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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
25 Nov 2016
 
SAREC: SAREC calls for public participation address concerns
STATEMENT
Whilst the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has welcomed the 2016 update of the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) they are advocating that the public...
 
 
24 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Busa concerned about Eskom, govt misalignment on nuclear component of IRP
ELECTRICITY PLANNING
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) expressed concern on Thursday about a seeming lack of alignment between government and Eskom on the nuclear component of the newly released draft base case of the...
 
 
King Mohammed VI woos African leaders at COP22
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The photograph looks like the usual group of African leaders published at the start of every African Union (AU) summit. However, among the leaders attending the Africa Action summit on the margins...
 
 
23 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Wind and solar PV bodies cautiously welcome draft IRP, CSP body to contest exclusion
RENEWABLE ENERGY
The wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) industry bodies have responded positively to the allocations outlined in the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) base case, while the concentrated solar power...
 
 
22 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Dismissive of 2037 nuclear timeline in IRP base case, Eskom to release RFP by year-end
ELECTRICITY PLANNING
State-owned power utility Eskom indicated on Tuesday that it planned to move ahead with a controversial request for proposals (RFP) for nuclear before the end of 2016, despite the base case in a...
 
 
CER: Draft energy plans: First comments from Life After Coal Campaign
STATEMENT
Earlier today, the Minister of Energy announced the publication of the long-awaited draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) Assumptions and Base...
 
 
OUTA: OUTA to fight for rational Energy Plan
STATEMENT
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) has reacted with outrage and disappointment to the content of the long-awaited Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), published...
 
 
21 Nov 2016
 
 
 
Renewables Readiness Assessment: Antigua and Barbuda
RECOMMENDATION
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
 
NCOP: Thandi Modise: Address by Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, on the occasion of the debate on the annual address of the President of SA, East London (18/11/2016)
Topics
I welcome the opportunity to participate in this debate under the theme “Following up on our commitments to deliver quality education and ensure economic advancement of our people”.
 
 
17 Nov 2016
 
 
 
As DoE prepares to release IRP, all eyes will be on nuclear
ENERGY
The Department of Energy (DoE) will on Tuesday November 22 release the long-waited draft of the updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity, as well as the draft Integrated Energy Plan...
 
 
16 Nov 2016
 
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, at the preparatory AMCEN meeting for the UNFCCC COP 16, Marrakech, Morocco (13/11/2016)
Topics
As this is the first time I take the floor, let me congratulate you Minister Fahmy and the AMCEN and AU Secretariat for organizing this annual event.
 
 
 
                       
 
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