From dung to BMWs at green energy plant in Pretoria

2015-11-24 08:56

Forty minutes east of Pretoria, amid the lowing of thousands of cows and the strong stink of dung, a small factory has taken on the challenge of turning manure into energy.

Renewable energy supply to double in major economies by 2030

2015-11-05 11:00

Renewable energy supply in eight major economies will collectively more than double by 2030 due to new national climate and energy plans, a study. shows.

Eskom's money woes 'threaten renewable energy'

2015-11-04 19:30

Eskom's finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, warns an industry expert.

Joemat-Pettersson: Be part of winds of change

2015-11-04 15:25

The impact of wind energy on conserving the country's scarce water sources cannot be ignored, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

Converting cow dung into (horse) power

2015-10-28 09:09

In an effort to go green, BMW SA's division recently partnered with biogas producer, Bio2Watt. This means a third of its electricity for its Rosslyn plant will be generated from cow dung.

Energy and how the sun cleans up

2015-10-26 12:00

A new crop of South Africans are earning a living from the renewables revolution, and the IDC is behind them all the way. Poloko Tau and Lubabalo Ngcukana report

IPPs on track despite Eskom freeze, says Nene

2015-10-21 14:57

The bid window for independent power producers is on track despite Eskom’s announcement that it has stopped issuing budget quotes,says the finance minister.

Gold Reef City hydro power idea ‘can be done’

2015-10-14 07:42

Turning Gold Reef City’s abandoned mine shafts into a pumped storage hydroelectric scheme can be done, says an executive with 40 years’ experience in the mining industry.

GE launches energy efficiency subsidiary

2015-10-07 20:30

General Electric has reshuffled several energy management and research operations into a new subsidiary called "Current" aimed at new energy technologies.

Can renewable energy help the state save face?

2015-10-07 07:35

Will SA's new energy plan spur government to rethink its nuclear new build project or ditch it altogether in favour of renewable energy, asks Solly Moeng.


Nuclear and renewable: SA's ambitious new energy mix

2015-11-23 06:39

Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, SA is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding load shedding.

Grid access trips up renewable energy sector

2015-11-04 22:30

The rules of the renewable energy game in SA are no longer clear due to grid connection challenges, says an IPP developer at Windaba.

No wind energy in SA without Danish - expert

2015-11-04 18:31

Without help from the Danish and other key investors, SA might not have had a wind energy sector, says the head of the Department of Energy's IPP office.

Greenpeace barred from bidding for German coal mine

2015-11-03 20:00

Greenpeace says it has been barred from bidding for the German coal operations of Swedish energy giant Vattenfall, which the environmental activists intended to shut down.

Lots of energy is just blowing in the wind

2015-10-26 14:00

Babalwa Kani (30), a political science graduate from the University of Pretoria, was sitting at home without a job until an opportunity to work at the Kouga Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape presented itself.

Senegal turns to sewage in bid to meet renewable goals

2015-10-23 09:00

In one of the first projects of its kind in Africa, Senegal's government and charitable organisations are installing new toilets that turn waste into compost or break down matter with worms in a bid to lower health risks.

SA BMW plant to get power from manure, waste

2015-10-16 19:39

BMW SA’s Pretoria plant will get up to 30% of its power through renewable energy from a biogas project, says the German car maker.

Massive opportunity for Africa

2015-10-11 13:26

A real alternative has emerged as a global energy revolution has started to take shape, say Kumi Naidoo and Ibrahim Togola.

How Gold Reef City could end load shedding

2015-10-07 10:44

The abandoned Gold Reef City mine is 2.5km deep, with 100 metres of water at the bottom, which could be used as a pumped-storage hydropower facility, says an expert.

Big firms may muscle in on small producer plan, warns IPP

2015-10-06 19:03

The darling of SA’s renewable energy programme says government must be careful not to allow big multinationals to abuse the new small projects programme.

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