ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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.

Room for renewables and nuclear in energy mix - researcher

2017-03-12 15:49

A researcher suggests renewables could not be a source of base load power in the future, despite their low cost. However, they still have a valuable role to play in SA's energy mix.

A province of vast opportunity

2017-03-12 06:02

The Northern Cape takes up nearly a third of South Africa’s land area.

Eskom to sign IPP agreements shortly - Joemat-Pettersson

2017-02-28 12:16

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the impasse between Eskom and IPPs has been removed, and agreements for renewable energy will be signed in the near future.

Eskom wants to renegotiate what it pays IPPs - SAREC

2017-02-17 16:44

It seems Eskom still wants to renegotiate prices for the purchase of renewable energy from Independent Power Producers, says the SA Renewable Energy Council.

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Solar company responds to Zuma's SONA pledge on renewable energy

Chairman of Solar Capital, Paschal Phelan, says the president's backing of the renewable energy programme will enable Independent Power Producers to reach their goal of providing 17 800 MW of renewable energy to SA by 2030. Watch.

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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.

Green too expensive for Eskom

2017-03-12 06:02

The troubled power utility can barely afford to comply with environmental compliance obligations, says public enterprises minister.

Eskom sets the record straight on renewable energy

2017-02-28 13:27

Renewable energy remains an important part of South Africa’s future diversified energy mix, says Eskom group executive for transmission Thava Govender.

Government plays dirty with renewables

2017-02-22 09:51

Research by the CSIR shows that renewable energy is a feasible option for SA, yet government’s proposed long-term energy strategy for the most part snubs renewables.

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Eskom are diluting low-cost energy with expensive mistakes - solar expert

In this second part of our interivew with Solar Capital chairman Paschal Phelan, he weighs in on some of the criticisms levelled against Eskom (in the wake of the Dentons report), as well as government's nuclear plans. Watch for more.

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Department sheds more light on renewable energy plans

2017-02-14 20:10

Renewable energy will be considered without constraints to test how readily it will be available as part of South Africa’s energy mix, says the Department of Energy.

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