ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

No need for Treasury to finance nuclear - Molefe

2016-09-21 14:43

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe says there are enough financiers who would be able to carry the risk of SA's nuclear build plan and that the burden won't have to fall on the fiscus.

Rob Jeffery: Reindustrialise SA – critical for economic growth, jobs

2016-09-16 11:33

Reindustrialisation, electricity and employment are the keys to growth but all parties must recognise their obligations and work towards a common goal, says an economist.

When will Eskom see the light? Environmental groups beg Govt to shake-up utility

2016-09-08 06:56

In an open letter to ministers, 30 environmental groups urge political leaders to get Eskom to honour its legal obligations to secure clean energy.

Eskom backtracks, wants review of green energy project

2016-08-29 09:54

While Eskom says it remains committed to sign all of the remaining renewable energy IPPs under the current bid window, it has reportedly backtracked on this pledge.

Rob Jeffrey: Renewables not SA’s panacea – time to put country first

2016-08-12 19:43

It is time for SA to break away from the vested idealistic or financial interest driving large renewable expansion schemes, says Econometrix MD Rob Jeffrey.

China's $15bn energy ambitions crushed in 2 weeks

2016-08-11 15:01

China’s infrastructure investors have had a tough two weeks, with plugs being pulled on at least $15bn of potential deals in nuclear power and electricity distribution.

Nuclear power gets another smack – massive project delayed at the final hurdle

2016-08-02 09:33

Opponents of Jacob Zuma's nuclear energy obsession have a fresh ally, as new UK Prime Minister Theresa May called a stop to a proposed £18bn nuclear plant.

Eskom postpones IPP signing with Redstone

2016-07-28 19:01

Eskom has postponed the signing of a 20-year power purchase agreement with power plant Redstone Solar Thermal Power.

De Lille: Let Cape Town buy Eskom's unwanted IPP energy

2016-07-26 06:34

The City of Cape Town wants to procure renewable energy from Independent Power Producers in the light of Eskom’s decision not to do so.

The roles of private sector and Eskom in renewable energy

2016-07-21 08:16

Private sector developers and operators bring greater speed of internal investment decision-making, development and deployment, says SA Renewable Energy Council.

 

Moody's puts spotlight on IPP investment potential

2016-09-20 18:57

Rating agency Moody's has indicated that loan guarantees to independent power producers could attract private investors and shift the energy mix to renewables.

Clarity on policy will deliver more success for energy procurement

2016-09-09 14:34

SPONSORED: Given the lead time for rolling out new sources of energy generation (at least 10 years for nuclear) it is critical that the IRP 2010 is updated soon.

Eskom's IPP snub shows need for sector shake-up

2016-08-30 07:00

Eskom’s possible anti-competitive stance towards IPPs highlights the need to restructure the power sector so Eskom is not both player and referee, says an energy expert.

The R12bn Kathu solar project: Good-bye diesel. Hello molten salt.

2016-08-17 11:34

Rand Merchant Bank has closed a R12bn transaction to jump-start the 100MW Kathu Solar Park, which will produce enough power to keep the lights on in 50 000 households.

Renewable energy plans: Who’s in control? Eskom or govt?

2016-08-12 09:32

With Eskom seemingly doing all it can to push back on renewable energy and as lucrative nuclear deals beckon, it’s hard not to be cynical about the utility's plans, says an analyst.

Eskom’s renewable argument fatally flawed

2016-08-08 08:56

SPONSORED: Eskom's decision to not sign any further Power Purchase Agreements flies directly against the Department of Energy’s public commitment to expand and accelerate.

Eskom review endangers biggest Africa renewable power plan

2016-07-28 19:53

Eskom is questioning the role of renewable energy, jeopardising a programme touted as one of the most attractive for wind and solar power producers in the world.

A battle of ideas over SA energy plans sparks fierce debate

2016-07-27 07:02

The future of SA's energy sector has sparked a battle of ideas over big infrastructure projects versus nimble power producers, writes Fin24’s Matthew le Cordeur.

Eskom's IPP move places SA on nuclear watch

2016-07-21 08:47

If Eskom prevents any new power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers, then all eyes will focus on the nuclear deal.

Solar power stored as Kenyan wildlife conservancy goes off-grid – 95% diesel cuts

2016-07-15 20:15

SA firm SolarAfrica has funded, designed and installed a microgrid in Kenya, making it solar with a battery solution for cloudy days and a whopping cut in diesel usage.

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