Energy News

Investor confidence in SA’s renewables takes a knock

Just after SA’s credit rating was cut to junk status by ratings agency S&P Global, investor confidence in the country’s renewable energy sector is also on the decline. This is according to Fieldstone Africa, an independent [...]

Qatar lauds SA’s renewables amid uncertainties

Oblivious to the challenges facing SA’s renewable energy industry, Qatar has praised government’s policies in driving green energy in the country. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday hosted the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness [...]

Loeriesfontein wins farms launch remedial teacher support programme

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have launched a teacher support programme aimed at relieving the burden on overcrowded classrooms in Grades 1 and Grade 3. The Wind Farms have committed to funding the salaries [...]

True cost of renewables standoff

Eskom’s announcement in July 2016 that it would not sign any independent power producers onto the South African power grid threw a booming renewables sector into disarray. This is according to JCRA, a financial risk consultancy, [...]

Will the cabinet reshuffle open the door for nuclear?

The three ministries with the most critical impact on the energy sector have all been affected, significantly increasing the chances of the country opting for a highly controversial nuclear energy programme. In the energy portfolio, former [...]

Blaming SA coal cuts on “green power” is mis-directed

Blaming the early closure of some South African coal-fired electricity plants and subsequent job cuts on renewables is “misdirected” because generation from the fuel far outpaces clean-power supply, a former National Planning Commission member said. State-owned [...]

Government gives green light to fracking

The government has given the go-ahead for shale gas development in the Karoo region, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday. He revealed this during a community engagement on shale gas development in Richmond, in [...]

Turn your Smart Innovation into a successful Cleantech Business

2017 GCIP-SA Call for Applications now OPEN Innovative start-ups and small- and medium-sized enterprises focusing on cutting-edge and innovative clean-technology solutions have an opportunity to become part of a global network of entrepreneurs and contribute to [...]

Energy Partners moves to become largest refrigeration solutions provider in South Africa

EP HVAC & Refrigeration, a division of Energy Partners, a leading supplier of energy solutions in South Africa and part of the PSG group of companies, this week announced the conclusion of three new business transactions, which form [...]

SAREC provides insights into the country’s energy resource plan – comment now

The public participation process for SA’s Integrated Resources Plan 2016 update report (IRP2016) is an ideal opportunity for South African citizens to sway the long-term investment choices that will serve the country up to 2050. “We [...]