The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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Turning waste into electricity can help municipal finances, the new Integrated Resource Plan says, while Cape Town and Johannesburg complain because they are not allowed to buy and make their own power.
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.
International and local efforts to restrict funding for the construction of new coal-fired power plants appear to be gaining momentum.
Minster of Energy Jeff Radebe has gazetted the long-awaited Integrated Resources Plan and the public have 60 days to comment.
Department of Energy deputy director general for policy, planning and clean energy, Ompi Aphane has been suspended, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has revealed.
This year could be a bumper one for South Africa’s renewable energy programme as prices could drop if the sector can sort out its problems with Eskom.
South Africa is currently adding electricity to the national grid, which is more than what is required, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.
South Africa has a new energy plan. Renewable energy in the form of wind, gas and solar feature high on its agenda. Hartmut Winkler unpacks the energy mix.
The updated Integrated Resource Plan pushes back the need for nuclear, but also limits wind power.
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe said the lack of stability in the office of the minister, director general and deputy director general was felt in the financial health of the department as well as its state of governance.
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 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.
The long-awaited Integrated Resource Plan will be gazetted on Monday, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has said, following a meeting with the National Economic Development and Labour Council.
The Department of Energy appears to be sneaking its New Energy Efficiency Strategy past the public, advocacy group Outa has said, calling for an extension on the process.
A report on SA's future energy plan explains that by removing policy adjustments and keeping the plan at a least cost level, the need for nuclear energy falls away.
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has indicated that the nuclear new build programme will start coming online by 2026 and that renewable energy cannot be unconstrained.
The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it, Stephen Labson asks..
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