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Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?

The energy industry breathed a huge sigh of relief recently when energy minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced that power purchase agreements (PPAs) for renewable energy from bid windows 3.5 and 4 will be signed by the end of October 2017...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 2 days ago

Shambles at Eskom panel

Disciplinary proceedings against suspended acting Eskom CEO Matshela Koko had a second false start on Monday...

By Kyle Cowan 2 days ago

Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects

RABAT - Russia and Morocco hope to cooperate more closely in the energy sector, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev said during a visit to Rabat...

13 Oct 2017

Witnesses in Eskom state-capture probe not named over security concerns

Security concerns have precluded the names of witnesses relating to Parliament's pending probe into state capture at Eskom from being publicised...

By Bekezela Phakathi 12 Oct 2017

Draft gas amendment bill to be tabled in Cabinet

A draft Gas Amendment Bill will be tabled in Cabinet as South Africa powers on to enter the global gas market, Energy Minister Mamoloko Kubayi said on Tuesday, 10 October 2017...

11 Oct 2017

McKinsey looks to court over refund

Consultancy firm McKinsey has made a major concession: it is prepared to "pay back the money" Eskom is claiming from it "in full"...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 11 Oct 2017

Business bodies call for Eskom CEO to be reinstated

Business lobby groups and the National Union of Mineworkers (Num) have called for the reinstatement of former acting Eskom CEO Johnny Dladla as concerns grow around the capture of Eskom...

By Sunita Menon 11 Oct 2017

Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study

Wind farms in the open ocean can generate far more renewable energy than those on land, possibly enough to power the whole world, said a US study on Monday, 9 October...

11 Oct 2017

NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels

Nearly 100 environmental and poverty fighting groups jointly released a letter Tuesday, 10 October, slamming a UN proposal that backs large-scale use of biofuels in commercial planes...

11 Oct 2017

Is Eskom imploding?

The number of incumbents who have warmed the chief executive's seat at Eskom in the last year continues to grow...

By Nicci Botha 9 Oct 2017

Eskom says pay back the money

Eskom has asked McKinsey and Trillian Capital to pay back the money it says was unlawfully paid to them...

6 Oct 2017

Sale of SA's 10-million barrels of strategic fuel stocks to be contested in court

The sale of 10-million barrels of SA's strategic fuel stocks is to be contested in court, acting Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) CEO Thabane Zulu confirmed...

By Linda Ensor 5 Oct 2017

'New era' in solar energy fuelling growth in renewables

The renewable energy sector is growing faster than expected, driven largely by a "new era" in solar power and strong expansion in China, the International Energy Agency said on Wednesday, 4 October...

5 Oct 2017

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International

The most common causes of oilfield accidents

Oilfields can be dangerous places to work. The work done there is essential to keep our infrastructure running and all developed nations need access to petroleum. Unfortunately, it is an activity that cannot be done in complete safety. The potential for accidents exists at any site where drilling is occurring, or indeed anywhere where heavy machinery is running.

Issued by Monetary Library 9 Oct 2017

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