Fears Mantashe may bury pro-renewable IRP draft as energy portfolio 'disrupted' again

2019-05-30 15:03

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Wednesday evening at the Union Buildings in Pretoria that Gwede Mantashe would serve as minister of a merged department between mineral resources and energy.

So, what does industry really think of renewables?

2018-12-12 18:54

Business leaders said the Integrated Resource Plan provides a framework around which their can plan production and consumption of energy in a sustainable and cost effectively manner.

Municipalities will suffer under 2018 IRP, Parliament hears

2018-10-26 21:33

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.

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.

Radebe stands his ground on coal dominance under DA scrutiny

2018-09-05 15:18

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.

No deliberate plan to exclude nuclear energy from IRP - Radebe

2018-09-04 21:52

There was no deliberate move to exclude nuclear energy from the government’s new draft electricity roadmap, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told MPs on Tuesday.

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.

Govt sets date for signing of 27 outstanding renewable energy IPPs

2018-03-08 21:20

Government has affirmed its commitment to renewable energy by announcing the signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy independent power producer projects.

Irrational IRP madness grips SA's energy sector

2017-12-11 14:05

The Integrated Resource Plan outlined by Energy Minister David Mahlobo shows a reckless populism in energy decision-making by government as the Zuma period draws to an end, says Chris Yelland.

Mahlobo punts smaller power stations despite big nuclear plans

2017-11-28 17:24

Energy Minister David Mahlobo has punted smaller generation units built in a modular manner, despite the bid by himself and President Jacob Zuma to launch a massive nuclear new build programme.

 

Adopt renewables with caution, says IPP head

2018-12-12 21:28

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.

SA needs policy certainty on energy mix to attract investment - Treasury official

2018-12-11 16:34

A lack of policy certainty on the country's energy mix will deter investment, says Treasury Deputy Director General Anthony Julies.

Funding of two new coal IPPs in South Africa may be under threat

2018-09-26 10:41

International and local efforts to restrict funding for the construction of new coal-fired power plants appear to be gaining momentum.

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.

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.

MATSHELA KOKO: SA must still have capacity to pay 'school fees' for renewables

2018-09-04 06:19

Is the latest IRP based on science and international best practice, or expedient political decisions? asks Matshela Koko, the former acting Group CEO of Eskom.

Radebe to publish SA's long-term electricity plan on Monday

2018-08-24 20:51

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.

Nuclear still part of SA energy mix, says department of energy

2018-03-07 05:52

'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.

Mahlobo could release scaled-down nuclear plan next week

2017-12-08 10:43

Energy Minister David Mahlobo is still adamant that nuclear should be part of South Africa’s energy mix, but concedes the country’s fiscal constraints have forced government to downscale.

Eskom’s latest work on energy policy plan rejects nuclear

2017-11-24 07:08

The findings of the latest work on the draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity by Eskom for the Department of Energy are proving to be somewhat problematic for Energy Minister David Mahlobo.

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