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26 May 2017
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04 May 2017
Randgold’s best first quarter in five years – Bristow
Gold mining company Randgold Resources has recorded substantially higher profit in the three months to March than in the corresponding first-quarter period last year. “This is probably the best...
10 Apr 2017
Kenya’s budget speech: Do claims about power, investment & roads add up?
As the keeper of Kenya’s public purse, cabinet secretary Henry Rotich explained to the National Assembly on 30 March how the hundreds of billions in Kenya’s 2017/18 budget will be disbursed. He...
05 Apr 2017
REmap 2030: Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian Federation (working paper)
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...
09 Dec 2016
Zambia eyes energy diversification, reviews South Africa's progress
Zambia has started reviewing its options to reverse the country's current energy constraints and diversify its own energy mix, leaving no viable potential initiatives off the table as it seeks to...
05 Dec 2016
Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC
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...
22 Nov 2016
Dismissive of 2037 nuclear timeline in IRP base case, Eskom to release RFP by year-end
State-owned power utility Eskom indicated on Tuesday that it planned to move ahead with a controversial request for proposals (RFP) for nuclear before the end of 2016, despite the base case in a...
09 Nov 2016
Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America
Latin America hosts some of the world’s most dynamic renewable energy markets, with more than a quarter of primary energy coming from renewables, twice the global average. In addition to the...
04 Nov 2016
The order is fading
A line from American folk singer Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic ‘The Times They Are a-Changin'’ has deep resonance for the position the domestic and international electricity supply industry currently...
28 Oct 2016
South African IPP pioneer laments the ‘dampening effect’ of Eskom’s refusal to sign PPAs
A South African developer of medium-sized hydropower projects is increasingly turning its attention to regional opportunities, largely because of the hydrological potential to the north of the...
30 Sep 2016
Policies and regulations for private sector renewable energy mini-grids
Access to electricity is vital for socio-economic development. But power cannot be extended to everyone solely through national electricity grids. Off-grid renewable energy solutions are crucial to...
26 Sep 2016
Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets
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...
23 Sep 2016
Power trends
In light of recent disruptions in the sector, as well as sharply rising tariffs, electricity remains a hot topic in South Africa. There is an especially heated debate currently under way about what...
19 Sep 2016
Water and Sanitation holds public consultation workshop in Beaconsfield
What's On
The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) has developed a new policy on Climate Change and another on sustainable hydropower generation. The two policies have been gazetted and are open for...
07 Sep 2016
Climate Change and Hydropower generation policy review
What's On
The Department of Water and Sanitation is conducting a national public consultation session on the gazetted Climate Change and Hydropower Policies. The consultation is aimed at soliciting inputs...
05 Aug 2016
National Water Act: Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Generation: Comments invited (Gazette 40140, Notice R436)
National Water Act: Policy on Sustainable Hydropower Generation: Comments invited (Gazette 40140, Notice R436)
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