Energy & Mining Trends 2019



Learnings from the Nigerian oil & gas marginal fields experience

Marginal oil & gas fields are not particularly attractive to the major players due to their relatively small prospects, but they do offer great opportunity for smaller independent African and non-African companies...

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Oil fuels Angola's economic restructuring

President João Lourenço meant business when he promised to revamp Angola's economic engine, namely the national oil company, Sonangol...

By NJ Ayuk 10 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: What to watch out for on the global renewables scene

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. What developments we can we expect from the solar and renewable energy sectors in 2019?

By Sven Lindström 7 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Power utility model ripe for disruption

Many industry players predict the prevailing power utility business model will transform drastically between now and 2030, to a point that it may even be unrecognisable...

4 Jan 2019

Politcal uncertainty - the only Achilles heel in SA's renewables marketability

Although most G20 countries, including several emerging countries, have enhanced their conditions for investments in low-carbon energy in the past year, more has to be undertaken in order to meet the Paris climate targets...

24 Dec 2018

Brian Dames steps down from Eskom task team

Brian Dames, chief executive of African Rainbow Energy and Power, has informed President Cyril Ramaphosa that while he is prepared to serve the country, he is unable to serve on the Eskom Sustainability Task Team...

19 Dec 2018

#BestofBiz 2018: Energy & Mining

Discover the most read content on Bizcommunity's Energy & Mining site over the past year below...

18 Dec 2018

Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar has a new energy policy with the ambitious plan of providing universal access and energy security to its citizens by 2030. But this plan is not without its challenges...

By Nicci Botha 13 Dec 2018

Some take outs on carbon tax

After more than eight years in the making, South Africa's carbon tax law is expected to take effect on 1 June 2019...

By Garyn Rapson 3 Dec 2018

Government committed to growing oil, gas industry

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says his department will work towards creating an enabling environment for the oil and gas sector to be able to do business in the country. ..

30 Nov 2018

Privatisation, productivity and the potential of mini grids

To continue on the economic growth trajectory many African countries find themselves on, they need reliable, sustainable sources of energy. However, the continent finds itself trailing behind other emerging markets...

26 Nov 2018

Changing the energy landscape

The affordability and availability of renewable energy presents South Africa with a unique opportunity to cut its carbon emissions drastically,..

By James McKay 23 Nov 2018

Not enough being invested to meet energy goals

The finance required to close electricity gaps remain dramatically short of what is needed to meet global energy goals by 2030...

21 Nov 2018

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