It is ironic that coal fired power plants contribute to climate change which could result in the malfunctioning of the power plants, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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The L'Ormarins Wine Estate in Franschhoek has a green energy story to tell, but claims excessive red tape is stopping it from sharing its spoils. Watch.
Leaks in boilers were a major contributor to recent load shedding, as Eskom struggled to keep its power stations running at full steam. Here's what fixing tube leaks actually looks like. (Fast forward to 11:42 for the good stuff.)
H. Lawrence Culp has assumed the helm of General Electric in a surprise move meant to stem a two-year decline that has humbled the once-mighty conglomerate and roiled investors.
Greenpeace Africa has lambasted plans to invest in a new coal-fired power station, saying the project would leave SA efforts to move towards clean energy "meaningless".
Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has told Parliament Eskom is not closing its own coal plants early to meet Independent Power Producers' offtake requirements.
Green organisations accuse Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa of using outdated information about the country’s energy needs to grant authorisation for a new coal power station.
Telkom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza will chair Eskom’s board as part of a host of measures announced by government to “stabilise management” at the power utility.
Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene says the matter of whether he’ll be appointed as Eskom chair is “still under consideration” and he hopes for a conclusion before the end of the day.
Despite terminating its nuclear new build request for information in 2017 following a court decision, Eskom is powering ahead with plans in preparation for the tender programme to be rebooted.
Losing the investment grade rating could make nuclear power more expensive, cautions an industry expert.
It could spark a flood of South African businesses, malls and factories applying for renewable energy projects.
Union members affiliated to Cosatu are set to march to parliament as part of its efforts to mobilise for pro-poor policies ahead of the National Budget
Concern over Eskom's worsening generation plant performance impacting South Africa’s medium-term system adequacy outlook.
Eskom has welcomed McKinsey's apology to South Africans and confirmed it received R902m from the global consultancy firm.
Many of the "comments" to the energy regulator Nersa are actually pledges of civil disobedience if the requirement to register power-generating devices becomes law.
Eskom executive Matshela Koko has been suspended - again - and is facing fresh charges from the power utility.
More than 200 senior Eskom managers expressed their concern over the lack of “decisive and bold actions against allegations of fraud, corruption and maladministration” in a letter to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Eskom chairperson Zethembe Khoza confirmed to Fin24 that he submitted his resignation to Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and he's waiting for her to accept it.
Nuclear power plants operate cheaply and efficiently. However, it is the construction of the plant which has the greatest bearing on the high costs, says an expert.
Global law firm Dentons' report into the problems at Eskom highlighted how and why the state utility failed to meet its own deadlines for new generation capacity.
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