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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...
 
 
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...
 
 
Rwanda adds to energy mix with first peat-fired power plant in Africa
THE CONVERSATION
Rwanda recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the country, a $39.2M project. It is the first of its kind in Africa. Another larger peat...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
28 Mar 2017
 
 
 
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...
 
 
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
 
CDH expands its Corporate & Commercial practice with appointments of John Gillmer and Werner de Waal as Directors
CLIFFE DEKKER HOFMEYR
Leading business law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr has appointed John Gillmer and Werner de Waal as Directors in its Corporate and Commercial practice in Cape Town. The Corporate and Commercial...
 
 
Pursuit of better performance sees Gauteng split R44bn MTEF infrastructure spend
GAUTENG BUDGET
Infrastructure and education have taken the largest slices of Gauteng’s R108-billion provincial budget for 2017/18, which this year included the addition of R10-billion to departmental baselines....
 
 
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...
 
 
03 Mar 2017
 
DoT: Derek Hanekom: Address by Minister of Tourism, at the gala dinner for the International Tourist Guides’ Day celebrations, Cape Town (02/02/2017)
Topics
It’s always an honour and a privilege for me to be among the leading lights of our country, so I’m really delighted to join all of you here in celebrating International Tourist Guides’ Day.
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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