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.

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.

Small power IPPs: No small issue

2018-06-01 08:01

SPP is not "small" at all. It is exactly what is needed for South African-owned companies to compete against large, foreign-owned conglomerates, says Dominic Wills.

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'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.

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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.

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.

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