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For now, only those who can afford it will be able to escape the power cuts. Shutterstock/ Arnold Petersen
Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five yearsArticle

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

Minister of environment, forestry and fisheries, Barbara Creecy
Transitioning away from coalArticle

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

Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdowns
Air pollution kills thousands in megacities despite Covid lockdownsArticle

Air pollution caused tens of thousands of deaths in the world's five most populous cities last year despite coronavirus lockdowns...

Michael Taylor 18 Feb 2021

IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recovery
IMF's new policy at odds with green Covid-19 recoveryArticle

A new review of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) most recent economic policy advice for five countries with ongoing coal sector expansions show it is green-lighting fossil fuel expansion...

9 Oct 2020

Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy Holdings
Stanlib acquires stake in Mulilo Energy HoldingsArticle

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

25 Aug 2020

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The case for turning South Africa's coal fields into a renewable energy hubArticle

South Africa is currently one of the world's largest carbon emitters. And it's increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn't contributing as much as it could to the international fight against global warming and climate change...

Hartmut Winkler 26 May 2020

Kendal Power Station
DEFF orders Eskom to shut down Kendal unitsArticle

Eskom has been ordered by the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to stop operations at Unit 1 or 5 of the Kendal power plant, in Mpumalanga, within 30 days because of dangerously high levels of emissions....

20 May 2020

South Africa most coal-dependent of all G20 countries
South Africa most coal-dependent of all G20 countriesArticle

South Africa's energy sector is the most coal-dependent of all the G20 countries, according to the fifth annual Brown to Green Report...

2 Dec 2019

Medupi Power Station. Photo: Wikipedia
Medupi's fourth unit is ready for commercial operation. But at what cost?Article

While Eskom hails Medupi's Unit 3 attaining commercial operation status as a major milestone, it cannot be forgotten that the power station's construction programme has been a litany of corruption, technical failures and mounting costs...

1 Jul 2019

The coal plant would be about 20km from Lamu town - a Unesco world heritage site. Shutterstock/Jen Watson
Court stops construction of Kenya's coal power plant. Here's whyArticle

Kenyan judges have stopped plans to construct the country's first ever coal-powered plant near the coastal town of Lamu, a Unesco World Heritage Site...

Moina Spooner 1 Jul 2019

Can South Africa keep the lights on? flickr/ Paul Saad
Is South Africa on the cusp of a major shift in energy policy?Article

South Africans go to the polls this year. And for the first time the country's energy future is becoming a significant subject of contestation...

Hartmut Winkler 5 Mar 2019

More than 40 people, individuals and representatives of various organisations – 350africa.org, Fossil free for South Africa, Project 90 by 2030, Green Anglicans among others – picketed at the Energy Week Gas summit at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town on Tuesday morning. Photo: Yann Macherez
Picket against new coal stations at energy summitArticle

Energy Week South Africa, an international Gas Cooperation Summit, is currently taking place at the Westin Hotel, Cape Town. The summit focus is on gas, renewable energy and black industrialists in the energy sector....

Yann Macherez 11 Dec 2018

SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report says
SA energy the dirtiest in the G20, report saysArticle

The University of Cape Town's annual Brown to Green Report found that South Africa has the highest emission intensity in the G20 power sector...

16 Nov 2018

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South Africa's new energy plan is imminent. What to look out forArticle

The South African Ministry of Energy is to release an updated electricity plan this month...

Hartmut Winkler 20 Aug 2018

New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'
New air quality rules may curb Eskom's 'head-in-the-sand strategy'Article

Eskom has thus far been let off the hook by government...

27 Jun 2018

Eskom’s pilot wind-farm facility at Klipheuwel. The utility must seriously consider in-house renewable projects.
Why South Africa's power utility should boost its output of in-house renewablesArticle

South Africa has exceptionally favourable conditions for solar and wind power generation...

Hartmut Winkler 9 Apr 2018

Civil society group to challenge coal power plant bids
Civil society group to challenge coal power plant bidsArticle

When the public hearings for the generation licence applications by the two preferred bidders under the first bid window of the coal baseload IPP take place, various civil society organisations will be there...

20 Mar 2018

Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie Burger
Securing a future for fashion - in conversation with Jackie BurgerArticle

The word 'pollution' may conjure up images of dirty waterways and smog-filled city skies but seldom is it realised that the clothing on our backs may be the product of a dirty and dehumanising supply chain...

Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Mar 2018

Bhavtik Vallabhjee, head: power, utilities & infrastructure – advisory coverage at Barclays Africa
#BizTrends2018: Five energy investment opportunities to look out forArticle

The power and energy sector is a critical driver of African growth and development...

Bhavtik Vallabhjee 6 Jan 2018

China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: report
China backs hundreds of global coal power projects: reportArticle

Chinese companies are planning or constructing hundreds of coal-fired power projects around the world, even as Beijing talks up its commitment to fighting climate change...

6 Jul 2017

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa
Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South AfricaArticle

South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with the developers of new renewable energy power stations...

Hartmut Winkler 28 Jun 2017

Reducing gas and coal plant emissions
Reducing gas and coal plant emissionsArticle

A global analysis found that CO2 emissions from coal and gas plants can be reduced by 10% - the equivalent of removing 95% of cars off US roads...

3 Jan 2017

SA's new energy plan sparks strong emotions. Here's why...
SA's new energy plan sparks strong emotions. Here's why...Article

The long-awaited updated South African IRP has been released for comment...

Hartmut Winkler 30 Nov 2016

The nexus between water, energy, food and the macro-environment
The nexus between water, energy, food and the macro-environmentArticle

With South Africa being a water-stressed country and the recent drought propelling the country into a panic, there is an evident necessity for more efficient application of water conservation and management...

Zamanzima Mazibuko 14 Jun 2016

New coal-fired power stations challenged
New coal-fired power stations challengedArticle

While most of SA's attention is focused on Medupi and Kusile, little has been paid to the additional 2500MW of privately owned coal-fired electricity that the government has planned...

11 Mar 2016

Thirsty Energy highlighted at African Utility Week
Thirsty Energy highlighted at African Utility WeekArticle

Dr Diego J. Rodriguez returns to African Utility Week as a featured speaker and panel moderator in the event's water conference...

25 Jan 2016

Google data centre to rise in former power plant
Google data centre to rise in former power plantArticle

Google on Wednesday, 24 June, announced it will convert a former coal-burning power plant in Alabama into a data centre using renewable energy...

26 Jun 2015

Necsa unpacks the benefits of nuclear energy
Necsa unpacks the benefits of nuclear energyArticle

From his office in the administration building, Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa's (Necsa) Corporate Services Group Executive Ambassador Xolisa Mabhongo can sometimes glimpse wildlife criss-crossing the reserve that encircles South Africa's only dedicated nuclear research facility...

Sulaiman Philip 10 Dec 2014

General Electric seeks new sectors in SA
General Electric seeks new sectors in SAArticle

General Electric (GE)‚ which is supplying a total of 376 locomotives to Transnet‚ is looking for opportunities in other sectors in SA‚ including healthcare and energy.

Nick Hedley 30 Sep 2014

Louise Burgers
The conscious brand is the futureBlog post

We’ve gone from ‘save the whales’ to ‘save our planet’ in a short space of time. We’ve been told most of our household cleaning products and the ingredients in much of our processed food are giving us cancer, and that our rampant consumerism is to blame for everything else. So where does this leave our industry?

Louise Burgers 26 Oct 2009

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