ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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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IPPs get ready to sign after Zuma fuels Eskom action

2017-02-10 17:09

Eskom has set the ball rolling to sign 26 power purchase agreements that will mean independent power producers can start construction on wind and solar projects.

SONA: Zuma commits SA to renewable energy

2017-02-09 21:12

Renewable energy forms an important part of the South Africa's energy mix, says President Jacob Zuma in his State of the Nation Address.

5 obstacles women face in energy procurement

2017-02-01 05:31

These are the five challenges women owned enterprises face in the energy procurement process.

Over 70% of Africa's energy to come from renewables

2017-01-31 13:42

The bulk of Africa’s energy capacity will be renewables, research by McKinsey & Co shows.

 

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.

Zuma's backing for renewable energy wins praise

2017-02-09 22:27

President Jacob Zuma's announcement that Eskom will sign the outstanding REIPPP sends a strong message to investors, says the SA Photovoltaic Industry Association.

Winning Women: Pushing the power of green

2017-02-05 06:01

Renewable energy is the wind beneath the wings of passionate and determined Linda Mabhena-Olagunju, whose vision is to power Africa.

IDC to look for opportunities beyond renewables

2017-01-31 18:16

While Eskom’s battle with proponents of renewable energy continues, stakeholder the Industrial Development Corporation will be looking at other opportunities in the energy sector.

Are anti-nuclear activists blinded by Zupta fear? Why SA needs nuclear power – economist

2017-01-26 15:30

SA faces a dark future if it increases renewables and cuts coal and nuclear, says an independent analyst. He sets out the pros and cons of the various energy options.

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