Chris Yelland: Study dispels myth on limits to green energy in SA

2017-09-19 07:48

An engineering study has dispelled the myths on the limits and costs of accommodating significant levels of renewable energy in the SA power grid, explains Chris Yelland.

IPP's scrutinising Kubayi's 77c deal

2017-09-14 11:16

Bidders in South Africa’s renewable energy programme are currently scrutinising their bids to see whether their projects would still be viable at 77c/kilowatt-hour.

Fight or flight as Eskom 'squashes' renewable IPP programme

2017-09-10 06:00

The nascent private power industry and its substantial financial backers are reeling from Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi’s recent apparent hit-and-run attack on them.

Renewable producers will sign, despite renegotiations - Kubayi

2017-09-01 21:00

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi believed that despite capping renewable tariffs at 77 cents per KWh, renewable producers should not have difficulty signing on the dotted line.

Kubayi: Eskom must sign IPP agreements by end of October

2017-09-01 13:03

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has announced that Eskom must sign the IPP power purchase agreements by the end of October.

Growing a green economy, one outcome at a time

2017-08-31 06:01

With support, a little ingenuity and a thriving green economy we may offer solutions to some of SA’s major socioeconomic and environmental challenges, says François Bonnici.

Wind sector welcomes clarity on Eskom IPP signing date

2017-08-23 15:17

The South African Wind Energy Association has welcomed Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi’s announcement regarding progress in unlocking Eskom’s delayed signing of power purchase agreements.

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.


Kubayi: I’ll go to court if IPP renegotiations fail

2017-09-17 06:00

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says she will go to court to challenge independent power producers that do not drop their previously agreed tariffs.

Offshore wind costs fall below new nuclear plants in UK

2017-09-11 14:50

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid.

Eskom: We will sign renewable deal

2017-09-08 07:50

Eskom will comply with the decision by Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi that it must sign power purchase agreements with renewable independent power producers by the end of October.

Kubayi's Eskom decision provides much-needed policy certainty - IPPs

2017-09-01 16:58

Renewable energy producers say Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's decision that Eskom must sign power purchase agreements with them has provided leadership on policy certainty.

Finally, IPPs look set to get Eskom sign-up deal

2017-08-31 14:48

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubay says there will soon be clarity on the date for the conclusion of duly procured outstanding agreements with independent power producers.

Jaguar Land Rover makes push for electric cars in SA

2017-08-25 13:09

An electric Land Rover will be available from 2020, as Jaguar Land Rover advances its expansion into the electric vehicle market.

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.

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