ARTICLES RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY

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.

Global disinvestment from fossil fuels tops $11trn

2019-09-11 06:00

Global disinvestment from fossil fuels has crossed the $11trn mark – a massive leap from committed disinvestment of just $52m in 2014.

WATCH | Red tape thwarting SA’s green energy projects - analyst

2019-08-22 07:57

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.

 

'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.

Monetising sunshine

2019-09-12 10:24

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.

Climate change behind Zim's power problems – Energy Minister

2019-09-07 07:00

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.

Acting head appointed to Independent Power Producers Office

2019-07-25 17:27

Advocate Sandra Coetzee has been appointed the acting head of the Independent Power Producers Office, following the removal of former boss Karen Breytenbach.

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