The battle to remove Gordhan and ultimately President Cyril Ramaphosa from office is in full swing, writes Adriaan Basson.
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Government has no plans to scrap costly contracts with renewable energy independent power producers, but is trying to renegotiate the contracts down, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
A cost cutting and revenue generation plan as part of the South African Bureau of Standards turnaround plan is expected to be ready by January 21, 2020, members of Parliament heard.
The apartheid government founded Sasol in the 1950s as a means to use the country’s large coal reserves as a source of fuel using technology developed by scientists in Nazi Germany.
The 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg has set a new global standard in how environmental policy is measured. With energy being an essential part of shaping sustainability, how does Energy and Mineral Resources minister Gwede Mantashe’s blueprint released on Friday measure up?
Energy expert Ted Blom says Eskom has four quick wins that can save South Africa from further load shedding.
The world’s biggest offshore wind park will probably in the next decade generate power more cheaply than by burning coal.
South Africa’s thermal-coal exports are expected to drop as its main export hub faces growing competition and new cheaper energies proliferate, according to a US research group.
The mining group, poised to become SA’s second-biggest coal producer, may take funding from equipment suppliers and hold off on a listing as the fuel is being shunned by financiers because of its environmental impact.
The area around coal-fired plants owned by South Africa's state power utility Eskom ranks as the world's second-largest hotspot of sulphur dioxide emissions, according to Greenpeace.
Energy experts say the axing of the head of the Independent Power Producer’s office Karen Breytenbach will be a major setback to South Africa’s renewable energy programme that will send the wrong signals to potential investors.
South Africa's energy sector is the most coal-dependent of all G20 countries, a new report has found.
Electricity generated from coal-fired plants is set to fall by a record 3% this year, raising chances for slowing global carbon dioxide emissions growth, according to a report released by Carbon Brief.
Barbara Creecy, minister of forestry, fisheries and environmental affairs, has dealt a major blow to mining groups Anglo Operations and Canyon Coal.
Mineral resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has said over the next decade the country will rely on coal, hydro, gas and renewable energy.
Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe said a golden opportunity lay ahead for wind energy investors to exploit, as off-grind energy solutions would boost the country’s energy consumption without burdening the national energy grid.
South Africa’s coal mining industry appears to be on the brink of permanent decline as the country’s main export markets prepare to reduce reliance on imports and global divestment from fossil fuels increases at an exponential rate.
Seriti Resources, poised to become Africa’s second biggest coal producer, is betting that South Africa will rely on coal for decades even as the country biggest implements carbon taxes and is under pressure to improve air quality.
Measuring the cost of pollution is hard, as the effect is not limited to one territory or even country. However, perhaps most alarming is the hidden health costs for future generations, as evidence in recent research.
No mining will take place in Mabola Protected Environment for now.
Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe told Parliament that the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy was still on course to conclude the Integrated Resource Plan by September.
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