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19 May 2017
 
 
DoE: Mmamoloko Kubayi: Address by Minster of Energy, during the Department of Energy budget vote for 2017/18, Parliament, Cape Town (19/05/2017)
Energy
We would have loved to receive more in light of our work, however we understand the constraints of the fiscal capability.
 
 
13 May 2017
 
 
 
DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update
ELECTRICITY
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the April 26 ruling of the Western Cape High Court, which declared the processes hitherto used to procure new...
 
 
05 May 2017
 
NUMSA: Irvin Jim on NUMSA demands a socially owned energy renewables program
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) notes the decision of the Western Cape High Court which found that government’s deals with various countries on nuclear energy are...
 
 
Political entrepreneurship in the energy sector
lOW-CARBON FUTURE
The expediency for rent-seeking that comes with large capital infrastructure projects is always lurking behind the scenes. The extent to which long fingers can grab as much as possible is largely...
 
 
03 May 2017
 
Zuma’s nuclear plans have been thwarted – for now
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
It’s been another not-so-good week and a bit for South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma. Apart from being booed at the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) May Day rally on Sunday, he’s...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
SACP: SACP on Western Cape High Court judgement
STATEMENT
The South African Communist Party welcomes the Western Cape High Court ruling on the nuclear energy build programme. The SACP supports our country’s shift to an energy mix in principle, but is...
 
 
25 Apr 2017
 
 
 
End to Eskom ‘stalemate’ will unleash wind market in 2017 – GWEC
WIND ENERGY
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) expects a recovery in the deployment of wind projects in South Africa, following a hiatus in 2016 brought about by Eskom’s refusal to enter into power purchase...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
DA: Gordon Mackay says delay in signing of renewables contracts a massive blow to investor confidence
STATEMENT
The DA will write to the new Minister of Energy, Mmamoloko Kubayi, to call on her to urgently set a new deadline for the signing of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for the Renewable Energy...
 
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
 
REmap 2030: Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian Federation (working paper)
RECOMMENDATION
The Russian Federation has set out to increase and diversify its use of renewables, particularly for power generation. Under current plans and policies, renewables would reach nearly 5% of total...
 
 
DoE: Team Energy welcomes new Minister of Energy Mmamoloko Kubayi
STATEMENT
Speaking at a Ministerial meet and greet session with Departmental staff for Minister Kubayi, Deputy Minister Ambassador Thembisile Majola, and Director-General , Mr Thabane Zulu welcomed Ms...
 
 
04 Apr 2017
 
 
 
‘No firm decisions’ on nuclear, Gigaba insists as he seeks to soothe post-junk anxieties
NUCLEAR
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has reiterated South Africa’s stance that the proposed nuclear programme be implemented only at a “pace and scale” that is affordable and denied that any “firm...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
STATEMENT
Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Prospects: Indonesia
RECOMMENDATION
Indonesia is the largest country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), accounting for around two fifths of the region’s energy consumption. Energy demand across the country’s more...
 
 
 
                       
 
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