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The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has been taking its time to approve the procurement of additional power, says an expert.
Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu told reporters that the biofuels regulatory framework was approved because Cabinet recognised biofuels internationally as an alternative to carbon intensive energy.
Government has included renewables in the country's energy mix as part of plans to mitigate the impact of climate change, says energy Minister Jeff Radebe.
Former Eskom CEO Brian Dames said he stepped down from the president's team of advisors on the power utility when a perceived conflict of interest arose and he wanted to maintain a high standard of ethics.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has told Parliament that government’s energy policy takes into account all of the country's energy sources, as well as the role of poverty and inequality.
South Africa cannot fight the move towards renewable power , energy expert Chris Yelland has said.
'It is not about whether nuclear is part of the energy mix, but rather how to implement it,' a top official from the department of energy has told Parliament.
Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has given Eskom the go-ahead to sign the outstanding power purchase agreements with independent power producers in SA's renewable energy programme.
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has confirmed that the Department of Energy and Nersa have been served with court papers by the City of Cape Town demanding the right of the city to purchase electricity from independent power producers.
The Central Energy Fund will undergo radical restructuring to be more transparent and accountable, says Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi.
Businesses that adopt power purchasing agreements sooner rather than later will be resilient enough to ride out the shocks that come with power cuts, says a consultant.
Greenpeace believes there should be no further investment in coal-fired power stations and that it 'makes no sense' for Eskom to complete the Kusile Power Station project.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has stressed that Eskom's financial woes are not due to the introduction of Independent Power Producers.
Head of the Department of Energy’s Independent Power Producers Office Karen Breytenbach said the department was working on a transition to renewables that would best benefit the country.
Investors want policy certainty about the integrated resource plan before they put their money behind gas projects, says an independent power producer.
Government has affirmed its commitment to renewable energy by announcing the signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy independent power producer projects.
Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown 's green light will finally allow South Africa's renewable energy programme to get going again, Sawea says.
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says she will go to court to challenge independent power producers that do not drop their previously agreed tariffs.
South Africa’s successful renewable energy programme is in peril, after a task team placed it in limbo over the possible signing of new contracts.
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