ARTICLES RELATING TO ENERGY

We tried the new coffee-flavoured Coke, which is now on sale in South Africa. It surprised us

2019-08-15 17:29

The new cola contains Brazilian coffee powder with 34mg caffeine in the 200ml can.

We tried new Coca-Cola Energy – which just landed in South Africa – and it has the same kick as Red Bull for less money

2019-07-30 12:54

Be warned, though, it tastes like a watered-down version of Iron Brew.

Public Protector allegedly probing Eskom energy deals

2019-07-28 16:45

The Public Protector is investigating Eskom's deals with 27 independent power producers, Independent Online reports, citing a leaked document.

Know your electricity costs and save money

2019-07-17 11:31

Understanding how electricity tariffs work is the first step towards taking charge of your spending, says Citiq Prepaid managing director Michael Franze.

Mantashe: SA will get nuclear at a cost it can afford

2019-07-11 22:05

South Africa will get nuclear energy at a cost the country can afford, says Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe.

SA's energy blueprint in limbo as key stakeholders deadlock

2019-06-28 13:03

SA’s draft integrated resource plan has been “stuck” for months because of deep differences that experts say are preventing parties from reaching agreement.

Oil is surging after a suspected torpedo attack on 2 tankers in the Gulf of Oman

2019-06-13 13:35

Oil prices jumped at least 3% as traders feared Middle-Eastern tensions could reduce crude supplies.

5 tips for Eskom to fix its debt problem, from Greenpeace

2019-06-11 15:20

Decommissioning coal-fired power plants is among the recommendations from non-governmental environmental organisation Greenpeace Africa to Eskom to help turnaround the debt-ridden power utlity.

Fears Mantashe may bury pro-renewable IRP draft as energy portfolio 'disrupted' again

2019-05-30 15:03

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday evening at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that Gwede Mantashe would serve as minister of a merged department between mineral resources and energy.

More South Africans have access to electricity, but they're less happy about it

2019-05-28 21:53

The percentage of households connected to the country's main electricity supply increased to 84.7% in 2018, according to the General Household Survey - but some are still obliged to use diverse energy sources due to cost and access.

 

'I stopped load shedding in SA and I will do so in Zimbabwe' - Eskom's ex-acting CEO Koko

2019-07-30 13:09

The former Eskom acting chief executive says he will stop load shedding in Zimbabwe in the next 12 months, even though his solar company's planned plant is only capable of producing a projected 100 MW against Zim's 900 MW shortfall.

The rough South African seas could provide enough electricity for a city, a new study finds

2019-07-29 10:58

The optimal place for the turbines would be about 100km north-east of East London.

New York signs America’s biggest-ever purchase of offshore wind

2019-07-19 21:24

New York has signed the biggest-ever deals for offshore wind power in US history, a key part of the state’s plan to get all of its power from emissions-free sources by 2040.

Mantashe on energy plan: My department is no lobby group

2019-07-16 15:42

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.

Zimbabwe requires at least US$14m per month to meet power deficit - CEO

2019-07-08 20:37

Zimbabwe requires at least US$14m a month to meet its 600MW power deficit, says the acting CEO of the country's power utility.

What an old Swedish warship can teach SA about Medupi and Kusile

2019-06-14 21:00

Spoiler: it sank, writes Marelise van der Merwe.

ANALYSIS: 'Baptism of fire' for environment minister as govt taken to court over air quality

2019-06-13 06:00

Environmental activists acknowledge that their court action is a "baptism of fire" for the new minister, who is just two weeks into her job.

Mantashe's new Energy To Do List

2019-05-31 11:54

Gwede Mantashe takes on responsibilities which fell on former minister of energy Jeff Radebe in the previous Cabinet.

Shell plans SA oil expansion with second deal

2019-05-29 19:01

Shell is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects.

Fuel in Zimbabwe will now cost over R20 a litre

2019-05-21 11:53

Zimbabwe has announced a massive fuel price hike after the country's central bank said it would no longer provide fuel dealers with funding for petrol and diesel.

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