Italian utility to claw into Africa energy market

2015-05-22 16:38

Italian utility Enel plans huge investments in renewable energy and grids in Africa, where it expects to find the kind of growth it has enjoyed in Latin America.

Solar plane delays Pacific crossing

2015-05-04 13:24

The sun-powered lightweight aircraft Solar Impulse 2 has delayed its planned five-day crossing of the Pacific until the weekend, the team says.

Eskom wind farm hits full capacity at 100MW

2015-04-20 17:18

The Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape has achieved its full operational capacity and is producing enough electricity to power 124 000 homes.

Fossil fuels have lost the race against renewables

2015-04-16 11:03

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point - the world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas and oil combined.

SA names bidders for 1 000MW of green power

2015-04-14 20:00

South Africa has named preferred bidders for the fourth round of a series of renewable energy projects, that will add about 1 000MW of power to the ailing grid.

China's environment ministry blocks hydro project

2015-04-09 11:33

China's environment ministry has refused approval for a hydropower dam on an ecologically vulnerable river already damaged by construction, a rare setback for the country's extensive dam-building programme.

Solar Impulse lands in China after 20-hour flight

2015-03-31 07:45

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in China, the world's biggest carbon emitter, completing the fifth leg of its landmark global circumnavigation powered solely by the sun.

Solar Impulse departs Myanmar for China

2015-03-30 07:38

Solar Impulse 2 has taken off from Myanmar's second biggest city of Mandalay and is headed for China's Chongqing, the fifth flight of a landmark journey to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign agreement on Nile dam

2015-03-23 14:35

Leaders from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have signed a co-operation deal over a giant Ethiopian hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the river Nile, in a bid to ease tensions over regional water supplies.

Solar pilot flies into Indian red tape tangle

2015-03-18 13:45

A pilot who is trying to make history by flying a solar-powered plane around the world has launched an angry attack on Indian bureaucracy after a lengthy hold-up in Gujarat.


Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold 'Shell No' protest

2015-05-17 08:28

Hundreds of activists decked out in neoprene wetsuits and life jackets have taken to the water off Seattle in kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and other vessels to send the message that Shell should cancel its plan to drill in the Arctic Ocean.

WATCH: A new era of renewable energy in SA

2015-04-21 16:29

One of the successful power producer bidders says their initiatives won’t ease load shedding any time soon, but will lead to a new era of energy consumption.

Wind energy to give communities a R10bn boost

2015-04-16 19:32

The contribution of wind energy to local community development will double to over R10bn over the next 20 years, according to an industry expert.

SA company wins bid to push 250MW into grid

2015-04-15 17:06

Renewable energy company BioTherm has won a bid to push 251MW of power into the grid as part of South Africa's renewable energy programme.

Norway firm set to provide solar power to SA

2015-04-13 21:15

Scatec Solar ASA is among preferred bidders for three solar-power projects in the fourth of five programme rounds to increase electricity from clean sources in SA.

Italian firm gets R2.1bn loan to build SA wind farm

2015-03-31 20:00

Enel Green Power SpA, the renewable-energy unit of Italy’s biggest utility, has received a loan of R2.1bn to help pay for a wind farm it plans to build in the Eastern Cape.

Fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend

2015-03-30 14:07

Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

Solar water system douses risks in Cameroon

2015-03-24 12:24

A pioneering solar-powered water distribution system is improving access to potable water in a region of Far North Cameroon beset by drought, water-related illness and an influx of refugees fleeing Boko Haram attacks.

Eco-village promotes sustainability in Madagascar

2015-03-23 13:22

A new eco-village built with sustainable and locally sourced material in Madagascar hopes to inspire other local initiatives to preserve and recreate the biodiversity of the country.

Solar plane pilots urge India to support clean energy

2015-03-11 14:14

The pilots of a solar-powered airplane on a historic round-the-world journey says that they want the people of India to support their campaign for clean energy to save the global environment.

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