Africa shows.

Watermills may be Kashmir energy solution

2015-06-01 18:56

Water channelled for watermills can be used to produce electricity for the local village.

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