Nuclear is still there

2018-09-02 06:01

Although the new Integrated Resource Plan is seen as a big improvement, its pricing structure, especially concerning new coal stations, is seen as implausible.

MPs fume over energy department's 'boycott' of fuel price meeting

2018-08-14 11:52

Parliament’s portfolio committee on energy resolved to summon Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe to appear before it after no-one from his department showed up for a planned fuel price meeting.

This is how SA’s petrol prices doubled in 10 years – including a 165% increase in fuel tax

2018-07-03 11:11

The price of a litre of petrol in South Africa grew from R6.92 in July 2008 to R15.53 in July 2018.

Trump sanctions on Iran will hurt SA in fuel price - DoE

2018-05-10 13:19

The direct impact of the US sanctions on Iran would be felt on fuel prices, although South Africa does not import oil from the Middle East state, the department of energy said on Thursday.

Eskom looks for silver lining after Moody's downgrade

2018-03-29 10:10

The power utility says that while its recent credit rating downgrade is 'disappointing', ratings agency Moody's acknowledged that it had taken positive strides over the past two months.

Blocking IPP signing a 'delay tactic' nothing more - Yelland

2018-03-14 07:02

South Africa cannot fight the move towards renewable power , energy expert Chris Yelland has said.

Mahlobo and Eskom will face court action if they fail to keep nuclear pledge

2017-11-29 12:06

Energy Minister David Mahlobo and Eskom have made pledges to the Western Cape High Court that they will adhere to the court ruling regarding the nuclear procurement programme.

Eskom’s latest work on energy policy plan rejects nuclear

2017-11-24 07:08

The findings of the latest work on the draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity by Eskom for the Department of Energy are proving to be somewhat problematic for Energy Minister David Mahlobo.

Nuclear energy needs may be adjusted downwards - Mahlobo

2017-11-21 14:03

South Africa's nuclear needs may be lower than the initial 9.6GW mooted in the current Integrated Resource Plan, Energy Minister David Mahlobo has told Parliament.

Mahlobo instructs officials to fast-track SA's energy plan

2017-10-31 19:54

New Energy Minister David Mahlobo has instructed his Department to finalise SA's overarching energy plan with immediate effect, fueling fears that the move is a means to fast-track a nuclear deal.

 

Jeff Radebe presents fuel price options - and why most of them won't work

2018-08-21 14:55

Radebe conceded that fuel prices in South Africa were at an all-time high and government, labour, business and civil society were in unison on the negative impact.

Radebe: Eskom is not closing its own coal plants for IPPs

2018-07-04 16:06

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early to meet Independent Power Producers' offtake requirements.

PETROL SHOCKER: Inland price spurts over R16/litre

2018-07-01 11:46

Both grades of petrol, 93 and 95 (ULP & LRP), will again increase on Wednesday, taking the inland per litre pump price to over R16, the Department of Energy has announced.

Eskom rolls out plan to tackle bloated workforce

2018-04-03 07:10

After a decade of unprecedented growth in staff numbers, cash-strapped power utility Eskom is finally tackling the controversial issue of its headcount.

Moody's again downgrades Eskom citing lack of clear financial plans

2018-03-28 22:09

The power utility has had its credit rating again downgraded by Moody’s which cited a lack of clarity regarding plans to stabilise its finances.

DoE: There's no interdict, we chose to put IPP signing on hold

2018-03-13 14:17

The Department of Energy says it has 'voluntarily' decided to delay the signing of independent power producer agreements, following a last-minute court bid by two groups.

Mahlobo punts smaller power stations despite big nuclear plans

2017-11-28 17:24

Energy Minister David Mahlobo has punted smaller generation units built in a modular manner, despite the bid by himself and President Jacob Zuma to launch a massive nuclear new build programme.

Govt to look at Brics funding for local refinery - Mahlobo

2017-11-22 19:44

Government is considering calling on its Brics partners to help fund a refinery in South Africa, Energy Minister David Mahlobo has told Parliament.

We'll interdict any nuclear deal - DA

2017-11-05 13:05

The Democratic Alliance's Gordon Mackay says his party will not hesitate to interdict any moves from government to clinch a nuclear deal.

Petrol price rises amid weaker rand

2017-10-29 10:30

The price of both grades of petrol will increase slightly, but diesel consumers will however suffer a steeper hike as the weaker rand weighs.

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