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Biomass project creates opportunity for mining community

A renewable energy project on degraded land is aimed at creating economic opportunities for communities after the life of a mine...

20 Mar 2017

Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 16 Mar 2017

How to unlock the potential of papyrus wetlands in Africa

Most households in tropical sub-Saharan Africa – over 80% – use some form of biomass, such as charcoal or wood as their primary source of energy, mainly for cooking...

By Michael Jones and Matthew Saunders 16 Mar 2017

Two solar plants on the cards for Burkina Faso

A grant for a feasibility study for two 17MW solar photovoltaic plants near the villages of Pá and Kodéni in Burkina Faso...

10 Mar 2017

CiTi joins Helen Zille on mission to Singapore, Japan

The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi) is joining Western Cape premier, Helen Zille, on a working visit to Singapore and Japan...

10 Mar 2017

WWF urges Eskom to back renewables

In a petition, WWF South Africa is calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country...

1 Mar 2017

How to make your office more eco-friendly

Environmental challenges are something that is facing many businesses across the world and here in South Africa is no different...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Feb 2017

IPPs could go out of business, Treasury warns Eskom

Eskom's delay in signing power purchase agreements with renewable IPPs could result in manufacturers going out of business...

27 Feb 2017

SAREC welcomes finance minister's support

SAREC has welcomed confirmation in the 2017 Budget Speech that the IPP energy programmes is an imperative to boost the economy...

23 Feb 2017

GE technology helps power Cameroon poultry hatchery

Poultry hatchery Agrocam, located in Douala, Cameroon, has purchased one of GE's Jenbacher J316 gas engines to address the fundamental challenges related to long-term power outages...

22 Feb 2017

J. Walter Thompson Cape Town and SunSteam join forces to bring energy to everyone under the sun

A highly contested business win in the rapidly expanding renewable energy sector has seen J. Walter Thompson Cape Town appointed to lead all marketing communication on the African continent for innovative solar technology enterprise SunStream Technology Inc...

Issued by JWT 22 Feb 2017

Eskom looks set to drag feet on signing PPAs - SAREC

According to the SA Renewable Energy Council (SAREC), signs are already emerging that Eskom will drag its feet wherever possible to resist signing outstanding power purchase agreements with renewable producers...

17 Feb 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa lags in sustainable energy policies

Sub-Saharan Africa trails the world in government policies that promote sustainable energy...

16 Feb 2017

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