Renewables put damper on load shedding

2015-08-19 21:15

Had it not been for SA’s renewable energy projects load shedding would have had a higher frequency, according to a study.

Malaysia feels heat as its solar industry soars

2015-08-18 08:38

Less than 10 years after it began manufacturing solar cells, Malaysia has become the world’s fourth-largest producer, but some competitors see underhanded tactics in the country's rapid success.

As desert encroaches, Niger turns to natural gas

2015-07-29 09:10

Threatened by the advance of a desert that already covers two-thirds of Niger, the poor Sahel nation hopes to halt rapid deforestation by promoting natural gas.

Renewables outpace nuclear in major economies

2015-07-19 11:55

Solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy besides hydro-electric dams now supply more electricity than nuclear in Japan, China, India and five other major economies.

What govt is really doing well in power sector

2015-06-14 13:29

Amid the chaos at Eskom, South Africa is losing sight of where the government is doing really well in the area of power generation, says an investment expert.

Apollo plans cheaper green energy

2015-06-02 21:05

A plan for a new global research programme aimed at driving down the costs of renewable energy more quickly has drawn serious interest from the world's leading economies.

Qatar orders huge new power, desalination plants

2015-05-25 12:10

Qatar will have one of the biggest power plants and desalination plants in the Middle East according to an agreement signed with Mitsubishi and Tokyo Electric Power, the two Japanese companies say.

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.


Fuel cell tech an answer to load shedding

2015-08-19 07:57

Many companies are of the opinion that fuel cell technology is an alternative to the major problems South Africa has been experiencing with load shedding.

From open sewage to high-tech hydrohub, Singapore leads water revolution

2015-08-03 11:55

Fifty years ago Singapore had to ration water, and its smelly rivers were devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig farms and toilets that emptied directly into streams. But it's a very different story today.

Australia's war on wind farms threatens biggest renewable project

2015-07-20 08:11

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's hostility to 'visually awful' wind farms has sent a chill through the industry and could jeopardise the country's biggest renewable energy project, a $2bn wind and solar plant.

Six massive shifts in global power markets

2015-06-24 07:20

The way humans get electricity is about to change forever, with trillions of dollars earmarked for investment in the renewable energy boom over the next 25 years.

SA awards R5.9bn wind project to Irish firm

2015-06-08 14:52

An SA government tender to install 250 MW of wind generating capacity has been awarded to a consortium led by an Ireland-based wind and solar company.

Zimbabwe's 'solar pirates' create jobs with laptop, solar panel

2015-06-02 14:42

A lack of formal jobs in Zimbabwe has forced many young Zimbabweans into finding alternative work. Many have flocked to neighbouring South Africa in search of jobs, while others have found a particularly thriving new career: Solar piracy.

Woman chains herself to Shell ship

2015-05-23 09:53

A woman has chained herself to the Arctic Challenger, a support ship for Shell's exploratory oil drilling north of Seattle.

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.

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