ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

Solar industry welcomes IRP, but urges DMR to get details right

2019-10-20 11:59

The SA Photovoltaic Industry Association welcomes the SA government's Integrated Resource Plan, but pointed out that policy document's details needed to be sharpened.

Cabinet approves long-awaited energy plan

2019-10-17 12:19

Cabinet has approved the Integrated Resources Plan for 2019. It is to be gazetted soon.

'There has never been a better time': Ramaphosa's 7-point sell to investors

2019-10-15 05:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a mission to encourage more investment in SA as a means to boost economic growth.

Zimbabwe quadruples electricity prices amid daily blackouts

2019-10-09 20:38

The country is experiencing its worst economic crisis in a decade, recalling days of hyperinflation under Robert Mugabe.

Eskom's $4bn coal bill headache largely of its own making

2019-10-07 22:06

South Africa wants coal producers to help debt-stricken Eskom tackle its skyrocketing costs of fuel - a problem that's largely of its own making.

Solving SA's energy crisis may mean lower renewable cost

2019-09-30 14:48

The utility’s primary energy costs increased by 17%, due to higher coal charges and increased production from independent power producers in its most recent financial year.

South Africa calls for dialogue after attack on Saudi oil facilities

2019-09-19 09:23

The escalation of conflict in the Middle East has prompted the South African government to call for dialogue to avoid rising tensions as the rand slides.

Drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

2019-09-14 13:01

Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities early Saturday, the interior ministry said, in the latest assault on the state-owned energy giant as it prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing.

Climate change behind Zim's power problems – Energy Minister

2019-09-07 07:00

Zimbabwe Energy Minister Fortune Chasi says the country is looking to incorporate alternative energy sources for its Integrated Resources Plan, amid climate change challenges impacting its hydropower plant.

Trump says he won't risk US energy wealth for windmill 'dreams'

2019-08-26 21:27

United States president Donald Trump made the comments when asked about climate change at the end of a summit of Group of Seven leaders in Biarritz, France, and as fires devastating the Amazon rainforest are drawing renewed attention to the issue.

 

Govt's 2030 vision for energy irrelevant if Eskom fails - Cosatu

2019-10-19 08:00

Labour federation Cosatu is relieved the IRP2019 has been finalised so that government and stakeholders can work on fixing the elephant in the room – Eskom.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-10-16 08:30

The price of electricity keeps going up in South Africa, and the price of home solar installations keep going down. If you can't deal with load shedding anymore, here's the kind of money you'll need to opt out of Eskom.

Mantashe confident South Africa will have a new energy plan by next week

2019-10-10 10:35

At Thursday’s Oil and Power Conference, Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe said he briefed the Cabinet Committee on the latest version of the document.

Mantashe: I'm no coal fundamentalist

2019-10-08 15:46

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.

Another fuel and energy price hike - no end in sight for weary Zim consumers

2019-10-06 12:02

According to a notice published by energy regulator Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) on Saturday, prices for diesel and petrol are up by 26% and 27% to $15.64 and $14.97, respectively.

Despite Saudi turmoil, new oil shock unlikely

2019-09-22 17:15

The past week's sudden surge in oil prices brought to mind the nightmare of shortages, but it's not too likely motorists will be queueing to fill up around the world, analysts say.

Explainer: How Nigeria got hit with a $9.6bn judgment debt in London

2019-09-15 13:13

Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a $9.6bn judgment debt against the West African nation.

Global disinvestment from fossil fuels tops $11trn

2019-09-11 06:00

Global disinvestment from fossil fuels has crossed the $11trn mark – a massive leap from committed disinvestment of just $52m in 2014.

Renewable energy surges as power emissions keep rising: UN

2019-09-05 21:05

Energy from increasingly-competitive renewable sources such as wind and solar has quadrupled globally in just a decade, the UN says, but insatiable demand saw power sector emissions rise 10%.

Mozambique, Russia sign energy, security deals

2019-08-22 20:00

Mozambique's President Filipe Nyusi signed energy and security agreements with Russian's Vladimir Putin in the first visit by a leader from the southern African state in two decades.

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