Eskom review endangers biggest Africa renewable power plan

2016-07-28 19:53

Eskom is questioning the role of renewable energy, jeopardising a programme touted as one of the most attractive for wind and solar power producers in the world.

A battle of ideas over SA energy plans sparks fierce debate

2016-07-27 07:02

The future of SA's energy sector has sparked a battle of ideas over big infrastructure projects versus nimble power producers, writes Fin24’s Matthew le Cordeur.

Eskom's IPP move places SA on nuclear watch

2016-07-21 08:47

If Eskom prevents any new power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers, then all eyes will focus on the nuclear deal.

Solar power stored as Kenyan wildlife conservancy goes off-grid – 95% diesel cuts

2016-07-15 20:15

SA firm SolarAfrica has funded, designed and installed a microgrid in Kenya, making it solar with a battery solution for cloudy days and a whopping cut in diesel usage.

SPECIAL FEATURE: SA good laboratory for renewable energy - US official

2016-07-11 10:50

South Africa has been a really good laboratory for making renewable energy development commercially and economically successful, according to a US official.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Localisation retains renewable capital in SA

2016-07-11 10:30

The localisation of manufacturing in the renewable energy sector in South Africa is important from an economic perspective, explain experts.

Why are Africans afraid of nuclear energy, asks Molefe

2016-07-06 08:47

Africa should use nuclear energy to move forward, says Eskom CEO Brian Molefe.

Eight massive power shifts as demand for fossil fuels fades

2016-06-13 10:38

The way we get electricity is about to change dramatically, as the era of ever-expanding demand for fossil fuels comes to an end - in less than a decade.

Electricity connections rise to 85.5%

2016-06-02 19:57

Eskom has taken credit for accelerating the number of households connected to the power grid, after Stats SA revealed levels increased to 85.5% in 2015.

Conflict over water and coal amid SA drought

2016-05-30 07:51

Facing one of the worst droughts in memory, SA's leaders have doubled down on their support of the water-intensive coal industry, explains Keith Schneider.


Eskom postpones IPP signing with Redstone

2016-07-28 19:01

Eskom has postponed the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement with power plant Redstone Solar Thermal Power.

De Lille: Let Cape Town buy Eskom's unwanted IPP energy

2016-07-26 06:34

The City of Cape Town wants to procure renewable energy from Independent Power Producers in the light of Eskom’s decision not to do so.

The roles of private sector and Eskom in renewable energy

2016-07-21 08:16

Private sector developers and operators bring greater speed of internal investment decision-making, development and deployment, says SA Renewable Energy Council.

Five questions on Germany's green energy shift

2016-07-13 21:21

Germany's energy transition is its biggest infrastructure project of the post-World War II era and its greatest challenge since reunification in 1990.

Solar power keeps lights on in SA - CEO

2016-07-11 10:45

There is no longer load shedding in SA, because solar power stations, like the one in the Northern Cape are now generating power, says a CEO.

Dong Energy to build cheapest offshore wind farms

2016-07-06 19:00

Danish offshore wind farm operator Dong Energy is to build two offshore wind farms off the Dutch coast, saying it will be the cheapest offshore wind energy.

Pick n Pay must ditch fossil fuels, urges Greenpeace

2016-06-28 15:17

Retail giant Pick n Pay has come under criticism by Greenpeace activists for consuming the most electricity compared to other retailers.

Saudi power firm eyes SA projects despite currency fears

2016-06-09 10:42

Saudi-based Acwa Power expects to win further business in South Africa this year as it rides out concerns about the rand to tap into its need for more electricity.

Investing in renewable energy brightens returns in SA

2016-06-01 09:00

A programme that’s making SA the top destination for green-power investments is not only easing an electricity crisis: returns are beating those in bonds and stocks.

Nuclear plan will keep SA's poor in the dark - Kumi Naidoo

2016-05-23 18:40

Former Greenpeace director Kumi Naidoo says millions of South Africans living without electricity cannot wait 10 to15 years for the nuclear procurement plan to roll out.

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