Green power won’t close coal stations

2018-03-18 06:00

There isn’t a link between the impending decommissioning of old Eskom power plants and the move to sign renewable contracts, says an energy official.

Blocking IPP signing a 'delay tactic' nothing more - Yelland

2018-03-14 07:02

South Africa cannot fight the move towards renewable power , energy expert Chris Yelland has said.

Ramaphosa makes me hopeful once again

2018-02-04 06:01

As a long-term investor in South Africa, the ANC’s leadership transition to Cyril Ramaphosa makes me hopeful once more for the country, writes Eddie O'Connor

Brown gives Eskom green light to buy IPP power

2018-02-02 15:10

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown has given Eskom the go-ahead to sign the outstanding power purchase agreements with independent power producers in SA's renewable energy programme.

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.


Economy faces paralysis if govt doesn't act urgently on water crisis - report

2018-03-15 15:12

If the government fails to respond to the country’s critical water situation, South Africans could face a situation similar to the energy crisis that nearly paralysed the economy, according to a Water Research Commission report.

Renewable deal still to be 'discussed'

2018-03-11 06:14

The 27 projects expected to sign their agreements with Eskom this week.

Renewable programme's restart imminent - association

2018-02-02 18:28

Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown 's green light will finally allow South Africa's renewable energy programme to get going again, Sawea says.

How Molefe, govt stalled SA's renewable power programme

2018-02-01 13:14

New investments in the country's renewable power programme, once one of the fastest growing in the world, appear to have ground to a halt.

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.

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