Energy

A snapshot of SA energy regulatory framework

The building stock in the world consumes approximately 40% of the energy and emits one third of the total greenhouse gases emissions (GHG).

Property owners eye energy alternatives

Architects and property developers across african countries have started 'thinking green' when they plan new developments by employing renewal energy sources.

Nuclear technology a boon for industry development

Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has encouraged South African industry to make use of nuclear technology in order to stay competitive and innovative.

Energy resources key for SA’s economic growth

South Africa intends to develop renewable energy resources not only to diversify energy mix, without preferring one energy carrier over another, but also to take full advantage of endowment in other natural resources, according to Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.

Google pumps R103m into Northern Cape solar energy project

Internet giant Google yesterday announced its first renewable energy investment in Africa: R103 million ($12 million USD) investment in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape.

No load shedding plans says Government

Government says there are no plans for load-shedding this winter, but officials have urged South Africans to save as much electricity as possible.

Gigaba says Eskom tariff hikes necessary

Eskom's request for a 16% tariff increase from the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) was a necessity, said Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba on Tuesday.

South Africa could increase its Nuclear Power output

Cabinet has endorsed the proposed phased decision making approach for the implementation of South Africa's nuclear build with Eskom involved in proceedings, Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane said on Thursday.

DBSA funds R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects

The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved loan facilities of R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects, the development finance institution reported on Monday.

South Africa unveils first solar plant in Ekurhuleni

South Africa has unveiled first solar power plant, situated at the environmentally friendly OR Tambo Precinct, produces about 200 kW of electricity through 860 PV (photovoltaic) solar panels on 2,500 m² of land.

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