ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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.

SA pays high price as state dithers over renewables

2017-05-03 05:00

Renewable energy industrialists feel saddened by the wasted opportunities caused by government inaction, says Solly Moeng.

China quota threat charges up electric car market

2017-04-23 14:04

China's electric-car market is already the world's biggest, but a government proposal to introduce "new energy" vehicle quotas for automakers is further charging it up.

For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source

2017-04-12 14:13

Power comes in many forms, but Palestinian Kamal al-Jebrini's family have looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung.

New twist in IPP battle as Eskom may close stations early

2017-04-09 07:22

Eskom has been vague about five power stations that will have to close early due to the expected inclusion of more renewable energy producers.

Eskom clash with renewable sector worrying - analyst

2017-04-04 17:10

The standoff between Eskom and the renewable energy sector has crippled the momentum of the sector and investment in South Africa, says an analyst.

Japan scientist eyes energy burst from 'typhoon turbine'

2017-03-29 22:32

Most people look for a place to hide when a typhoon is on the horizon, but Atsushi Shimizu hopes the fury of nature may one day help Japan tackle its energy woes.

 

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.

Economist calls for debate on SA's entire energy plan

2017-04-28 20:24

South Africa’s entire energy programme, including renewables – not only the procurement of nuclear power – needs to be reconsidered and publicly debated, says an economist.

Gigaba: Govt committed to renewable power despite Eskom's cost claims

2017-04-19 18:45

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says government is still committed to renewable energy, despite claims by Eskom that it is costly.

SA’s IPP programme: A badge of excellence

2017-04-09 17:21

Brenda Martin reflects on South Africa’s Independent Power Producer Procurement programme.

Investment in renewable energy dips globally

2017-04-06 18:28

A UN-backed report says global investments in renewable energy fell by almost a quarter last year amid a drop in prices and lower spending in some markets.

Blaming SA coal cuts on green power is 'misdirected'

2017-04-03 13:01

Blaming the early closure of some South African coal-fired electricity plants and subsequent job cuts on renewables is 'misdirected', says a former NPC member.

It’s time for Eskom to show leadership when it comes to renewable energy

2017-03-24 09:37

Eskom’s ongoing scapegoating of renewable energy for its financial woes shows a lack of vision, particularly in the light of the urgent need to develop new jobs beyond the coal industry.

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