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.

Mark Schmaman: A gas-powered Nigeria – the deals behind $900m Azura project

2016-05-18 16:54

Mark Schmama chats about RMB's involvement in the $900m Azura Project in Nigeria, the country’s first greenfield Independent Power Producer project under new regulations.

Record $330bn invested in renewable energy

2016-05-17 19:43

A record $330bn has been invested in renewable energy after the crash of oil and gas prices, delegates to the African Utility Week have heard.

Eskom gets R2.6bn green energy boost

2016-04-18 14:01

The New Development Bank says Eskom will receive R2.6bn in assistance for renewable energy projects, part of a package of R11.85bn in green energy loans.

Scion of Wall Street bringing light to Africa

2016-03-16 11:30

UniCore Group Capital is putting its money on renewable energy in Africa. Given the continent’s failing power grids, this is not only proving lucrative, but necessary.

WATCH: Welcome to Lego land, Africa’s biggest solar farm in De Aar

2016-03-04 11:39

An Irishman’s passion for job creation and solving South Africa’s energy restrictions with green technology has resulted in the largest solar farm in Africa.

As oil crashed, renewables attracted record $329bn

2016-01-14 20:00

The slump in oil prices that’s brought upheaval and cost-cutting to the traditional energy industry spared renewables such as solar and wind, raking $329bn investment last year.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan sign new deal on Nile dam

2015-12-30 16:18

Two French firms have been appointed to study the environmental impact of Ethiopia's dam as Addis Ababa pledge to respect Egypt's interests.


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.

Renewable energy sector keeps the power on

2016-05-18 14:42

SPONSORED: While the headlines are filled with nuclear power proposals, the renewable energy sector is forging ahead, generating much needed new power capacity.

INFOGRAPHIC: How renewable friendly are SA’s top 5 retailers?

2016-04-19 07:56

SA's top five retailers would make space for 178 400 households to connect to the grid without risking load shedding by becoming 100% dependent on renewable energy.

Developing nations top renewable investors - UN

2016-03-27 09:26

Investment in renewable energy has hit a record $286bn in 2015, more than half of which came from developing countries for the first time.

SA turns to Saudi-built solar to cut coal reliance

2016-03-15 20:42

SA and Saudi Arabian ACWA Power have launched a $328m solar power plant in the Northern Cape province, as the government rushes to cut its reliance on coal.

Warren Buffett reveals winds of change in annual letter

2016-02-29 07:32

Billionaire Warren Buffett says subsidised wind and solar power in the US may erode the economics of electric utilities that care little for efficiency.

Bladeless wind turbines – never bet against human ingenuity

2015-12-31 16:05

Alec Hogg takes a look at an amazing Spanish invention. At half the cost of existing turbines, commercialisation of the bladeless wind turbine is planned for mid-2017.

As hydropower dries up, Tanzania moves towards fossil fuels

2015-12-29 14:30

As drought cripples its hydropower plants, Tanzania is struggling to meet power demands and is moving towards using more fossil fuels to make up the shortfall.

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