The arms deal judgment will have implications for future commissions of inquiry. The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria set aside the findings of the 2015 Seriti commission report into the billion-rand arms deal.
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The statement said the Department of Energy, as the Chair of the joint implementation committee mandated to oversee the office’s governance, requested a meeting to address issues creating operational instability at the Independent Power Producers Office.
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Germany’s decades-old willingness to subsidise green power is crumbling in the face of political headwinds over the cost of technology that’s only getting cheaper.
At one stage non-registered systems were believed to make up 70% of the solar panels in the City of Cape Town, before the call to register rooftop PV was launched.
While electricity intensive industries and businesses are in for some tough days ahead in South Africa, investors could take advantage of their existing renewable energy infrastructure to sell power to Eskom, Fedgroup CEO Grant Field has said.
The Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape was recently inaugurated.
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Before Eskom decommissions coal-fired power stations, it must have adequate social plans in place to support communities depending on the power stations to drive their economies, says an official.
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Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.
Energy experts say the axing of the head of the Independent Power Producer’s office Karen Breytenbach will be a major setback to South Africa’s renewable energy programme that will send the wrong signals to potential investors.
Karen Breytenbach, who oversaw the expansion of South Africa’s privately owned renewable energy projects, said she was asked to vacate her job about nine months before her contract expires.
Some 1,200 solar PV panel systems have already been registered.
South African environmental groups have challenged the government’s decision to grant permission for a water project which aims to supply developments for its future coal reserves.
Greenpeace believes there should be no further investment in coal-fired power stations and that it 'makes no sense' for Eskom to complete the Kusile Power Station project.
Applications to generate more than 1000MW of small-scale solar power are sitting on the desks of the authorities but red tape and “political wrangling” are holding up the process of getting this new electricity onto the grid.
The controversial decision to grant environmental authorisation for the Watson family's massive wind farm project on the summit of the Groot Winterhoek mountains near Uitenhage has been overturned – at least temporarily.
Eskom's pollution has been linked to premature deaths in Mpumalanga and Gauteng, an environmental organisation has charged.
The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application by the Coal Transporters Forum against Eskom, Nersa and a number of independent power producers.
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