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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...
 
 
Break Free: Funeral procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels
STATEMENT
Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are...
 
 
17 Mar 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Renewable Energy Prospects: Indonesia
RECOMMENDATION
Indonesia is the largest country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), accounting for around two fifths of the region’s energy consumption. Energy demand across the country’s more...
 
 
NUMSA: NUMSA plan of action on Eskom
STATEMENT
The National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) of South Africa is gearing up for the mother of all strikes in its bid to fight the looming crisis at Eskom. Last week the power utility announced that it...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
CCCI: Cape Chamber comment on provincial budget
STATEMENT
It is clear from the new provincial budget that the Western Cape continues to lead the way in promoting industrial development and growth, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “I think...
 
 
07 Mar 2017
 
 
 
Biogas for road vehicles: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Switching to biogas as vehicle fuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector between 60% and 80% compared to fossil-based fuels like gasoline and diesel. This brief highlights...
 
 
06 Mar 2017
 
West African gold mine signs solar power agreement
GOLD
West African gold mine Iamgold Essakane has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with renewable-energy providers in a move that will cut its diesel use and lower its carbon footprint.  EREN...
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, at the Indian Ocean Rim Association Business Summit, Jakarta, Indonesia
Topics
Let me extend our gratitude to our gracious host, His Excellency Mr. Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, for a warm welcome and outstanding hospitality since our arrival here in...
 
 
01 Mar 2017
 
Greenpeace Africa: Greenpeace Africa response to the coal truck driver strike action in Tshwane
STATEMENT
Chaos has descended upon the capital city as truck drivers brought the city to a halt. Coming together under the leadership of the Coal Transporters Forum, the drivers have expressed grave concern...
 
 
28 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Deadlock broken between Eskom and IPPs, Joemat-Pettersson insists
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says the “deadlock has been broken” between Eskom and the renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs), with the National Energy Regulator of South...
 
 
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...
 
 
23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Electricity-mix model shows South Africa won’t need to trade off clean for low-cost
ELECTRICITY
The steep decline in wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) costs means that South Africa will not need to make the traditional trade-off between investing in either clean or least-cost electricity...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more
STATE-OWNED ENTERPRISES
Eskom and Transnet need to borrow billions more than anticipated in 2016, National Treasury revealed in its 2017 Budget Review on Wednesday. Even as Eskom’s financial performance improved in...
 
 
 
 
Biofuels for aviation: Technology brief
RECOMMENDATION
Developing and promoting biofuels for aviation will be essential to reduce carbon emissions from commercial aviation. As a first step, some pioneering airports have already incorporated bio-jet...
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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