ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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