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25 February 2017
                       
 
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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...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Minergy to list coal project in Botswana, also eyeing JSE
COAL
Coal and energy company Minergy said on Monday that it will list on the Botswana Stock Exchange in the first half of this year and is also planning a Johannesburg Stock Exchange listing in 2017’s...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
20 Jan 2017
 
Power battle lines
ELECTRICITY
The delicate balancing of the factional interests within the African National Congress (ANC) was a significant feature of the National Executive Committee’s 105th anniversary statement. It was even...
 
 
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...
 
 
11 Jan 2017
 
 
 
CSIR responds to Eskom claim of R9bn renewables-related economic loss in 2016
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has responded to Eskom’s claim that buying power from the country’s renewable-energy plants resulted in a net economic loss of R9-billion...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Platinum fuel-cell plant being built in Korea by Implats project supplier
PLATINUM
The company that is building South Africa’s first multi-megawatt platinum-catalysed fuel-cell power plant in South Africa is simultaneously building an even larger fuel-cell power plant in Korea...
 
 
 
 
Daily Podcast - December 13, 2016
Podcast
Making headlines: EFF welcomes action on Farlam recommendations New disciplinary committee to scrutinise Motsoeneng And, Gordhan lashes Eskom
 
 
09 Dec 2016
 
Plan, but no man
REAL ECONOMY: STRUCTURAL REFORM
South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja Kganyago does little to hide his frustration about the lack of progress in pursuing the structural reforms required to improve South Africa’s...
 
 
08 Dec 2016
 
 
 
DoE urged to re-run IRP base case without ‘artificial constraints’
ELECTRICITY
A call has been made for the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) base case to be re-run in order to generate a “least-cost” outcome that is free from the “artificial constraints” imposed on renewable...
 
 
dti: Blazing the Black Industrialist trail
STATEMENT
The South African Premier Business Awards that took place in Sandton this week saw Ms Nana Sabelo being crowned the inaugural winner of the Black Industrialist Award in recognition of her business’...
 
 
05 Dec 2016
 
Why Renewable Energy is just as Important as Hydropower in the DRC
SAIIA
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is expected to go to the polls to elect a new leader to succeed President Joseph Kabila, whose mandate expires on 19 December. This should have happened...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
01 Dec 2016
 
Awareness low of South Africa’s ‘astounding’ renewables success, US survey finds
RENEWABLE ENERGY
Amid domestic uncertainty about the future of South Africa’s renewable-energy procurement programme, a US State Department official has described the initiative as “astoundingly successful” and...
 
 
Greenpeace Africa: Greenpeace condemns appointment of Matshela Koko as Acting Eskom CEO
STATEMENT
Reacting to the news that Matshela Koko has been appointed by Minister Lynne Brown as Eskom’s Acting CEO with effect from today, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for...
 
 
 
                       
 
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