Communication failure on SA renewable energy projects could result in 'Marikana moment' - expert

2018-05-17 14:44

Unless communities are engaged in renewable energy projects, the results could be as tragic as the Marikana massacre, warns an expert.

Radebe: IPPs did not cause job losses in coal sector

2018-05-08 14:10

IPPs are not meant to compete with coal power producers, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe.

The world's set for failure on energy goals as millions of people still struggle without electricity

2018-05-04 10:19

The world is not on track to meet global energy targets set as part of the Sustainable Development Goals, leaving many vulnerable to the effects of pollution.

Energy department cuts budget allocation for clean energy

2018-04-19 07:15

The department of energy plans to cut its budget allocation for clean energy, much to the disappointment of the portfolio committee on energy.

PIC acquires power plant

2018-04-13 16:58

The Competition Tribunal has approved a transaction that allows the Public Investment Corporation to acquire control of a solar energy supplier.

SA faces bleak future if IPP plan goes ahead

2018-04-12 06:01

If SA goes ahead on its current renewable energy path it will slow growth, raise poverty and inequity and ultimately lead to political and social instability, warns Rob Jeffrey.

There's new evidence that fossil fuels are getting crushed in the ongoing energy battle against renewables

2018-04-09 17:15

China is the world's largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the sector, a 31% increase over 2106.

Are solar panels worth it?

2018-04-08 06:01

A few years ago, we thought that not having electricity in our homes for some parts of the day would become a regular occurrence as then Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said load shedding was “here to stay”.

These are the 5 biggest green energy projects in SA - all wind farms

2018-04-06 12:56

These five wind farms have changed SA's landscape.

NUM hits out at Radebe on IPP deal, threatens to end ANC support

2018-04-05 10:10

Union NUM has threatened to end its support for the ANC if the government continues with its renewable energy programme, saying clean power will destroy jobs and create ghost towns in coal mining areas.


SA moves towards renewables – but not everybody’s happy

2018-05-15 16:09

The energy sector is expecting major changes as government signs new independent power producer contracts and sets a date for carbon tax to be implemented.

Massive clean green electricity plant to be officially launched in Northern Cape this month

2018-05-07 15:04

A large-scale solar thermal plant, able to power over 220 000 homes, will be launched in the Northern Cape province.

SA falling behind on renewable energy

2018-05-02 14:00

South Africa is falling behind on renewable energy project implementation even as other nations accelerate their plans for green energy.

Black energy body laments 'exclusion' from renewable sector

2018-04-13 19:53

Black businesses in the energy sector have bemoaned what they call “unacceptably inadequate” participation in the industry, calling for a meaningful share in renewable power generation.

Rural North West school gets green electricity

2018-04-13 08:09

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is to launch a renewable energy system at a school in the North West province to demonstrate the reliability and scalability of renewable energy.

Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy'

2018-04-11 12:21

Apple has announced it had achieved a goal of "100% clean energy" for its facilities around the world.

Harnessing the sun's power to light up rural SA

2018-04-08 06:01

Load shedding may be behind us, but South Africa’s energy situation leaves much to be desired.

Signing of renewable deals in line with NDP – Parliament committees

2018-04-06 15:27

The signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy projects shows commitment to the renewable energy plan and will provide diversity to the energy mix, says Parliament’s oversight committee.

A new solar tower in the Northern Cape will be the second tallest building in SA

2018-04-05 15:05

The Redstone Solar Thermal Power Tower will pump enough electricity to power 200,000 households.

Signing of renewable energy contracts delayed - but only for a few hours

2018-04-04 12:40

The signing of R56bn in contracts with 27 independent renewable energy producers has been delayed until Wednesday afternoon, as officials worked to finalise details of the deals.

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