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26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
 
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
NUCLEAR RULING
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
 
 
SAFTU: SAFTU welcomes nuclear deal court ruling
STATEMENT
The South African Federation of Trade Unions warmly welcomes the decision of the Cape Town High Court that the government’s agreement with Russia to build nuclear plants is unlawful and...
 
 
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...
 
 
DST: Naledi Pandor: Address by Minister of Science and Technology, at the launch of the South Africa-China Science Park Cooperation, CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria (24/04/2017)
Topics
It's a great honour to welcome Vice Premier Liu Yandong and her delegation to the campus of the our leading public research institute, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research here in...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
NERSA: NERSA grants Port Elizabeth Solar PV1 a licence to operate a generation facility
STATEMENT
The Energy Regulator at its meeting held on 30 March 2017, approved that Port Elizabeth Solar PV1 (Pty) Ltd be issued with a licence to operate a 5MW generation solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
DHET: Minister Blade Nzimande announces new investment in university infrastructure
STATEMENT
Higher Education and Training Minister Dr Blade Nzimande today announces a major new investment in university infrastructure which will see very significant government spending over the next two...
 
 
De Lille vows to take minister to court over energy management
ENERGY
The City of Cape Town is preparing to take legal action against the energy minister over where it receives its electricity supply from, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday. The city would fight...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 – From World Development Indicators
RECOMMENDATION
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2017 uses maps, charts and analysis to illustrate, trends, challenges and measurement issues related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
 
Solar body urges Energy Minister to provide revised PPA signing date
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The South African Solar Photovoltaic Industry Association (Sapvia) expressed confidence on Tuesday that the latest delay in signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Renewables contracts will not be signed on April 11
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the projects procured under the fourth bid window of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) will not...
 
 
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
 
DA: Gordon Mackay says new Energy Minister Kubayi must clarify position on Nuclear deal
STATEMENT
The DA will write to the new Minister of Energy, Ms Mmamoloko Kubayi, to request an urgent meeting to discuss and clarify her position regarding critical energy issues in South Africa. The new...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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