If we are serious about growing the economy and creating jobs, we need to support these young people – even though they don't seem to expect any help or handouts, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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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.
South Africa’s coal mining industry appears to be on the brink of permanent decline as the country’s main export markets prepare to reduce reliance on imports and global divestment from fossil fuels increases at an exponential rate.
The Sun Exchange is an online platform that allows anyone anywhere in the world to buy solar panels and then lease them to schools and businesses in emerging markets.
Zimbabwe Energy Minister Fortune Chasi says the country is looking to incorporate alternative energy sources for its Integrated Resources Plan, amid climate change challenges impacting its hydropower plant.
Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.
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.
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.
Some 1,200 solar PV panel systems have already been registered.
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.
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.
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.
We need to learn from our fellow African countries such as Kenya that are leading the charge to become high performers in the renewable energy space, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Global disinvestment from fossil fuels has crossed the $11trn mark – a massive leap from committed disinvestment of just $52m in 2014.
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.
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.
If we are to move our economy forward, we need to break free from antiquated laws that are restricting the growth of our industries.
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.
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.
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.
The Kathu Solar Park in the Northern Cape was recently inaugurated.
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