GE launches energy efficiency subsidiary

2015-10-07 20:30

General Electric has reshuffled several energy management and research operations into a new subsidiary called "Current" aimed at new energy technologies.

Can renewable energy help the state save face?

2015-10-07 07:35

Will SA's new energy plan spur government to rethink its nuclear new build project or ditch it altogether in favour of renewable energy, asks Solly Moeng.

St Helena goes solar

2015-10-06 15:58

The island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean is now able to supply more than a third of its energy needs from renewable sources.

Renewables attract R192.6bn of investment for SA

2015-10-06 13:47

The renewables sector has attracted R192.6bn in investment, of which 28% is much-needed foreign investment, shows a report by the Department of Energy.

Stay clear of nuclear, Germany warns SA

2015-10-05 20:13

Germany, which has recently snubbed nuclear energy to focus on growing the renewable energy industry, is looking for partners to bring rapid change to the sector.

Africa can spark on renewable energy - report

2015-10-05 15:07

Africa could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report.

Major boost for solar energy

2015-10-05 12:29

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has announced a new power procurement project in the Northern Cape to deliver 1 500 MW of solar energy.

V&A Waterfront starts solar project

2015-09-29 18:51

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is installing more than 7 500m² of solar panels on eight rooftops of key buildings as it expands its emphasis on going green.

SA pledges to peak its greenhouse gases by 2025

2015-09-28 07:27

SA says it will need funding of R41.7bn a year for 10 years to invest in renewable electricity and R4.85trn for 40 years to totally decarbonise its power industry.

US bank to invest R5.4bn in SA solar plant

2015-09-21 21:15

Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the US government’s development bank, will invest up to R5.4bn in a solar thermal plant in South Africa.


How Gold Reef City could end load shedding

2015-10-07 10:44

The abandoned Gold Reef City mine is 2.5km deep, with 100 metres of water at the bottom, which could be used as a pumped-storage hydropower facility, says an expert.

Big firms may muscle in on small producer plan, warns IPP

2015-10-06 19:03

The darling of SA’s renewable energy programme says government must be careful not to allow big multinationals to abuse the new small projects programme.

Bold declaration for renewables in Africa

2015-10-06 15:10

By 2030 half of all electricity in eastern and southern Africa could come from clean, indigenous, cost-effective renewable energy, according to a draft declaration.

100% renewable energy access for all by 2050 - Greenpeace

2015-10-06 07:24

Political will is needed to bring about a green and inclusive economy, says Greenpeace, which is launching a report to plot the way towards a new world.

SADC becoming key player in renewable energy

2015-10-05 17:14

The Southern African Development Community will increase its electricity generation investment to between R1.5trn and R3trn between 2012 and 2027, a report shows.

SA's renewable energy success in 8 slides

2015-10-05 13:16

The Independent Power Producer office has procured 6 327 MW of renewable energy since 2010 and has plans to expand into Africa.

Wind farms seek better, cheaper storage

2015-10-02 14:27

Wind farm operators believe that in time new storage measures and lower costs will change the electricity supply game radically.

Danish crown prince, trade delegation to visit SA

2015-09-29 17:07

A large Danish trade mission visiting South Africa in November will aim to further expand the historic and strategic cooperation between the two countries.

WATCH: Why SA does not need nuclear energy

2015-09-23 16:39

SA's renewable energy programme will deliver enough electricity on time and on budget without the risk of nuclear accidents, says a protesting environmentalist.

The new power generators

2015-09-20 20:00

SA’s green economy has given birth to black energy tycoons who see a sustainable future ahead.

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