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SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award
SA's KaXu Solar One plant wins UN climate change award

KaXu Solar One concentrated solar power (CSP) project, in the Northern Cape, was on Wednesday, 15 November, presented with a Momentum of Change award by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change...

By Wilson Johwa 2 days ago

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA
Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said on Tuesday, 14 November...

3 days ago

John Sanei
#Newsmaker: Singularity University invites John Sanei to panel

John Sanei, business innovation strategist, trend specialist, futurist and author of South African bestseller What's your moonshot?, has been invited to join Singularity University's panel of global speakers...

By Jessica Tennant 15 Nov 2017

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New initiatives in energy, water, agriculture announced at COP23

New commitments and initiatives in energy, water and agriculture sectors were announced on Friday, 10 November, at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP23) in Bonn...

15 Nov 2017

Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee
Oil and gas tax needs tweaks, not overhaul, says Davis Tax Committee

No major changes to the existing fiscal regime for the oil and gas industry have been proposed by the Davis Tax Committee...

By Linda Ensor 15 Nov 2017

#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way
#WindAc 2017: Transition to renewables well under way

Today saw the start of WindAc Africa 2017 - the annual "academic hour for wind power" hosted by the South African Wind Energy Association...

By Sindy Peters 14 Nov 2017

EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy
EnergyDrive truck arrives in EC to share benefits of using renewable energy

The EnergyDrive truck, a custom-built vehicle, recently took to the Eastern Cape to teach learners about the benefits and uses of renewable energy technologies...

10 Nov 2017

Photo:Club of Mozambique
Sasol urged to cut new licence deal in Maputo

Civil society organisations have called for Sasol to renegotiate the terms of its Mozambican licences, based on research concluding that it is paying too little for the gas it is extracting...

By Charlotte Mathews 3 Nov 2017

Chris Bredenhann, PwC Africa oil & gas advisory leader
Time to reimagine Africa's oil & gas industry

The low oil price, competition for revenue growth and local talent, together with new expectations from investors and regulators has created an environment in the oil & gas industry ripe for disruption...

2 Nov 2017

Dan Matjila, CEO: Public Investment Corporation. Photo: African Business Magazine
PIC to rethink stakes in state-owned enterprises

The PIC has put Eskom on terms to install a new board by the end of November and is reviewing the basis on which it invests in all SOEs...

2 Nov 2017

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Renergen to focus on its Tetra 4 project in SA rather than Ivory Coast

Natural gas developer Renergen will stop funding a hydro-electric project in Ivory Coast so that it can focus on its Tetra 4 project in SA...

By Charlotte Mathews 1 Nov 2017

Matshela Koko, suspended Eskom CEO. Picture: Netwerk24
New evidence leader in the Koko hearing

Advocate Cassim Moosa has been appointed as evidence leader in the the disciplinary hearing of suspended Eskom executive Matshela Koko...

27 Oct 2017

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#MTBPS2017: SOEs continue to drain state coffers

The spectre of state capture, mismanagement and poor governance of key SOEs remain the Achilles heel of South Africa's public finances...

26 Oct 2017

Paul Fitzsimons, GIBB power and energy services sector general manager.
No silver bullet in SA's energy mix debate

There is no objective truth when it comes to determining the ideal energy mix for South Africa...

By Paul Fitzsimons 25 Oct 2017

#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities
#GBCSA2017: The potential for buildings to become mini utilities

The future of large public utilities, such as Eskom, is uncertain...

By Sindy Peters 20 Oct 2017

Eskom's Matshela Koko's fate to be decided this week
Eskom's Matshela Koko's fate to be decided this week

The fate of suspended acting group CEO of Eskom Matshela Koko will be decided this week as his disciplinary inquiry got under way late on Wednesday afternoon...

19 Oct 2017

Does South Africa's renewable energy plan signify progress or regression?
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 17 Oct 2017

Matshela Koko, suspended CEO of Eskom
Shambles at Eskom panel

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

By Kyle Cowan 17 Oct 2017

Russian PM talks up Morocco gas projects
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
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
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
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 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 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
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?
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

Minister of public enterprises, Lynne Brown. Photo: SA Breaking News
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
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
'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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