When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has been taking its time to approve the procurement of additional power, says an expert.
86 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy have been added to Eskom’s grid via Scatec Solar’s Sirius solar park outside Upington.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel encourages South Africa to look beyond its existing power generators and expand into natural gasses.
Coal industry players at a conference in Cape Town lament that the industry is "under attack".
Basic kits are expected to cost R3,500.
With productive solar and wind power, Madrid looks to Brussels and beyond for investment in climate projects.
Despite the increasing availability of innovative power and lighting technology, candles were among the first to go.
27 renewable energy independent power producer projects (REIPPP) are on the verge of completion – with enough power between them to avoid stage 2 load shedding.
Government has no plans to scrap costly contracts with renewable energy independent power producers, but is trying to renegotiate the contracts down, said Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.
Government intends to sign off soon on a "world class" battery storage project, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.
From resolving Eskom's debt issues, to finding opportunities in the renewables sector – these are some interventions from several stakeholders on how to address Eskom's governance and operational challenges.
Deloitte Africa's leader in energy resources and industrials, Andrew Lane, told Fin24 that decarbonisation would become a much more prominent issue for South Africa in the coming years and that every bit of progress was significant.
Calls are made for the coal industry to 'fight back' against those who wish to see the country become less reliant on coal for electricity.
These wind farms have changed SA's landscape.
Businesses that adopt power purchasing agreements sooner rather than later will be resilient enough to ride out the shocks that come with power cuts, says a consultant.
There are financing options available for townhouse complexes that want to go solar, and don't have the body corporate cash to pay for hardware up front.
As South Africa faces an energy crisis, the government has announced stopgap measures to procure more electricity. But it hasn't procured more renewable energy in years.
It is likely that load shedding will be implemented for the rest of this week. Experts have warned that South Africa will struggle with electricity provision for many more years given a myriad of problems at the utility, including shoddy maintenance.
South Africa's energy sector is the most coal-dependent of all G20 countries, a new report has found.
The utility’s primary energy costs increased by 17%, due to higher coal charges and increased production from independent power producers in its most recent financial year.
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