Why SA can’t make a massive shift to renewables - yet

2018-10-28 11:09

South Africa's sunshine and coastlines are ideal for renewable energy generation but the country is struggling to take advantage of this.

SOLLY MOENG: Let renewables bring some renewal

2018-10-27 09:30

Investment in renewables would mean constructive disruptors could work hand-in-hand with Eskom to turn around the energy sector, says Solly Moeng.

There is an energy revolution on the way - Stellenbosch Professor

2018-10-21 20:45

Renewables are much cheaper than fossil fuels and investment in renewables have increased, says Sustainable Development Professor Mark Swilling.

No silver bullet for Eskom - but radical pursuit of renewables is a no-brainer

2018-09-21 06:24

Eskom must pursue a fast, large-scale development of lower-cost renewable energy, close down its old power stations, and scrap building the last two units of Kusile.

SA's 'beached whale' and the 2 global disruptions that should be harnessed - expert

2018-09-12 10:08

There are presently two great disruptions at play in the world economy and SA should harness these, says an Investec strategist.

Gordhan: Eskom should be allowed to compete in the renewable space

2018-08-29 05:45

The draft Integrated Resources Plan is a "game changer" for South Africa’s electricity landscape and Eskom should get the chance to participate, says Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan.

Radebe: Renewable IPPs to create over 114 000 'job years'

2018-07-05 15:30

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says that the renewable independent power producer projects could create over 114 000 "job years".

Eskom secures R1.35bn loan for renewable energy

2018-06-29 11:50

Eskom has locked down a R1.35bn loan from the German Development Bank to support the integration of renewable energy projects into the national grid.

Official designation for Atlantis Special Economic Zone

2018-06-11 18:11

Cabinet has given the go ahead for the designation of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone.

Saftu's Vavi: Renewable energy needed, but not at expense of jobs

2018-06-02 22:00

The South African Federation of Trade Unions has condemned the privatisation of energy generation to "capitalist companies" and has expressed its support for a call for social ownership of the renewable energy project.


Why SA can't make a massive shift to renewables - yet

2018-10-28 11:00

There’s a lively debate raging in South Africa about the extent to which renewables should replace coal, particularly given the threat of climate change. But we can't make the shift, yet, writes Hartmut Winkler.

Arrest those who looted billions from Eskom - Cosatu

2018-10-25 15:01

Those involved in the looting of billions from Eskom must be arrested, charged and have their assets frozen or confiscated, demands Cosatu.

Mall of Africa just installed the world's 10th biggest solar roof - here's what it looks like

2018-09-27 11:07

It is also the world’s largest mixed-use integrated solar power-diesel hybrid solution.

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.

The business case for reducing carbon emissions

2018-08-16 16:57

Reducing carbon emissions is increasingly becoming a business imperative, according to Dom Chennells, CFO of SOLA Future Energy.

ENERGY DEBATE: REIPPP is driving SA towards a dark future

2018-07-03 05:30

If it relies on renewables, South Africa will be facing long-term purchase agreements that bring smiles to foreign suppliers, while financially ruining one of its own major commercial and energy assets, writes Rob Jeffrey.

Carbon tax - the latest tax on the poor

2018-06-13 16:46

Many objections and reservations have been raised regarding the tax - and it's no wonder in many countries renewables and the carbon tax are known as a tax on the poor, writes Rob Jeffery.

Matshela Koko: Radebe's path will undermine Eskom, lead to job losses

2018-06-08 13:36

Government policies in the energy sector will undermine Eskom's financial viability and lead to job losses, writes former interim Eskom CEO Matshela Koko .

New IPP projects to inject up to R50bn into economy

2018-06-01 14:52

A new bidding window for the next phase of independent power producers (IPP) will open in November, and is expected to inject R40bn - R50bn in investment into the country.

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