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The positive impacts of a future low-carbon energy sector

South Africa is more and more committed to transitioning to a clean energy system to address climate change and ensure a secure and reliable access to electricity to its citizens...

1 day ago

Kangnas Wind Farm energises main transformer

The 140MW Kangnas Wind Farm, on the outskirts of Springbok, successfully energised its main transformer this week...

1 day ago

Sawea, Sapvia launch skills development programme

Two of the renewable sector's representative bodies have collaborated to launch an innovative programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure South Africa reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy...

22 Sep 2020

New study: Solar power tower has less impact on bird populations than expected

After completing the first birdlife-focused study at South Africa's only concentrating solar power tower, HP van Heerden says that it is possible to reduce the impact...

16 Sep 2020

Energy developments bode well for renewables

While the country continues to struggle with the crippling effects of prolonged load shedding, recent indicators point to a light at the end of the tunnel that is lit by renewable energy...

14 Sep 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy...

By John Yeld 9 Sep 2020

How we should be fighting Eskom's massive debt

The effective end of South Africa's Covid-19 lockdown has been compounded by the resumption of rolling blackouts, or load shedding to use the government's double speak...

7 Sep 2020

Fossil fuel-based energy mix remains a challenge for South Africa

The main challenge facing South Africa is its fossil fuel-based energy mix that is heavily dependent on the mining industry for supplying coal and employment opportunities...

By Paul Nel 3 Sep 2020

86MW Droogfontein 2 Solar Park begins full operation

The Droogfontein 2 Solar Park situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and commercial operation...

2 Sep 2020

#WomensMonth: Grab the opportunities of a new industry

The renewable energy field is relatively young and presents great opportunities for women to take up spaces in numerous roles within the industry - from development to technical and even operations management...

31 Aug 2020

Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings

Stanlib Infrastructure Investments has acquired a 10% equity stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings, a R1.8bn privately owned renewable energy developer...

25 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Costs and climate change response enhance growth in RE space

With the decreasing costs of the renewable energy technologies, the industry is growing at an rapid rate and these technologies are of late considered the least-cost option in the power sector....

By Nicci Botha 20 Aug 2020

Africa's economic prosperity depends on inclusive energy mix

Energy sustainability is not just an opportunity to transform societies and grow economies, it is also a necessity - a prerequisite to meet Africa's growing energy demand and to reduce the global carbon footprint...

19 Aug 2020

Covid-19 heats up energy transition in Africa

Covid-19 has amplified the existential crisis facing the fossil fuel industries, and has potentially accelerated the global transition to cleaner energies, with far-reaching consequences for economies in sub-Saharan Africa...

18 Aug 2020

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