ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

Energy department cuts budget allocation for clean energy

2018-04-19 07:15

The department of energy plans to cut its budget allocation for clean energy, much to the disappointment of the portfolio committee on energy.

PIC acquires power plant

2018-04-13 16:58

The Competition Tribunal has approved a transaction that allows the Public Investment Corporation to acquire control of a solar energy supplier.

SA faces bleak future if IPP plan goes ahead

2018-04-12 06:01

If SA goes ahead on its current renewable energy path it will slow growth, raise poverty and inequity and ultimately lead to political and social instability, warns Rob Jeffrey.

There's new evidence that fossil fuels are getting crushed in the ongoing energy battle against renewables

2018-04-09 17:15

China is the world's largest investor in renewable energy, sinking $126.6 billion into the sector, a 31% increase over 2106.

Are solar panels worth it?

2018-04-08 06:01

A few years ago, we thought that not having electricity in our homes for some parts of the day would become a regular occurrence as then Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona said load shedding was “here to stay”.

These are the 5 biggest green energy projects in SA - all wind farms

2018-04-06 12:56

These five wind farms have changed SA's landscape.

NUM hits out at Radebe on IPP deal, threatens to end ANC support

2018-04-05 10:10

Union NUM has threatened to end its support for the ANC if the government continues with its renewable energy programme, saying clean power will destroy jobs and create ghost towns in coal mining areas.

Clean, cost effective energy is SA's right, says Radebe after IPP ruling

2018-03-30 11:04

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe has welcomed the ruling of the North Gauteng High Court to reject an urgent application to interdict the signing of 27 renewable independent power producer projects.

Green power won’t close coal stations

2018-03-18 06:00

There isn’t a link between the impending decommissioning of old Eskom power plants and the move to sign renewable contracts, says an energy official.

Blocking IPP signing a 'delay tactic' nothing more - Yelland

2018-03-14 07:02

South Africa cannot fight the move towards renewable power , energy expert Chris Yelland has said.

 

Black energy body laments 'exclusion' from renewable sector

2018-04-13 19:53

Black businesses in the energy sector have bemoaned what they call “unacceptably inadequate” participation in the industry, calling for a meaningful share in renewable power generation.

Rural North West school gets green electricity

2018-04-13 08:09

Science and Technology Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane is to launch a renewable energy system at a school in the North West province to demonstrate the reliability and scalability of renewable energy.

Apple turns green, claiming '100% clean energy'

2018-04-11 12:21

Apple has announced it had achieved a goal of "100% clean energy" for its facilities around the world.

Harnessing the sun's power to light up rural SA

2018-04-08 06:01

Load shedding may be behind us, but South Africa’s energy situation leaves much to be desired.

Signing of renewable deals in line with NDP – Parliament committees

2018-04-06 15:27

The signing of the 27 outstanding renewable energy projects shows commitment to the renewable energy plan and will provide diversity to the energy mix, says Parliament’s oversight committee.

A new solar tower in the Northern Cape will be the second tallest building in SA

2018-04-05 15:05

The Redstone Solar Thermal Power Tower will pump enough electricity to power 200,000 households.

Signing of renewable energy contracts delayed - but only for a few hours

2018-04-04 12:40

The signing of R56bn in contracts with 27 independent renewable energy producers has been delayed until Wednesday afternoon, as officials worked to finalise details of the deals.

Court rejects Numsa's urgent bid to block IPP signing

2018-03-29 12:50

The North Gauteng High Court has struck Numsa and Transform RSA's urgent application to block the signing of 27 outstanding renewable IPPs from the roll.

Economy faces paralysis if govt doesn't act urgently on water crisis - report

2018-03-15 15:12

If the government fails to respond to the country’s critical water situation, South Africans could face a situation similar to the energy crisis that nearly paralysed the economy, according to a Water Research Commission report.

Renewable deal still to be 'discussed'

2018-03-11 06:14

The 27 projects expected to sign their agreements with Eskom this week.

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