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Powering the economy through alternative energy
Powering the economy through alternative energyArticle

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

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

Kieran Whyte, partner and head of the energy, mining and infrastructure practice, Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg,
South Africa's green hydrogen potentialArticle

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...

Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

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

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

International standardisation a vital gateway for SA exports to grow
International standardisation a vital gateway for SA exports to growArticle

As much as South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the need for South Africans to "buy local" to boost the country's ailing economy, exports remain crucial to the government's turnaround strategy...

Muhammad Ali 14 Apr 2021

Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Platinum
Public private collaboration to create a hydrogen valleyArticle

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

The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shipping
The marine sector can still work towards low carbon shippingArticle

Davey Jose, thematic analyst, disruptive technologies for HSBC Global Research Insights, explores how batteries, biofuels, hydrogen, ammonia and digitalisation can all help decarbonisation...

Dave Jose 12 Mar 2021

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SA moves to manufacture, commercialise hydrogen cell technologyArticle

South Africa is now ready to manufacture and commercialise hydrogen fuels technology, after over a decade of research and development...

19 Feb 2021

Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategy
Jaguar Land Rover introduces new global strategyArticle

The new global strategy, Reimagine, is designed to create a new benchmark in environmental, societal and community impact for a luxury business, will see Land Rover welcome six pure electric variants in the next five years.

16 Feb 2021

Koeberg nuclear power station
What is it about nuclear energy that its opponents don't want you to know?Article

The recent spate of anti-nuclear media coverage coincides with the Nersa's public consultation process on procuring 2,500MW of nuclear energy...

Des Muller 15 Feb 2021

The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisation
The legal imperative behind ESG compliance and decarbonisationArticle

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance confirmed its entrenched position at Mining Indaba Virtual 2021...

Paula-Anne Novotny, Jonathan Veeran, Gillian Niven & Kate Collier 10 Feb 2021

Tygue Theron, head of business development, Energy Partners Intelligence
#BizTrends2021: Sustainable energy evolution opens opportunities for SA businessesArticle

There were a a number of significant developments in the local energy space in 2020 and, while this sector generally tends to shift relatively slowly, 2021 is likely to bring with it some of the most progressive changes...

Tygue Theron 14 Jan 2021

Simon Webber, lead portfolio manager, Schroders
Why everyone is talking about hydrogenArticle

Renewable energy can and will decarbonise power generation. Renewable energy and batteries can and will decarbonise the automotive sector...

Simon Webber 13 Jan 2021

#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscape
#BizTrends2021: A bright horizon for South Africa's energy landscapeArticle

The recent history of South Africa's energy landscape has not been great. With poorly maintained infrastructure, delayed construction of new capacity, illegal connections and cable theft; news headlines on the topic of SA's electricity are rarely good...

Barry Bredenkamp 7 Jan 2021

Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the future
Huge 'battery warehouses' could be the energy stores of the futureArticle

One of the world's largest battery storage projects will be built on the banks of the River Thames in Essex, after the UK government recently granted permission...

Andrew Cruden 28 Dec 2020

How to keep your hair happy over the holiday season
How to keep your hair happy over the holiday seasonArticle

The holiday season means that you're about to take a deserved break from all the stresses the year has brought you, and so should your hair. Reneé Potgieter offers her top tips on how to keep your hair happy and healthy over the holiday season...

23 Dec 2020

Hyundai, Ineos sign MoU to accelerate global hydrogen economy
Hyundai, Ineos sign MoU to accelerate global hydrogen economyArticle

Hyundai Motor Company and Ineos recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore new opportunities that will accelerate the global hydrogen economy...

25 Nov 2020

Enterprises UP partakes in empowering TVET students in hydrogen fuel cell systems
Enterprises UP partakes in empowering TVET students in hydrogen fuel cell systemsArticle

The Energy and Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA), Enterprises University of Pretoria (Enterprises UP) will train Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college graduates in hydrogen fuel cell systems...

Issued by Enterprises University of Pretoria 24 Nov 2020

Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to change
Ships moved more than 11bn tonnes of our stuff around the globe last year, and it's killing the climate. This week is a chance to changeArticle

It's high time the international shipping industry radically curbed its emissions. The industry must set a net-zero target and adopt a realistic plan to meet it...

Christiaan De Beukelaer 18 Nov 2020

Niveshen Govender, CEO, Sapvia
Renewable energy's role in rebuilding our economyArticle

While much has been said about how renewables will help to bolster our economy, it is not the silver bullet that will address all our developmental challenges.

9 Nov 2020

Sishen Mine. Photo: Kumba Iron Ore
Miners eye the Northern Cape's untapped potentialArticle

The largely underexplored Northern Cape province is looking very attractive to both major mining companies and juniors, delegates at the recent Joburg Indaba virtual conference heard...

26 Oct 2020

South Africans aren't being protected from fake sanitisers: what needs to be done
South Africans aren't being protected from fake sanitisers: what needs to be doneArticle

Concern has been growing about safety issues related to hand sanitisers, and South Africa has been behind the curve in putting in place measures to ensure products are safe...

Lise Korsten 21 Oct 2020

Is there a future for electric vehicles in South Africa?
Is there a future for electric vehicles in South Africa?Article

Electric vehicles are poised to capture 32% of global market share of new car sales by 2030. However, according to forecasts, South Africa unfortunately lags behind this global trend...

13 Oct 2020

Green recovery of air transport a priority for industry leaders
Green recovery of air transport a priority for industry leadersArticle

Despite the current crisis facing the global aviation industry, its commitment to pursuing sustainability remains strong, particularly as the sector starts to recover...

1 Oct 2020

Sani-Med offers multi-purpose virus buster
Sani-Med offers multi-purpose virus busterArticle

Since the COVID-19 pandemic struck South Africa, we have set about sanitising our hands at regular intervals, and spraying down potentially contagious items and surfaces. But all anti-viral disinfectants are not made equal...

Vanessa Rogers, Issued by Sani-Med 20 Aug 2020

Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transition
Adapt or perish: Covid-19 accelerates the energy transitionArticle

Despite the dramatic consequences Covid-19 is having on the global economy, the energy transition will be accelerated by several years as trillions of dollars are expected to flow through economic relief packages...

14 Aug 2020

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Covid-19 crisis highlights the need for renewable energy systems and a bigger role for renewablesArticle

Covid-19 has led to a global decline in electricity demand as commercial and industrial activity slows and people work from home...

22 Jul 2020

Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulation
Sappi Valida brings natural cellulose advantages to responsible, eco-friendly hand sanitiser formulationArticle

As the world emerges from various states of Covid-19 lockdown and the 'new normal' still presents many unknowns, one thing we know for sure is that it is imperative to adhere to stringent hygienic measures...

Issued by Sappi 16 Jul 2020

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solutionArticle

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 10 Jul 2020

Marubini Raphulu, CEO, Hulisani
Wind and hydrogen have the power to drive exports marketArticle

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
Post-Covid-19: Delivering sustainable energy across AfricaArticle

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...

Siyabonga Mbanjwa 30 Jun 2020

Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality Act
Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality ActArticle

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has welcomed a R3.6m fine handed to a major steel-producing company after it admitted to contravening sections of the Air Quality Act...

18 Jun 2020

Consumers are demanding next-generation facials and Skin Renewal is listening
Consumers are demanding next-generation facials and Skin Renewal is listeningArticle

Thanks to the information age, more consumers are taking it upon themselves to educate themselves about skincare...

Lestonn Lawn, Issued by Renewal Institute 27 May 2020

Tips to keeping your smartphone 'virus-free'
Tips to keeping your smartphone 'virus-free'Article

Despite people being advised to wash their hands more often, how many apply the same rigour to their smartphones?

8 Apr 2020

Dr Angela Wilkinson, secretary general of the World Energy Council
Are we heading for a modern jazz, unfinished symphony or hard rock energy transition?Article

There is no one-size-fits-all solution with energy transition, but we also don't need to reinvent the wheel every time, says Dr Angela Wilkinson, the World Energy Council (WEC) secretary general and CEO...

Nicci Botha 9 Mar 2020

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The charging challenge - gearing your fleet to go electricArticle

As pressure is put on corporates globally to becoming increasingly green, so too is the pressure mounting on fleet owners to ensure they provide the infrastructure to lead the charge on electric car charging stations...

Mohammed Sader 2 Mar 2020

New university to advance tech innovation in SA
New university to advance tech innovation in SAArticle

Higher Education, Science and Technology Minister, Blade Nzimande, has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement on the establishment of a new University of Science and Innovation...

20 Feb 2020

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Climate proofing mining operationsArticle

By nature, mining activities are resource intensive, and by coincidence they are often located in geographies particularly vulnerable to climate change...

Tycho Moncks 17 Feb 2020

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achievedArticle

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act now
South Africa has huge 'green fuels' potential. But it needs to act nowArticle

South Africa needs to seriously start thinking about shifting its energy focus. This is for two reasons...

David Richard Walwyn and Rod Crompton 10 Jan 2020

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anywayArticle

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technology
LE South Africa introduces oil-spill-eating enzyme technologyArticle

"In nature, bacteria release enzymes and biosurfactants that attack the spill. The biosurfactants emulsify the spill, breaking it down to be used as a food source for the bacteria. The end result of this process is CO2 and water."

8 Nov 2019

Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade area
Investments in rail transport essential for the success of Africa's free-trade areaArticle

Africa is on the cusp of launching a free-trade zone that could meaningfully boost economic growth and unlock the continent's vast potential...

Aubrey Lekwane 30 Oct 2019

Klipheuwel Wind Farm
Wind power is far more than just energyArticle

Energy security remains a challenge in the continent, with the average electrification rate in Africa at only about 43%. Wind power therefore could be a game changer...

17 Oct 2019

Gwede Mantashe, mineral resources and energy minister
R850m set aside for beneficiation initiativesArticle

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says R850m has been set aside to support beneficiation initiatives by science councils that will forge a developmental growth path and transform the economy...

11 Jul 2019

Winners of the 2018/19 Science Oscars
Winners of the 2018/19 Science OscarsArticle

The NSTF-South32 Awards - known as the 'Science Oscars' - were held at a prestigious gala dinner in Gauteng on Thursday, 27 June 2019...

3 Jul 2019

The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation
The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestationArticle

Demand for palm and other vegetable oils is rising sharply, raising questions about which ones will be produced, who will control their production and sale, and where they will be grown...

Jean-Marc Roda 2 Jul 2019

Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energy
Black plastic can't be recycled - but we've just found a way to use the carbon in renewable energyArticle

The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use...

Alvin Orbaek White 18 Jun 2019

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energyArticle

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

SA's energy supply from Cahora Bassa dam in Mozambique was interrupted by Cyclone Idai
Renewables: The cheaper, cleaner choice for SAArticle

Phasing out coal in the power sector by 2040 would allow SA to fulfil its commitment to the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2°C without significant impact on the economy...

1 Apr 2019

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