Energy minister suspends head of planning and clean energy Ompi Aphane

2017-08-05 11:59

Department of Energy deputy director general for policy, planning and clean energy, Ompi Aphane has been suspended, Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has revealed.

A bumper year for renewable energy

2017-01-15 06:37

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.

SA adding 'too much' electricity to the grid - Brown

2016-11-30 20:12

South Africa is currently adding electricity to the national grid, which is more than what is required, says Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown.

Why new energy plan has sparked strong emotions

2016-11-29 07:43

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.

Is the energy plan rigged?

2016-11-27 07:09

The updated Integrated Resource Plan pushes back the need for nuclear, but also limits wind power.

Confusion over request for proposals on nuclear

2016-09-28 10:08

Confusion reigned at a media briefing over whether government's request for proposals for nuclear energy would go ahead in the absence of an updated energy resource plan.


DoE appears to be sneaking key energy policy past public – Outa

2017-01-19 07:41

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.

Energy minister’s advisers reveal why nuclear should be dumped

2016-12-07 14:53

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 supports nuclear coming online in 2026

2016-11-30 19:18

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.

Will SA's new energy plan break the bank?

2016-11-28 07:43

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..

Cabinet to finally review SA energy plan this week

2016-10-11 07:30

SA's long awaited Integrated Energy and Integrated Resource Plan which considers energy demand under different scenarios will be presented to Cabinet this week.

Govt spends millions on nuclear advice – minister

2016-09-23 18:27

The department of energy has so far paid two companies for the provision of advisory services for South Africa's nuclear build programme.

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