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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
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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
30 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Accelerating Off-grid Renewable Energy: Key Findings and Recommendations from IOREC 2016
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The business case for off-grid renewables as a means to expand rural electricity access keeps growing stronger, thanks to steady cost reductions and technological innovation. Yet further...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Planning for the renewable future: Long-term modelling and tools to expand variable renewable power in emerging economies
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Ambitious national commitments, international agreements and rapid technological progress have prompted countries around the world to turn increasingly renewable energy to expand their power...
 
 
18 Jan 2017
 
Gordhan takes a stand for emerging markets at WEF
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Although the US as a super economic powerhouse impacts the rest of the world, emerging markets also matter to the global environment. This was the message from Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on...
 
 
 
 
REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation
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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
 
 
 
Cost-competitive renewable power generation: Potential across South East Europe
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Renewable energy has long been used in South East Europe, whether as fuelwood for heating or in the form of hydroelectric power generation. More recently, governments from Slovenia to Ukraine have...
 
 
15 Jan 2017
 
CC: Latest decisions by the Competition Commission
STATEMENT
1.  Key decisions on Mergers and Acquisitions 1.1 Proposed merger between Vardospan (Pty) Ltd v Habib Overseas Bank Ltd The Commission has approved, without conditions, the intermediate merger...
 
 
12 Jan 2017
 
 
 
Sarec slams Eskom for distorting facts in calculating renewables-related loss
ELECTRICITY
The South African Renewable Energy Council (Sarec) has slammed as a “blatant distortion of facts” Eskom’s claim that the country suffered a net economic loss of R9-billion in 2016 as a result of...
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Zambia eyes energy diversification, reviews South Africa's progress
ENERGY
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...
 
 
28 Nov 2016
 
South Africa has a new energy plan. But will it break the bank?
THE CONVERSATION
The release of South Africa’s long awaited update to the Integrated Resource Plan is certain to inspire renewed debate about the country’s energy future. Once public consultation has taken place...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda
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Antigua and Barbuda possesses abundant renewable energy resources, including considerable solar, wind, biomass and ocean potential. The challenges in harnessing these resources are significant,...
 
 
18 Nov 2016
 
Why South Africa's power utility isn't in great financial shape
THE CONVERSATION
With news of state capture making headlines across South Africa, and the unexpected resignation of the state power utility’s CEO Brian Molefe, it was easy to overlook an annexure in the Finance...
 
 
09 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Latin America
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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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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