ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

SA’s newest solar power station is now online and powering 40 000 homes – see how it came to life

2020-02-20 16:02

86 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy have been added to Eskom’s grid via Scatec Solar’s Sirius solar park outside Upington.

Angela Merkel encourages SA to look at renewable energy

2020-02-06 16:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel encourages South Africa to look beyond its existing power generators and expand into natural gasses.

ANALYSIS | Coal industry digs its head in the sand over climate change

2020-02-03 07:31

Coal industry players at a conference in Cape Town lament that the industry is "under attack".

'Cleaner and cheaper': Sunny Spain is banking on renewable energy

2019-12-16 11:59

With productive solar and wind power, Madrid looks to Brussels and beyond for investment in climate projects.

South Africans scrambled for load shedding gear this week – this is what flew off the shelves at Game

2019-12-12 12:37

Despite the increasing availability of innovative power and lighting technology, candles were among the first to go.

Some light at the end of the load shedding tunnel: new independent power plants could be connected to the grid by February. Here’s what is coming online and when.

2019-12-10 06:53

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.

Gordhan: Govt won't scrap costly renewables contracts, but will renegotiate them

2019-12-03 18:41

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 working on 'world class' battery storage project – Gordhan

2019-11-20 21:00

Government intends to sign off soon on a "world class" battery storage project, Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has said.

ANALYSIS: Bleak outlook for SA coal

2019-09-17 11:21

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.

 

Government should stay on course with renewables shift, says Deloitte exec

2020-02-09 14:29

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.

Advocacy group needed to defend coal industry against 'renewables lobby', coal conference hears

2020-02-03 07:37

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

2020-01-13 06:43

These wind farms have changed SA's landscape.

Companies must supplement power supply if they want to survive shocks, pay staff bonuses - analyst

2019-12-18 22:30

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.

Residential complexes can now rent solar panels and just pay for the electricity. Here’s how it works.

2019-12-12 19:36

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.

ANALYSIS | Creecy talks the talk, but will the govt walk the walk?

2019-12-11 10:53

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.

This is how much it will cost to take your home off the grid - and avoid load shedding forever

2019-12-09 09:30

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.

SA most coal-dependent of all G20 countries - report

2019-12-02 16:59

South Africa's energy sector is the most coal-dependent of all G20 countries, a new report has found.

Solving SA's energy crisis may mean lower renewable cost

2019-09-30 14:48

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.

Mamphela Ramphele: Needs of the majority must be top priority

2019-09-17 05:00

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.

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