Google hits renewable energy goal

2016-12-06 21:16

Google is crossing a milestone in its quest to reduce pollution caused by its digital services that devour massive amounts of electricity.

Energy minister supports nuclear coming online in 2026

2016-11-30 19:18

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has indicated that the nuclear new build programme will start coming online by 2026 and that renewable energy cannot be unconstrained.

Will SA's new energy plan break the bank?

2016-11-28 07:43

The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it, Stephen Labson asks..

Expert reveals why energy plan should have no nuclear

2016-11-23 07:50

If no annual new-build limits were imposed on wind and solar, there would be no nuclear and no new coal, explains CSIR energy chief Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz.

Massive setback for Rosatom as Vietnam scraps nuclear deal

2016-11-20 13:44

Vietnam is scrapping plans to build two nuclear power plants over soaring costs and safety concerns, state media has reported.

Climate Change vs Employment

2016-11-17 15:08

A hungry person does not care about the environment and so all the talk of climate change and or global warming will come to naught if the employment factor is not fixed.

IPPs raise red flag over Eskom agenda after state capture report

2016-11-11 13:34

Eskom’s alleged efforts to ensure Tegeta was able to buy Optimum took place at the same time the utility criticised renewables as being too expensive, says an energy body.

Irish firm to build Vietnam wind farms

2016-11-08 15:47

An Irish energy firm has signed a $2.2 billion deal to build and operate three wind farms in Vietnam, as the coal-hungry communist nation turns to renewable sources to combat climate change.

Call for SA to halt energy decisions

2016-11-04 16:28

Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson must halt all future new energy requirement decisions, says the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse.

Proof that solar, wind, gas - not nuclear - is best for SA

2016-11-03 15:30

The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.


SA adding 'too much' electricity to the grid - Brown

2016-11-30 20:12

South Africa is currently adding electricity to the national grid, which is more than what is required, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Why new energy plan has sparked strong emotions

2016-11-29 07:43

South Africa has a new energy plan. Renewable energy in the form of wind, gas and solar feature high on its agenda. Hartmut Winkler unpacks the energy mix.

OPINION: Nuclear will bring energy, water security to SA

2016-11-28 06:57

SA nuclear academic Dr Anthonie Cilliers explains why he believes nuclear is far better than renewable energy and how it can help produce desalinated water from sea water.

Energy battle set as nuclear delay on cards - as it happened

2016-11-22 09:02

Eskom's Matshela Koko has pleaded with South Africans to take the politics out of nuclear and just consider it on its merit.

Cape Town school runs on solar energy, feeds into grid

2016-11-17 19:20

The German International School Cape Town in Tamboerskloof has fully embraced a green future by installing a 150kWp solar electricity system.

WANTED: A renewable energy friendly Eskom CEO – Sarec

2016-11-15 10:28

The SA Renewable Energy Council wants to see a “shift of attitude” from Eskom as it seeks a new chief executive following Brian Molefe’s resignation.

Why more nuclear power is a bad idea

2016-11-10 11:38

While SA is to embark on a controversial nuclear build programme costing billions, the rest of the world is moving away from nuclear energy, favouring renewable sources of power instead.

Presidency distances itself from PPA reports

2016-11-07 19:18

The Presidency has rejected reports that President Jacob Zuma has tasked two ministers to convince Eskom CEO Brian Molefe to sign off on the power purchase agreements with Independent Power Producers.

Molefe softens stance after snubbing R58bn worth of IPPs

2016-11-04 06:00

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s move to “go slow” in signing power purchase agreements is a step in the right direction, says President Jacob Zuma’s energy advisor.

Eskom misleading SA on power costs, nuclear not needed - Eberhard

2016-11-03 08:59

Eskom is misleading SA by saying renewable energy is more expensive than nuclear energy and adds to the argument that the entity should be broken up, says an energy expert.

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