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Youth brings a fresh perspective to the renewable energy sector

The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt another harsh blow South Africa's already untenable youth unemployment rate, which reached 58.1% in the last quarter of 2019.

2 Jul 2020

Wind and hydrogen have the power to drive exports market

South Africa can lay the foundations for a new power export market by coupling its renewable energy economic stimulus to non-electricity prospects..

1 Jul 2020

Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections...

By Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

Further developments to the carbon tax framework

On 19 June 2020, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, finalised the next set of regulatory mechanisms applicable to the Carbon Tax Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Gillian Niven 26 Jun 2020

Without flexibility, the energy revolution in Africa will not take place

It is no longer arguable that the energy transition integrating renewable energies into the grid is a reality that is unfolding globally...

By Ville Rimali 25 Jun 2020

A greener, more resilient and just recovery for South Africa, post Covid-19

An important window of opportunity exists during the development of South Africa's Covid-19 recovery plans to drive a simultaneous transition to a sustainable, inclusive, resilient, just and resource-efficient society...

By Henk Sa 25 Jun 2020

Locally manufactured transformer arrives at Perdekraal East Wind Farm

The arrival of Perdekraal East Wind Farm's main transformer marked a major milestone in the construction process...

24 Jun 2020

Don't dismiss Africa's voice in the energy debate

As African oil and gas countries struggle with Covid-19's devastating impact on demand, two international groups seem to be celebrating it...

By NJ Ayuk 24 Jun 2020

Wind power in SA's post-Covid economic recovery

The South African government needs to accelerate the implementation of its renewable-energy-heavy Integrated Resource Plan 2019 (IRP 2019) as part of the country's post-Covid-19 economic recovery package...

22 Jun 2020

Energy storage technology will make blackouts in Africa ancient history

How can African countries build an electrical system that can both integrate a large amount of inexpensive, but intermittent, renewable energy, while at the same time ensure resiliency for the continent's blackout-prone grids?

By Risto Paldanius 17 Jun 2020

How West Africa can expand power supply and meet climate goals

Not too long ago, when the idea of solar and wind energy was still hotly debated, critics used to point out the limitations of these energy sources: the sun doesn't always shine and the wind doesn't always blow...

By Sebastian Sterl & Robert Brecha 5 Jun 2020

Mitigating Covid-19 risks in constructing wind farms

As South Africa enters Level 3 lockdown, sectors across the country, including wind power construction teams, are facing more stringent health and safety regulations than ever before...

3 Jun 2020

Renewables are here to stay and grow

According to the International Energy Agency, 72% of all installed power capacity globally in 2019 originated from renewable energy, and it expects it to grow in 2020, despite the pandemic...

By Nicci Botha 1 Jun 2020

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