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Australia's Fortescue in talks on giant Congo hydro project

Australia's Fortescue Metals Group said on Tuesday, 15 June, it was in talks with the Democratic Republic of Congo's government to develop a hydroelectric power project...

By Melanie Burton and Hereward Holland 15 Jun 2021

New electricity self-generation thresholds a welcome relief

The announcement that the threshold for self-generation power project licences would be lifted for projects generating up to 100MW of power is positive news for South Africa...

By Kieran Whyte 11 Jun 2021

GreenX Engineering helps Cloetesville Primary to achieve EPC certificate

Cloetesville Primary School in Stellenbosch has become SA's first school to receive an Electrical Performance Certificate (EPC)...

11 Jun 2021

Why Southern Africa's interior is an ideal place to generate solar energy

Southern Africa is popularly associated with sunshine. Does that make the region exceptionally suited to solar energy generation?

By Hartmut Winkler 10 Jun 2021

Covid-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a precipice

Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued humanity. It has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset our lives and societies onto a sustainable path...

By Ian Goldin 2 Jun 2021

Deregulation and technology will fulfil South Africa's power needs

South Africa has long dominated Africa's growth charts. And I believe that the country has the potential to be the fastest growing economy on the continent again...

By Caspar Herzberg 28 May 2021

Renewable energy is the new oil

When the Economic Reform Programme (ERP) was formulated way back in 1994, it recommended that 30% of South Africa's electricity comes from alternative energy sources...

By Nato Oosthuizen & Alun Rich 26 May 2021

Schedule 2 licence cap should be increased to 50MW

Drastic increases in electricity prices and unreliable electricity supply due to load shedding over more than a decade has done irreparable harm to South Africa's economic and development performance and aspirations...

24 May 2021

Green Connection: Energy budget still reeks of too much fossil fuel

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe's energy budget continues to place too much emphasis on oil and gas - neither of which are valid transition fuels that reduce the country's carbon emissions...

20 May 2021

Activists and South African govt lock horns over coal pollution

South Africa's failure to tackle toxic levels of air pollution produced by burning coal is a violation its post-Apartheid constitution, activists and a UN rights expert said in court on Monday...

By Tim Cocks 18 May 2021

First CSP molten salt tower expected to electrify 210,000 SA homes during peak demand periods

Historically, fossil fuels have dominated the power generation landscape, thanks to their relative affordability and dispatchability. Over the last decade however, the picture has changed considerably...

12 May 2021

Solar PV guidance for facility managers

The unpredictability and increases in the cost of electricity renders Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) an extremely viable alternative source of energy. Solar PV prices have dropped dramatically in recent years whereas the output power and efficiency per PV module ("panel") has conversely increased...

By Menno Sulsters, Issued by MANGO-OMC 11 May 2021

Cederberg wine farm installs solar energy plant to lower carbon footprint

Building on its legacy of dedication to preserving the area's natural beauty and biodiversity, the move to solar is the farm's most measurable initiative to reduce its carbon footprint to date...

10 May 2021

Powering the economy through alternative energy

South Africa is finalising the much-anticipated Hydrogen Society Roadmap as the country shapes its industrialisation and economic pathway...

5 May 2021

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