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Powering the economy through alternative energy

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

Emerging hydrogen industry can help tackle climate change, but complex risks need managing

Hydrogen is predicted to play a leading role in the energy transition towards a low-carbon economy. As an alternative to fossil fuels like oil and coal, it could be key for tackling climate change in future...

29 Apr 2021

Lomas arrested in Eskom corruption case

Former Eskom contractor, Michael Lomas, was arrested by the United Kingdom authorities on 15 April in connection with R745m Kusile power station corruption case...

26 Apr 2021

South Africa's green hydrogen potential

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

By Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

More coal-fired power or 100% renewables? For the next few decades, both paths are wrong

The big question facing Australia's National Electricity Market is how to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 without disrupted energy supplies or skyrocketing prices....

22 Apr 2021

Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approach

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

By NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Eskom hopes to raise R2bn by selling non-core properties

Eskom has sold off two of its non-core properties to the Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation as part of its efforts to raise more than R2bn.

13 Apr 2021

Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

By Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

Public private collaboration to create a hydrogen valley

The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is collaborating with companies in the energy sector to carry out a feasibility study to create a hydrogen valley...

1 Apr 2021

Where a global carbon tax meets a just energy transition

More than half of African companies are delaying their energy transition targets, leaving them in danger of missing the Paris Agreement target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050...

1 Apr 2021

Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021

Transitioning away from coal

In an effort to move away from using coal to produce power, South Africa has embarked on a process of repurposing retiring coal power plants by adding solar photovoltaic (PV) and batteries...

25 Mar 2021

RMIPPPP floating power stations raise questions on carbon emissions

Questions have been raised around governments' reasoning to include three Karpowership floating power plants to provide part of the 2,000MW tendered under the RMIPPPP....

24 Mar 2021




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