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19 May 2017
 
 
Task team deliberating on renewables impasse to report ‘first week in June’
RENEWABLE ENERGY
A joint departmental task team set up to find solutions to the current impasse holding back the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 37 renewable-energy projects procured in 2015 will...
 
 
13 May 2017
 
 
 
DoE won’t appeal nuclear ruling, but Kubayi leaves door open for new nuclear determination ahead of IRP update
ELECTRICITY
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi announced on Saturday that government would not appeal the April 26 ruling of the Western Cape High Court, which declared the processes hitherto used to procure new...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
 
 
Nersa may probe whether Eskom’s refusal to sign renewables PPAs contravened licence
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The electricity subcommittee of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will recommend that the Energy Regulator institute a formal investigation into a complaint that Eskom was...
 
 
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...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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
 
 
 
Renewables Readiness Assessment: The Philippines
RECOMMENDATION
Like many countries in South East Asia, the Philippines faces twin challenges of population growth and rising energy demand. Dependent on imports for nearly half its primary energy supply, the...
 
 
29 Mar 2017
 
DEA: Edna Molewa advocates for inclusive green economy
STATEMENT
The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa called for the inclusion of young people in the economy of our countries, in the process of transition and transformation into a sustainable...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
NUM: Piet Matosa: Address by NUM President, during the NUM Highveld Women's Structure Conference, Holiday Inn Express, Pretoria (28/03/2017)
Topics
We are calling upon everyone and the ANC is particular to join us in ensuring that these jobs are not destroyed by Eskom.
 
 
 
 
Renewable energy in district heating and cooling: A sector roadmap for REmap
RECOMMENDATION
District heating and cooling (DHC) combined with renewable energy sources can help meet rising urban energy needs, improve efficiency, reduce emissions and improve local air quality. Although...
 
 
 
 
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”,...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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