Johannesburg – Power utility Eskom’s immediate challenge is keeping the lights on in the country, its CEO Brian Dames said on Monday.
“We’ve always said that the next few years will be tight in terms of energy provision. The question is: how do we keep the lights on over the next seven years? But we can [...]
A massive green rush is under way in South Africa, with major energy, construction and finance companies setting up specialised renewable energy units in anticipation of the government finalising the rules of engagement at the end of the year.
The government has set a target of 4%, or 1 025MW, of renewable energy installed from private [...]
Cape Town – Eskom appears to have started building at its Safari substation without an approved environmental management plan, the environmental affairs department said on Tuesday.
This emerged after the Green Scorpions conducted environmental law compliance inspections at five sites in the Western Cape last week.
“Preliminary findings at the Eskom Safari substation are that Eskom has [...]
by Willie Venter, for The Mpumalanga Mirror
An innovation in cooking and heating efficiency is set to reduce the demand for wood and charcoal significantly in rural areas.
Developed by Dr Deal Still of the Aprovecho Research Centre in the United States, and distributed by a South African company, it is envisaged that these stoves will drastically [...]
Eskom are doubling our electricity prices over the course of three years and this is going to have a terrible effect on both households as well as businesses. The good news, however, is that the government has introduced the Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate system which looks to motivate people to go green and make [...]
South Africa’s leading energy supplier has announced that, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, it will be converting the old Athlone coal fired power station into a wind farm filled with eight new 1.5MW wind turbines.
It indicated that the implosion of the old power station is a symbol of its commitment to clean [...]
As South Africa looks to renew its energy sector, comparisons are often made of how much one source of electricity costs versus another. Carrying out this exercise is much more difficult than might at first appear, but this must not deter the attempt. What are the problems encountered when comparing renewable sources such as wind [...]
Eskom will start procuring renewable energy projects next month to help ease power shortages and reduce its carbon footprint.
The power utility said yesterday that it would start the procurements in October or November, before a planned independent power purchasing body to be created to negotiate energy deals separately from Eskom, was created.
The utiliy’s Yousuf Haffejee [...]
Continuous research and development of alternative energy could soon lead to a new era in human history in which two renewable sources, solar and wind, will become Earth’s dominant contributor of energy, a Nobel laureate said at a special symposium at the American Chemical Society’s 240th National Meeting.
Walter Kohn, Ph.D., who shared the 1998 Nobel [...]