Govt’s plan for coal power plants comes under fire

2018-10-16 15:29

The inclusion of new coal-fired power stations in the government’s future electricity mix came under fire from the public on Tuesday.

Tariff hikes on cards as Nersa gives Eskom 4 years to recover R32.69bn

2018-10-02 18:56

The National Energy Regulator has given Eskom four years to recover R32.69bn, as part of the 3rd Multi-Year Price Determination Regulatory Clearing Account.

Eskom probing arson as substation fire leaves 10 000 without power in the East Rand

2018-09-26 14:45

Eskom is investigating a case of arson following a fire at its Nguni substation, which supplies residents of Vosloorus, in the East Rand.

AT A GLANCE: The new energy plan in numbers

2018-09-09 16:00

Struggling to wrap your head around the new draft Integrated Resource Plan? Here are the key figures, deadlines and milestones you need to know.

Ramaphosa's bizarre power plan

2018-09-09 06:19

The list of deals punted by President Cyril Ramaphosa after his state visit to China includes a hugely improbable plan to build another new 4 600 MW coal power station in Limpopo.

SA energy will still be two-thirds coal in 2030, Radebe tells MPs

2018-09-05 06:45

The department of energy has told MPs that the draft IRP's coal component is in line with the country's energy policy, although by 2030, it will cost the country R20bn more than outlined in the 2010 plan.

Gordhan: Eskom should be allowed to compete in the renewable space

2018-08-29 05:45

The draft Integrated Resources Plan is a "game changer" for South Africa’s electricity landscape and Eskom should get the chance to participate, says Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.

7 takeaways from SA's energy plan - the draft IRP 2018

2018-08-27 15:16

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has gazetted the Integrated Resources Plan for public comment. Here's what you need to know.

Business body calls for tabling of energy, resource plans

2018-08-26 17:59

Business looks forward to the tabling of the revised versions of the Integrated Energy Plan and the Integrated Resource Plan, says BUSA.

High risk of load shedding for Wednesday evening - Eskom

2018-08-22 15:21

The power utility says a number of power generating units are down for maintenance, and may not come online in time to meet evening demand.


Let’s get more job-intensive, less carbon-intensive

2018-10-02 20:15

Ahead of the Jobs Summit in Midrand this week, Louise Naudé of WWF South Africa says a just transition to a low-carbon economy must be factored into the equation.

Greenhouse gases from new coal power stations will add R28bn to emission reduction bill

2018-09-28 11:27

The proposed Thabametsi and Khanyisa coal-fired power stations would add R28bn to South Africa’s costs to fulfill the commitments under the Paris Agreement, says an environmental rights group.

The new coal power station in Limpopo will only be used by the Chinese – here’s why it’s an ‘irrational’ project

2018-09-11 18:35

The Chinese will build a massive new industrial plant near Musina.

Radebe: State had to subsidise September fuel price

2018-09-09 06:21

Government had little choice but to subsidise this month’s petrol price increase, a decision that preceded the announcement of South Africa slipping into a recession, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said this week.

A realistic look at energy's 'new dawn'

2018-09-07 06:15

There is plenty to do if the promise of IRP methodology – that consumers’ interests would come first – is to be realised, say Stephen Thomas & Angela Andrews.

Numsa signs Eskom wage deal after months of talks

2018-08-30 08:10

The three-year agreement includes a 7.5% increase for year one, and a 7% increase for years two and three.

A scientist who studies ageing reveals how restricting food might offer protection against age-related diseases

2018-08-27 15:27

Instead of survival of the fittest, evolution might actually be about survival of the laziest.

No additional nuclear in SA's electricity plan, government punts renewable energy

2018-08-27 10:08

Minster of Energy Jeff Radebe has gazetted the long-awaited Integrated Resources Plan and the public have 60 days to comment.

Ramaphosa: I have nothing to do with any Independent Power Producers

2018-08-22 20:30

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he is not benefiting his brother-in-law Patrice Motsepe or any other person with business interests in Independent Power Producers.


2018-08-21 11:10

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