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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The utility’s primary energy costs increased by 17%, due to higher coal charges and increased production from independent power producers in its most recent financial year.
The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application by the Coal Transporters Forum against Eskom, Nersa and a number of independent power producers.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has slammed rumours that there is anything untoward within the bidding process of Independent Power Producer procurement.
None of the renewable energy projects linked to African Rainbow Energy & Power were received directly from government, its founder and chair Patrice Motsepe said on Monday morning amid allegations of favouritism.
Investment in renewables would mean constructive disruptors could work hand-in-hand with Eskom to turn around the energy sector, says Solly Moeng.
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has committed to ensuring policy certainty to support President Cyril Ramaphosa's investment drive.
Black businesses in the energy sector have bemoaned what they call “unacceptably inadequate” participation in the industry, calling for a meaningful share in renewable power generation.
The signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy projects shows commitment to the renewable energy plan and will provide diversity to the energy mix, says Parliament’s oversight committee.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has signed a R56bn contract, expected to add 2 300 MW of electricity to the national grid over the next five years, with 27 independent renewable energy power producers.
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has welcomed the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court to reject an urgent application to interdict the signing of 27 renewable independent power producer projects.
Standard Bank has now explicitly confirmed that it is not involved in the financing of either the Thabametsi or Khanyisa new coal IPP projects.
He has no conflict of interest regarding SA's independent power producers programme and those who make such allegations must prove it first, President Cyril Ramaphosa tells Parliament.
Energy Minister Jeff Radebe will on Sunday hold a briefing on Independent Power Producers, which have been thrust into the spotlight following news of Eskom's unbundling.
Nedbank lived up to its slogan as the “green” bank in a decision to withdraw its funding of two proposed new coal-fired power stations in SA - Thabametsi and Khanyisa - say Chris Yelland and Roger Lilley.
IPPs are not meant to compete with coal power producers, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.
Union Numsa says it has instructed its lawyers to take the independent power producers case for review, stating it only lost the urgent interdict in the high court on a technicality.
If SA goes ahead on its current renewable energy path it will slow growth, raise poverty and inequity and ultimately lead to political and social instability, warns Rob Jeffrey.
Union NUM has threatened to end its support for the ANC if the government continues with its renewable energy programme, saying clean power will destroy jobs and create ghost towns in coal mining areas.
The signing of R56bn in contracts with 27 independent renewable energy producers has been delayed until Wednesday afternoon, as officials worked to finalise details of the deals.
The North Gauteng High Court has struck Numsa and Transform RSA's urgent application to block the signing of 27 outstanding renewable IPPs from the roll.
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