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Dan Etete, Nigeria's former minister of petroleum resources
Two oil giants could face trial in Italy over Nigerian deal

A Milan court is to decide whether to go ahead with criminal proceedings against Shell and ENI over rights to a Nigerian oilfield...

By Jan-Philipp Scholz 3 days ago

Boris Dzhingarov
Solar energy for Zambia can end poverty in sub-Saharan Africa

When electricity reaches Zambia through the solar market, we could see a dramatic decrease in poverty and a surge in creative entrepreneurs contributing to a thriving economy...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Apr 2017

Koeberg's Unit 2 undergoing routine maintenance
Koeberg's Unit 2 undergoing routine maintenance

Koeberg power station has shut down its Unit 2 for routine maintenance after a record uninterrupted run of 492 days...

19 Apr 2017

Kagera River. Source: wikipedia
80mw power project to benefit three countries

Over 7,000 households in Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi are set to benefit from 80 megawatts of electricity from the Rusumo Falls hydro-electric project...

By Alvar Mwakyusa 18 Apr 2017

Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN
Record amount of renewables capacity added in 2016: UN

The world added a record 138.5-gigawatts of renewable power capacity in 2016 despite a 23% drop in investment, reflecting the falling cost of clean energy, the UN announced on Thursday, 6 April...

10 Apr 2017

Eskom and Botswana Power Corporation sign supply deal
Eskom and Botswana Power Corporation sign supply deal

Eskom has signed a three-year deal with Botswana Power Corporation to supply electricity...

6 Apr 2017

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Reliance receives go-ahead for R250m Waste to Energy project

Reliance has received the go-ahead for the first-of-its-kind R250 million Waste to Energy project in the Paarl region to generate energy from organic waste, create jobs, rebuild depleted agricultural soils and more...

5 Apr 2017

CER challenges IRP after cabinet reshuffle
CER challenges IRP after cabinet reshuffle

The battle lines are even clearer between vested interest in coal and nuclear and the renewable energy supporters in South Africa after the cabinet reshuffle...

4 Apr 2017

Mmamoloko Kubayi, minister of energy
Zuma pulls the plug on energy minister

The energy minister was among those axed in President Jacob Zuma's epic cabinet reshuffle..

31 Mar 2017

Source: Eskom
Eskom fires supplier over bad coal

Eskom has terminated its contract with a major supplier for consistently delivering poor-quality coal...

29 Mar 2017

African shifts towards small-scale power generation
African shifts towards small-scale power generation

The emerging trend in the African energy sector is a shift away from utility-scale developments to community-sized generation projects...

28 Mar 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 2017

Solar technology applied in an ingenious way
Solar technology applied in an ingenious way

A solar power system was considered the logical way in which to provide electricity to power the irrigation pumps on a new macadamia farm on the outskirts of Hazyview, Mpumalanga...

27 Mar 2017

Source: Nampower
Eskom and NamPower sign electricity deal

Eskom and NamPower, have signed a five-year firm electricity sales agreement...

27 Mar 2017

Eskom to sell power to Zim, despite $40m unpaid bill
Eskom to sell power to Zim, despite $40m unpaid bill

Eskom is attempting to flog excess power to Zimbabwe, despite the fact that its northern neighbour owes more than $40m in unpaid electricty bills...

24 Mar 2017

Eskom completes Majuba repair
Eskom completes Majuba repair

In 2014, in the midst of loadshedding, poor leadership and serious delays in the construction of two of its new-build power stations, a coal silo collapse at the Majuba power station simply added to Eskom's woes...

22 Mar 2017

Jacques Roux, CEO: Oakbay Resources. Source:
Oakbay Resources CEO resigns

Oakbay Resources and Energy, owned by the Gupta family, announced that Jacques Roux had resigned as CEO of the company with effect from March 31...

16 Mar 2017

Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear
Eskom, Coega sign agreement on nuclear

Eskom and the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) have signed a collaborative agreement on South Africa's nuclear new build programme...

16 Mar 2017

Stephen du Preez
Is industrial IT the next wave for Africa?

Kenya is on the cusp of real growth and innovation. In fact, according to the African Economic Outlook in 2015, East Africa was again the continent's fastest-growing region...

By Stephen du Preez 15 Mar 2017

Source:
Call for oil firms to move to troubled Niger fields

The Nigerian government has called for major oil companies to move their offices to the Niger delta region, to stem unrest in the oil-rich area...

14 Mar 2017

Source:
ELA wins Thabametsi green lawsuit

ELA has won its lawsuit against the environmental authorisation of a new coal-fired power station, scoring a major victory for the climate change cause...

8 Mar 2017

Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case
Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case

Judgment in South Africa's first climate change case around the impact of proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station in Limpopo was reserved last week...

6 Mar 2017

Nigeria top African oil producer for 2016
Nigeria top African oil producer for 2016

Several factors have contributed to Nigeria overtaking Angola as the continent's biggest producer last year...

3 Mar 2017

Court outcome will dictate SA's commitment to Paris Agreement
Court outcome will dictate SA's commitment to Paris Agreement

The practical consequences of the Paris Agreementmay soon be better understood as an application regarding climate change is being heard in the Pretoria High Court...

By Sandra Gore and Alecia Pienaar 2 Mar 2017

ELA goes to court over Thabametsi's environmental impact
ELA goes to court over Thabametsi's environmental impact

ELA argues that Thabametsi power station did not adequately assess the climate change impact of the facility...

1 Mar 2017

Source: GE Steam Power Systems
Meet the driving force behind Kusile's unique desulphurisation plant

Nthabiseng Kubheka runs the construction of a critical piece of the Kusile Power Station...

By Dorothy Pomerantz 28 Feb 2017

Boris Dzhingarov
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

Future Energy to address Africa's power potential
Future Energy to address Africa's power potential

Regional power events in Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, in order to reflect the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent...

24 Feb 2017

Nersa approves 2.2% Eskom tariff increase
Nersa approves 2.2% Eskom tariff increase

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has allowed Eskom to raise tariffs by 2.2% in the 2017/18 financial year...

24 Feb 2017

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