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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.
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC
SAIIA
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to go to the polls to elect a new leader to succeed President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate expires on 19 December. This should have happened...
 
 
04 Nov 2016
 
GCIS: Launch of Ngwaabe Integrated Energy Centre
STATEMENT
Energy Minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, today launched the Ngwaabe Integrated Energy Centre (IEC) at Feta-Kgomo Greater Tubatse Municipality. The  Centre was launched in partnership with Shell SA...
 
 
26 Sep 2016
 
 
 
Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets
RECOMMENDATION
Africa has abundant renewable energy resources. Traditionally reliant on hydropower, the continent is turning to solar photovoltaics (PV) to bolster energy security and support rapid economic...
 
 
06 May 2016
 
We need to create a twenty-first century economy
LOW-CARBON FUTURE
We are in an interrugnam, as Marxists would say. We are stuck in a nineteenth- or twentieth-century-type economic model that sits in the way of doing things in South Africa and contrasts with a...
 
 
26 Apr 2016
 
Africa 2030: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future (April 2016)
RECOMMENDATION
African countries need to meet fast-growing energy demand and extend modern energy services to more communities while also improving people’s health and ensuring long-term sustainability. The...
 
 
14 Apr 2016
 
Renewable Energy Targets Will Not Be Derailed By Nuclear Energy
WERKSMANS ATTORNEYS
The focus on nuclear energy and the nuclear new build programme in recent times has led to the fear and perception that nuclear will derail the renewable energy targets. The derailment of renewable...
 
 
15 Mar 2016
 
Why South Africa is finding it difficult to wean itself off coal
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa has made domestic and international commitments to climate change mitigation. But the country continues to depend on coal-fired power plants, which provide 92% of its electricity. A...
 
 
29 Jan 2016
 
South Africa must shift its research focus from fossil fuels to renewables
THE CONVERSATION
Renewable energy makes up a very small part of South Africa’s energy mix. This needs to be improved as the country’s reliance on coal is still very high. An increase in renewable usage will result...
 
 
15 Oct 2015
 
 
 
US energy expert urges South African policymakers to cater for ‘disruptive’ technologies
ENERGY POLICY
The head of US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has cautioned South African policymakers to cater for the emergence of “disruptive” energy technologies while still...
 
 
14 Oct 2015
 
 
 
SE4All Africa Hub Annual Report (October 2015)
RECOMMENDATION
The Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Africa Hub launched on Tuesday, October 13 in Abidjan its Annual Report for 2014-2015, which outlines the progress made to date in helping the 44 partner...
 
 
09 Oct 2015
 
Smaller African cities need sustainable energy intervention
THE CONVERSATION
Africa is experiencing a massive flow of people into urban areas. This is happening in major urban centres such as Lagos, Accra and Dar es Salaam as well as in smaller and secondary cities. The...
 
 
05 Jun 2015
 
 
 
NUMSA: Electricity crisis conference declaration
STATEMENT
1.    Introduction: We, as representatives of trade unions that organise in the energy sector and delegates from communities that are struggling around outages, loadshedding, high electricity...
 
 
23 Oct 2014
 
Energy poverty and under-five mortality in Nigeria: Is there a link?
CONSULTANCY AFRICA INTELLIGENCE
Energy poverty (2) is a prominent socio-economic concern in Nigeria and has been described by Horton as “a hugely neglected determinant of human health.”(3) He further suggests that international...
 
 
05 Jun 2014
 
 
 
 
 
Renewables 2014 Global Status Report (June 2014)
ENERGY
The number of developing countries with policies in place to support renewable energy has increased six-fold in just eight years, resulting in one-fifth of the world’s power production now coming...
 
 
 
                       
 
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