Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. Here's what should be in it

2018-12-11 10:09

South Africa needs a policy that drives growth and positions if for the 21st Century.

A massive new solar power station has come to life in the South African desert

2018-11-29 06:20

The Kathu Solar Park uses molten salt to keep feeding the electricity grid even when the sun isn't around.

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.


New solar plant to provide power to 100 000 households...even after the sun sets

2018-12-04 17:16

A new solar plant that can supply electricity even when the sun sets has been launched in the Northern Cape.

Include 'important' nuclear in SA's electricity mix, says Parly committee

2018-11-28 15:09

The energy portfolio committee has come out in strong support of including nuclear power in South Africa’s future electricity mix.

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.

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