ARTICLES RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

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.

'Mahlobo in oil talks with Senegal's Sall, not Russia's Putin over nuclear'

2017-10-24 16:57

Energy Minister David Mahlobo was part of President Jacob Zuma’s delegation that met the Senegalese government and was not meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, his deputy has said.

Nuclear: 'Mahlobo may be the bulldozer Zuma needs'

2017-10-18 07:44

The most crucial Cabinet move is David Mahlobo’s appointment to the energy ministry, according to Anne Fruhauf, vice-president at New York-based risk adviser Teneo Intelligence.

Fuel price hike: SA motorists to fork out more for fuel in October

2017-10-02 13:36

Motorists will have to fork out more for both petrol and diesel as the the Department of Energy reports increase in the SA fuel price. Further fuel prices increases are expected.

 

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.

New Energy Minister Mahlobo's first words on his nuclear vision for SA

2017-10-19 10:40

Incoming Energy Minister David Mahlobo has highlighted his vision for SA's nuclear energy future, following the approval for Eskom to develop 4GW of new power stations near Koeberg.

Kubayi hails gas as SA and globe's energy future

2017-10-11 06:30

Government is going to remove all obstacles to speed up the development of a gas industry in South Africa, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.

FRA fights for margins

2017-10-01 06:00

Fuel retailers are taking legal action against the energy ministry in a bid to extend retailers’ profits.

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