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11 Apr 2017
 
 
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...
 
 
07 Apr 2017
 
Manage the transition
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY
Nearly every day there is news about a new innovation in electricity generation, storage or efficiency as researchers respond to the pressing challenge of securing more energy, while producing less...
 
 
06 Apr 2017
 
Public enterprises played a big part in South Africa’s credit ratings downgrade
THE CONVERSATION
With the broader implications of last week’s cabinet reshuffle in South Africa still being digested, capital markets have been quick to react. It took only a few days for S&P to formally report on...
 
 
05 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
 
CSIR’s formal IRP submission deviates dramatically from Base Case
ELECTRICITY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) formal input into the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) public consultation process, which ended on March 31, proposes a new-build mix...
 
 
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
31 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Renewable Capacity Statistics 2017
RECOMMENDATION
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) produces comprehensive renewable energy statistics on a range of topics. This publication presents renewable power generation capacity statistics...
 
 
30 Mar 2017
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Perspectives for the energy transition: Investment needs for a low-carbon energy system
RECOMMENDATION
This joint study looks at the potential for decarbonisation in the energy sector in G20 countries and around the world. Chapter 3, “Global Energy Transition Prospects and the Role of Renewables”,...
 
 
27 Mar 2017
 
 
 
DA to ask public protector to investigate Eskom acting CEO’s R1bn deals to stepdaughter
ENERGY
The Democratic Alliance will ask Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to launch an investigation into Eskom acting CEO Matshela Koko for allegedly awarding tenders worth R1-billion to Impulse...
 
 
26 Mar 2017
 
DA: Natasha Mazzone says DA to ask Public Protector to investigate Eskom CEO’s billion rand deals to stepdaughter
STATEMENT
The DA will be writing to the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, requesting that she launches an investigation into Eskom CEO Matshela Koko for allegedly awarding tenders worth R1...
 
 
23 Mar 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom signs electricity sales agreement with NamPower
STATEMENT
Eskom today signed a five year firm electricity sales agreement with Namibia’s national electricity utility NamPower, at the 42nd Southern African Power Pool (SAPP) executive committee meeting in...
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
Why Gordhan's silence on South Africa's nuclear option is a good sign
THE CONVERSATION
South Africa’s Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan said very little about the energy sector in his recent budget speech. The word “energy” came up only once compared with 2016, when it was used...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Electric vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
The global stock of electric vehicles (EVs) reached 1 million in 2015 and exceeded 2 million by the end of 2016. Yet faster growth is needed for EVs to fulfil their role in the global energy...
 
 
21 Feb 2017
 
OUTA: OUTA aims to unbundle Eskom
STATEMENT
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has lodged a complaint with the Competition Commission to seek its ruling and recommendation to both fine and unbundle Eskom, due to monopolistic control...
 
 
08 Feb 2017
 
Enormous global demand on way for copper, platinum, zinc – Friedland
MINING INDABA
Enormous global demand is building up for copper, platinum and zinc, driven by new technology, mitigation of health risks in hospitals and agricultural augmentation, Ivanhoe Mines executive...
 
 
 
                       
 
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