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19 January 2017
                       
 
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Davos boosts platinum fuel cell outlook with hydrogen council launch
PLATINUM
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) offer the most natural solution for emission-free vehicles, discharging only water and requiring negligible change to current driving and...
 
 
 
 
IPPs ‘entitled’ to approach courts to force Eskom to sign PPAs
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A legal opinion secured by the South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) relating to the refusal by Eskom to conclude contracts with 37 independent power producers (IPPs) selected as preferred...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom continues with its revenue collection efforts against non-paying municipalities
STATEMENT
Eskom’s debt collection efforts continue today with the interruptions of bulk electricity supply to the North West municipalities of Naledi, Lekwa-Teemane and Kgetlengrivier, affecting the towns of...
 
 
 
 
REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation
RECOMMENDATION
Renewable energy is a fundamental and growing part of the global energy transformation. Increasingly, renewables have become the first choice for expanding, upgrading and modernising power systems...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Investment key to raising South Africa’s lagging growth potential – World Bank
ECONOMY
The World Bank says raising private investment in South Africa will be critical to increasing the country’s growth potential above its current estimate of only 1.3%, which is well below the...
 
 
 
 
Cosatu calls on govt to help municipalities indebted to Eskom
ELECTRICITY
National government has a duty to intervene and help municipalities owing billions of rands to Eskom, the Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) said on Tuesday. The federation urged government to...
 
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
Eskom happy to make some progress with municipal arrears debt
ELECTRICITY
Eskom said on Tuesday that it was making progress in recouping monies owed to it by some municipalities across the country. Municipalities in the Free State, North West, Northern Cape, Eastern Cape...
 
 
The African towns falling into decline and poverty after mining companies use resources then exit
THE COVERSATION
The town of Fria in Guinea was built around bauxite mining in 1957. It used to have good facilities: water, electricity, schools, housing and hospitals. But since the last company mining there...
 
 
Eskom: Eskom making some progress with municipal arrear debt
STATEMENT
Eskom is making some progress with collecting money owed to it by municipalities. Of the 34 municipalities scheduled for supply interruptions during the month of January, Eskom has received...
 
 
GCIS: GOGTA urges municipalities to honour their agreement with Eskom
STATEMENT
“It is important for Municipalities across the country to always service their bulk accounts so that they do not prejudice those community members within their space who pay for their services”,...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Eskom: Two municipalities in the Free State default on their agreement
STATEMENT
Eskom will interrupt electricity supply to two municipalities in the Free State Province with effect from this afternoon from 17h00 to 19h30, after they failed to honour their commitment to pay...
 
 
 
 
Three more municipalities avert power cuts
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to three more municipalities, after reaching payment agreements with them on Monday. This comes after Eskom on Sunday announced the suspension of...
 
 
Eskom suspends power cuts to five municipalities
ELECTRICITY
Eskom said on Monday it was suspending planned power cuts to five defaulting municipalities after receiving payments and agreeing on payment plans with them, but the power utility warned it still...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Eskom: Eskom suspends supply interruptions to 5 municipalities who have paid
STATEMENT
Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to five municipalities and confirms that payments have been received and payment plans agreed upon with Nketoana, Nala, Tokologo, and Mantsopa...
 
 
 
                       
 
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