Head in the sand: Eskom fails in a land of cheap energy

2017-08-14 08:42

Renewables pose a threat to coal and nuclear, because wind and solar are undeniably cheaper forms of energy, argues Dom Wills.

SA needs to ditch 'baseloadism' for flexible power generation

2017-08-02 15:51

With the massive reduction in the price of renewable energy over the last five years, a new approach to power generation beyond “baseloadism” is emerging, says Chris Yelland.

Beyond patronage politics: Where is SA going with Eskom?

2017-06-29 12:59

Eskom constantly being in the news for all the wrong reasons is masking a more structural problem - the financial sustainability as a vertically integrated public utility, says an energy expert.

Will new board lead Eskom to greener pastures?

2017-06-23 19:29

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown's appointment of two “green” board members shows that she is ready for the state utility to take a second look at renewable power.

Students certified at SA Renewable Energy Technology Centre

2017-06-19 18:38

Fifteen students trained and certified in the internationally recognised Wind Turbine Service Technician programme have graduated.

Wasted green power tests China's energy leadership

2017-06-05 22:45

China's scramble to curb pollution has made it the world leader in renewable energy development, yet increasing amounts of that green power have gone unused.

Kubayi: Eskom concerns about IPP can't be ignored

2017-05-20 09:00

The energy minister says her department is balancing between signing agreements with independent power producers and addressing Eskom’s affordability concerns.

New nuclear agreements to be signed in June

2017-05-14 13:38

South Africa will sign standardised agreements with the US, China, South Korea, France and Russia, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.

Action plan in motion for govt's costly nuclear programme

2017-05-11 06:01

The government will by the end of the week decide on the process forward, following the nuclear court judgment, says Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi.

Iceland drills 4.7km down into volcano to tap clean energy

2017-05-05 15:39

It's named after a Nordic god and drills deep into the heart of a volcano: "Thor" is a rig that symbolises Iceland's leading-edge efforts to produce powerful clean energy.


No end in sight as Eskom stand-off on renewables continues

2017-08-11 06:00

Adding Treasury to the task team probing Eskom’s impasse over signing new power purchase agreements will delay matters still further, with no end in sight, writes Chris Yelland.

Renewables top nuclear in US power mix for first time since 1984

2017-07-07 11:45

For the first time in more than 30 years, America’s nuclear plants have fallen behind renewable energy suppliers as a source of electricity.

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in SA

2017-06-27 07:38

Eskom's stand threatens the viability of the entire renewable energy sector in SA, something which plays into the hands of those pro coal and nuclear, writes Professor Hartmut Winkler.

Dilly-dallying endangering SA's renewable programme

2017-06-20 20:20

South Africa’s successful renewable energy programme is in peril, after a task team placed it in limbo over the possible signing of new contracts.

Eskom’s 20% uses ‘impossible’ assumptions

2017-06-11 06:00

Eskom’s plans to ask for a 20% tariff increase for next year assumes higher economic growth than just about anyone expects – and assumes a physically impossible doubling of sales by renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs)

Green power on collision course with CSIR

2017-05-28 06:00

Organisations campaigning against the continuous use of coal-powered energy are on a collision course with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research over its latest study.

New nuclear is not a viable option for SA - Siemens CEO

2017-05-17 21:37

Renewable energy, coal and the addition of gas-to-power is all SA needs to ensure an affordable and sufficient power generation mix, according to the Siemens CEO.

Energy regulator set to probe Eskom's alleged breach

2017-05-11 12:41

A Nersa sub-committee has confirmed it has recommended that the regulator should investigate whether Eskom is in breach of the Electricity Regulation Act.

Clean energy player on track to raise $250m in fund

2017-05-05 16:04

Clean energy and resource efficiency specialised fund manager Inspired Evolution has successfully exited a number of its renewable energy investments.

Renewables vs nuclear: Ruling calls for greater scrutiny

2017-05-04 05:00

It is imperative to scrutinise proposals for massive wind farms and renewables which have huge costs and could permanently damage and scar the environment, says Rob Jeffrey.

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