Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Madagascar: How to futureproof energy projects in face of political uncertainty

Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
Madagascar's indigenous forests are being stripped to meet energy needs. Photo: Greentumble
[Nicci Botha] 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...

Posted 6 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic development

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
[Nicci Botha] South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

Posted 7 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Renewables will fuel the 4th Industrial Revolution

Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
Michael Power, strategist: Investec Asset Management. Photo: Funds Society
[Nicci Botha] The two great disruptions happening in the world economy are the rise of China and renewable energy (RE)...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Renewables, sustainability and singing in the car

Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso
[Nicci Botha] Nomzamo Landingwe Macoso is broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) strategist at Nordex Acciona Wind Power...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: A burning desire to deliver meaningful green energy projects

Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab
[Nicci Botha] Delivering green energy to Africa while working in a dynamic team, and making real positive changes in rural communities are the things that make Katherine Persson, general manager: Windlab, tick...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: Be uncompromising, unwavering & unapologetic about gender inequality

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO, Aurora Wind Power
Tebogo Movundlela, CEO, Aurora Wind Power
[Nicci Botha] Tebogo Movundlela has been involved in the renewable energy sector since 2013. She was intimately involved in the construction of the West Coast 1 - 94MW windfarm...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#WomensMonth: A passion for people

Veronique Isaacs
Veronique Isaacs
[Nicci Botha] Veronique Isaacs is passionate about developing people. She is determined that every community project surrounding renewable power plants is purposefully designed...

Posted 10 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Energy transition's impact on jobs needs standardised metrics

Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
Grové Steyn, managing director of Meridian Economics
[Nicci Botha] In March this year the National Union of Metal Workers went to court to prevent the energy minister from signing the much-delayed renewable energy purchase agreements on the basis that there would be huge job losses...

Posted 11 months ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth

#AUW2018: The case against renewables for economic growth
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[Nicci Botha] Relying on renewable energy sources if South Africa wants to achieve sustainable economic development is a bad idea, according independent economic consultant, Rob Jeffrey...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?

Is there something more sinister behind the latest PPA delay?
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[Nicci Botha] The much-anticipated signing of South Africa's renewables power purchase agreements (PPAs) has once again been delayed. This time by an application for an interdict to prevent the contracts being concluded...

Posted 1 year ago | Like
Siyabonga Mbanjwa
SOUTH AFRICA
Making the case for CSP in SA's energy mix

Siyabonga Mbanjwa, MD of Sener Southern Africa
Siyabonga Mbanjwa, MD of Sener Southern Africa
[Siyabonga Mbanjwa] In the past few months, the role of renewable energy has become a subject of intense debate...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?

Is nuke deal behind Eskom's filibusting on renewable PPAs?[Nicci Botha] The oh-so-delayed signing of PPAs between Eskom and renewable power producers has been postponed again...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
SOUTH AFRICA
How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] 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...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Boris Dzhingarov
SOUTH AFRICA
How to make your office more eco-friendly - Monetary Library

Boris Dzhingarov[Boris Dzhingarov] Environmental challenges are something that is facing many businesses across the world and here in South Africa is no different...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Solar costs at an all-time low, despite what Eskom claims

Source: Solar Capital
Source: Solar Capital
[Nicci Botha] Cost and climate change has put the spotlight on renewable energy, but are these solutions realistic and affordable?...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Eskom's anti-green stance and other agendas

Eskom's anti-green stance and other agendas
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[Nicci Botha] Report after report tells us coal is doomed, yet Eskom keeps on perpetuating the myth that renewables aren't sustainable...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
Making sense of energy in a chaotic environment

Ingula pumped storage scheme. Image: Eskom
Ingula pumped storage scheme. Image: Eskom
[Nicci Botha] The economic outlook isn't great, the GDP growth is almost non-existent and urbanisation is on the increase, all putting strain on an already stretched infrastructure...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nicci Botha
SOUTH AFRICA
#SOGA16: DBSA's multi-billion rand investments in renewables

#SOGA16: DBSA's multi-billion rand investments in renewables[Nicci Botha] The DBSA has provided R2,167bn to community participation in various renewable energy projects...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#DesignMonth: Mobile, solar-powered energy solution seeks funding

#DesignMonth: Mobile, solar-powered energy solution seeks funding[Sindy Peters] The Greenerator aims to solve the perpetual power deficiency in Africa...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Sindy Peters
SOUTH AFRICA
#DesignMonth: Reimagining energy storage with LiGE

#DesignMonth: Reimagining energy storage with LiGE[Sindy Peters] The technology used to produce renewable energy has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last 10 years, providing a greater output at lower costs. Energy storage, on the other hand, has been a persistent bugbear. LiGE believes it has the answer...

Posted 3 years ago | Like