Wind farms can be deadly

2017-12-17 06:02

The turbines are not necessarily the sustainable developments they are touted to be, with bird experts and environmentalists calling for stricter policing of wind farms.

Eskom’s cost calculations on renewables - more nuance

2017-11-20 15:57

Eskom’s views about the financial implications of renewable electricity projects have been criticised.

Eskom delay is killing green jobs

2017-10-08 06:01

The power utility’s refusal to sign contracts with independent power producers (IPP) is placing jobs in the renewable energy sector at risk.

How nuclear can support green applications for a sustainable SA

2017-10-05 07:02

By utilising the energy security offered by nuclear power, we may be able to transform our own arid and desert regions into highly productive agricultural land, say nuclear professionals.

Namibia boasts its first 5-star green building

2017-09-27 17:36

FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building in Windhoek has been awarded a 5-Star Green Star Africa As Built rating by the Green Building Council.

Manuel lists five trends that cannot be ignored

2017-09-23 09:00

Investors are taking decisions in an arena of growing complexity, says former finance minister Trevor Manuel who identifies five trends that will shape the future.

Chris Yelland: Study dispels myth on limits to green energy in SA

2017-09-19 07:48

An engineering study has dispelled the myths on the limits and costs of accommodating significant levels of renewable energy in the SA power grid, explains Chris Yelland.

IPP's scrutinising Kubayi's 77c deal

2017-09-14 11:16

Bidders in South Africa’s renewable energy programme are currently scrutinising their bids to see whether their projects would still be viable at 77c/kilowatt-hour.

Fight or flight as Eskom 'squashes' renewable IPP programme

2017-09-10 06:00

The nascent private power industry and its substantial financial backers are reeling from Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi’s recent apparent hit-and-run attack on them.

Renewable producers will sign, despite renegotiations - Kubayi

2017-09-01 21:00

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi believed that despite capping renewable tariffs at 77 cents per KWh, renewable producers should not have difficulty signing on the dotted line.


Nuclear will happen

2017-12-10 06:00

When is a policy directing billions in state spending not up for discussion? When new Energy Minister David Mahlobo says so.

ANALYSIS: Eskom's campaign against renewables will cost it more customers

2017-10-08 17:42

In South Africa, where electricity prices have quadrupled since 2007, renewables appear ever more appealing. Unfortunately, for the last two years Eskom has refused to sign new renewable energy agreements, claiming it's too costly.

Business urged to take govt role in clean energy quest

2017-10-07 12:06

The global fight for clean energy rests with businesses and ordinary people as governments lag behind, experts have told an environmental conference in Argentina.

Emira boosts energy savings with new R16m solar farm

2017-10-04 14:40

Emira wants to add more renewable energy solutions to its portfolio of properties across South Africa as part of its sustainability strategy.

Limpopo's solar plant shows coal not only power king of the Bushveld

2017-09-26 10:25

Less than 100km north of juggernaut coal power station Medupi, a solar farm has been feeding its energy into the grid, showing that coal is not necessarily the king of the Waterberg.

Kubayi sees no hurry for new coal or gas power projects

2017-09-20 07:21

South African programmes to add coal and gas power generation from independent providers should wait until policies are updated and the nation’s future needs are clearer, Energy Minister Mmamaloko Kubayi has said.

Kubayi: I’ll go to court if IPP renegotiations fail

2017-09-17 06:00

Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi says she will go to court to challenge independent power producers that do not drop their previously agreed tariffs.

Offshore wind costs fall below new nuclear plants in UK

2017-09-11 14:50

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid.

Eskom: We will sign renewable deal

2017-09-08 07:50

Eskom will comply with the decision by Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi that it must sign power purchase agreements with renewable independent power producers by the end of October.

Kubayi's Eskom decision provides much-needed policy certainty - IPPs

2017-09-01 16:58

Renewable energy producers say Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi's decision that Eskom must sign power purchase agreements with them has provided leadership on policy certainty.

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