ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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.

Diversify energy supply, do more with renewables - Netherlands Ambassador on Eskom

2019-03-13 07:50

Netherlands Ambassador to SA Han Peters says it is good that government has a plan for Eskom, as energy supply is "vital" - but now we have to see how to implement it.

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Take a look: South African farmers have built the first floating solar park in Africa

Found on the picturesque farm Marlenique Estate, just outside of Franschhoek, the floating solar park can produce 60 kilowatts of energy.

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Cabinet hails Budget, interventions at Eskom

2019-02-28 16:32

A Technical Operations and Maintenance Review Team for Eskom will be announced shortly, Cabinet said.

 

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.

Ramaphosa: there can only be conflict of interest if there is proof

2019-03-07 19:17

He has no conflict of interest regarding SA's independent power producers programme and those who make such allegations must prove it first, President Cyril Ramaphosa tells Parliament.

South Africa must end its coal habit. But it’s at odds about when and how

2019-03-02 08:30

Eskom’s problems point to the much bigger issue of a country struggling to map out a new energy regime, says Jacklyn Cock.

Green energy back in vogue as Eskom misfires

2019-02-27 09:05

The average price paid to private producers that won projects in a fourth bidding round was 92 rand cents per kilowatt-hour, down 67% from a first round, and 18 cents cheaper than the average cost of power from Eskom’s new coal projects, Treasury data shows.

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