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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...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Eskom: Eskom remains committed to renewables at a pace and cost the country can afford
STATEMENT
Eskom acknowledges the positive role played by the renewable energy programme in the reduction of load shedding and in turn the benefit to the South African economy. The Council for Scientific and...
 
 
20 Dec 2016
 
AU: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Address by AU Chair, at the State of the Union Media briefing, Durban (19/12/2016)
Topics
I wish to thank from the outset the Government Communications Information Services, and the provincial government of Kwa Zulu Natal for having organized this opportunity for us to brief the African...
 
 
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...
 
 
12 Dec 2016
 
ANC Joburg clashes with Speaker over rules of Council
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) in Greater Johannesburg on Monday criticised the Speaker of Council in the city for his application of the rules of Council following the collapse of two...
 
 
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...
 
 
Gauteng: Makhura urges Mayors to work together in building an integrated city region
STATEMENT
Gauteng Premier David Makhura today met with all MECs, Mayors, Members of Mayoral Committees, including municipal managers as part of the Extended Premier’s Coordination Forum at Emperors Palace....
 
 
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...
 
 
04 Dec 2016
 
SACP: A tribute to Fidel Castro by Jeremy Cronin
STATEMENT
In 1945 a bloody first half of the 20th century drew to a close. With end of the 2nd World War, at a global scale, a relative stale-mate was now established between the Western imperialist powers...
 
 
02 Dec 2016
 
Scenario sampling
REAL ECONOMY: ELECTRICITY PLAN
First the good news. The Department of Energy (DoE) has, finally, released the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) base case for public comment and consultation. Despite what has been an...
 
 
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...
 
 
29 Nov 2016
 
 
 
South Africa's new energy plan has sparked strong emotions. Here's why
THE CONVERSATION
The much awaited updated South African Integrated Resource Plan for electricity has been released for comment. The document makes far-reaching proposals about the target energy generation mix...
 
 
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...
 
 
 
                       
 
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