ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

WATCH | Red tape thwarting SA’s green energy projects - analyst

2019-08-22 07:57

The L'Ormarins Wine Estate in Franschhoek has a green energy story to tell, but claims excessive red tape is stopping it from sharing its spoils. Watch.

Energy department says IPP head ouster was done to stabilise office

2019-07-24 10:16

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.

The rules that bind us

2019-07-23 13:56

If we are to move our economy forward, we need to break free from antiquated laws that are restricting the growth of our industries.

Subsidy-free green power may be closer than you think in Germany

2019-06-18 20:35

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.

Cape Town residents have 2 more days to register solar panels with the city – or else

2019-05-27 12:24

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.

Investors could coin it selling renewable power to Eskom - Fedgroup boss

2019-04-26 13:04

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.

Kathu Solar Park inaugurated

2019-04-24 17:35

The Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape was recently inaugurated.

Starbucks is investing in solar farms

2019-04-16 16:44

Starbucks is investing in eight solar farms in Texas.

Not so easy to decommission power stations - Eskom official

2019-04-12 17:10

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.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-03-27 05:23

The price of electricity keeps going up in South Africa, and the price of home solar installations keep going down. If you can't deal with load shedding anymore, here's the kind of money you'll need to opt out of Eskom.

 

Acting head appointed to Independent Power Producers Office

2019-07-25 17:27

Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.

Axing of renewable energy office head a major setback, say energy experts

2019-07-24 05:00

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.

Woman who championed SA renewable energy ousted

2019-07-23 08:32

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.

Cape Town will use aerial photos to spot unregistered solar panels in suburbs

2019-05-30 14:42

Some 1,200 solar PV panel systems have already been registered.

Activists slam decision to pump water to coal mines

2019-04-30 21:50

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.

'Kusile should be cancelled' – Greenpeace report

2019-04-26 06:30

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.

Red tape and political wrangling stymie SA's solar power projects

2019-04-23 05:00

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.

Watson Eastern Cape wind farm stopped - for now

2019-04-16 14:36

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.

Here's how many premature deaths in SA are linked to Eskom power plants - Greenpeace claim

2019-03-27 16:14

Eskom's pollution has been linked to premature deaths in Mpumalanga and Gauteng, an environmental organisation has charged.

Coal Transporters Forum case against Eskom, Nersa dismissed

2019-03-26 18:29

The High Court in Pretoria has dismissed an application by the Coal Transporters Forum against Eskom, Nersa and a number of independent power producers.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.