The case for (coal and nuclear) megaprojects

2018-12-31 06:00

Megaprojects - including major new coal and nuclear power stations - can give the economy a much-needed boost, says Rob Jeffrey.

It could take five years for Eskom’s power stations to be fully up and running again – here’s why

2018-12-20 12:41

An apparent insider at Eskom says things are bad when it comes to maintenance and breakdowns.

Adopt renewables with caution, says IPP head

2018-12-12 21:28

Head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producers Office Karen Breytenbach said the department was working on a transition to renewables that would best benefit the country.

Protestors slam new coal-fired power station at Energy Week

2018-12-11 21:09

Activists staged a protest outside the African Energy Week conference in Cape Town on Tuesday, calling on the Development Bank of South Africa to scrap plans to fund a new coal-fired power station.

SA needs policy certainty on energy mix to attract investment - Treasury official

2018-12-11 16:34

A lack of policy certainty on the country's energy mix will deter investment, says Treasury Deputy Director General Anthony Julies.

Don't hold SA's economy hostage to high-carbon companies

2018-12-03 20:35

The Finance Minister recently tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament. Louise Naudé of WWF unpacks the state of play.

UPDATE: Eskom said to base executive restructuring on consultant work

2018-11-18 16:53

Eskom is proposing executive job cuts and a reorganisation of management units in an effort to improve its financial position, according to a document seen by Bloomberg.

Mining bitcoin uses more energy than Denmark - study

2018-11-06 13:33

Extracting a dollar's worth of cryptocurrency such as bitcoin from the deep Web consumes three times more energy than digging up a dollar's worth of gold, researchers said.

DA to tackle Eskom's 'monopoly' via new bill

2018-10-29 14:08

The party says lack of competition in the energy sector is driving up electricity prices.

Energy, water are 'huge' opportunities, says Ramaphosa investment envoy

2018-10-19 07:45

Mining, energy, water, manufacturing and agri-processing are industries that present 'huge opportunities' for investors looking at South Africa, according to Jacko Maree.


How African cities can harness green energy to boost growth and jobs

2018-12-22 16:25

The fourth industrial revolution is here. Combining it with green technology is the way forward, says Camaren Peter.

Eskom gets R1.5bn French loan to help strengthen power grid

2018-12-13 15:47

Eskom and Agence Française de Développement have signed a R1.5bn loan agreement to support the electricity utility's investments in its power transmission grid.

So, what does industry really think of renewables?

2018-12-12 18:54

Business leaders said the Integrated Resource Plan provides a framework around which their can plan production and consumption of energy in a sustainable and cost effectively manner.

Load shedding is not a diversion, says Eskom

2018-12-11 16:59

Eskom says it is confident that it can address its current power generation challenges.

Radebe replaces nuclear corp board over 'defiance' and 'ineptitude'

2018-12-07 13:12

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says the board of the Southern African Nuclear Energy Corporation failed in its fiduciary duties.

Macron vows to stay course on climate after France protests

2018-11-27 22:13

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday tried to take the heat out of mass anti-government protests.

Radebe says energy sector can drive SA's transition to low carbon economy

2018-11-08 15:07

Between 2011 and 2015, South Africa’s renewable energy programme brought R193bn of investment into the country from 92 wind and solar projects, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

SA coal belt among world's pollution hotspots - Greenpeace

2018-10-29 19:28

Mpumalanga province has the most polluting cluster of coal-fired power stations in the world, producing record levels of nitrogen dioxide, according to a report by environmental campaign group Greenpeace.

Municipalities will suffer under 2018 IRP, Parliament hears

2018-10-26 21:33

Parliament heard the last batch of submission in the public hearings on the IRP on Friday. The IRP is a plan to operationalise of electricity in South Africa in the short to medium term.

Low-cost renewables could have been a game-changer, MPs hear

2018-10-18 16:08

Low-cost renewable energy offered Eskom a game-changing opportunity to help the cash-strapped utility save money, the Energy Portfolio Committee has heard.

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