IDC wants to revive Coega wind energy project

2018-01-28 06:00

The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is looking for a strategic equity partner to resuscitate a R500 million failed wind energy project at the Coega special economic zone near Port Elizabeth.

Offshore wind costs fall below new nuclear plants in UK

2017-09-11 14:50

The cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to below the price the next nuclear reactors will charge, making the form of clean energy one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid.

Students certified at SA Renewable Energy Technology Centre

2017-06-19 18:38

Fifteen students trained and certified in the internationally recognised Wind Turbine Service Technician programme have graduated.

Final wind-turbine rule permits 1000s of eagle deaths

2016-12-16 16:39

The Obama administration is finalising a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years - even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.

The hidden costs of renewable energy projects

2016-10-20 12:47

Eskom wants to find a long-term solution to issues raised by the SA Wind Energy Association, says the power utility’s head of generation Matshela Koko.

Eskom abusing its power, says wind industry

2016-10-17 20:22

The wind industry has lodged a complaint with the National Energy Regulator of SA, accusing Eskom of abusing its position to favour its own investment in new power plants.

Grid access trips up renewable energy sector

2015-11-04 22:30

The rules of the renewable energy game in SA are no longer clear due to grid connection challenges, says an IPP developer at Windaba.

No wind energy in SA without Danish - expert

2015-11-04 18:31

Without help from the Danish and other key investors, SA might not have had a wind energy sector, says the head of the Department of Energy's IPP office.

Africa can spark on renewable energy - report

2015-10-05 15:07

Africa could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report.

Renewables tackle nuclear – R2bn Kouga Wind Farm powers 50 000 houses

2015-09-09 13:05

Renewable projects globally and locally are showing nuclear the door - a project which is shrouded in controversy but still has the backing of government.


Chris Yelland: Study dispels myth on limits to green energy in SA

2017-09-19 07:48

An engineering study has dispelled the myths on the limits and costs of accommodating significant levels of renewable energy in the SA power grid, explains Chris Yelland.

Saudi Arabia shortlists 25 bidders for major wind plant

2017-08-29 22:09

Saudi Arabia has invited bids from 25 shortlisted companies to build a 400 megawatt wind power project.

Rosatom pushes into wind energy

2017-01-31 22:26

Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom is joining with a Dutch company to create a wind turbine venture.

Proof that solar, wind, gas - not nuclear - is best for SA

2016-11-03 15:30

The CSIR Energy Centre has presented its own study to re-optimise the South African power capacity and energy mix from 2016 to 2040.

Phasiwe: Independent power producers not a threat to Eskom

2016-10-19 16:26

Eskom does not see the introduction of independent power producers as a threat, spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe says, following a complaint by wind power producers.

Bladeless wind turbines – never bet against human ingenuity

2015-12-31 16:05

Alec Hogg takes a look at an amazing Spanish invention. At half the cost of existing turbines, commercialisation of the bladeless wind turbine is planned for mid-2017.

Eskom's money woes 'threaten renewable energy'

2015-11-04 19:30

Eskom's finances threatens to hinder the growth of the renewable energy sector in South Africa, just when it is needed most, warns an industry expert.

Joemat-Pettersson: Be part of winds of change

2015-11-04 15:25

The impact of wind energy on conserving the country's scarce water sources cannot be ignored, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson.

WATCH: How wind energy can get cleaner

2015-10-03 09:00

Manufacturing localisation of wind turbines is essential to balance the overall carbon footprint of the wind energy sector, says Fossil Free SA’s David le Page.

Australia's war on wind farms threatens renewable project

2015-07-21 21:00

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's hostility to wind farms may jeopardise the country's biggest renewable energy project, a $2bn-plus wind and solar plant.

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