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This World Water Day Act Against Marine Pollution

The time to act against marine pollution is today, March 22 and World Water Day 2017; tomorrow will be too late. This is the opinion of South African National Bottled Water Association executive director, Charlotte Metcalf, [...]

ESKOM signs ZAR 6 billion deal with AFD

Eskom and AFD signed a R 6 billion (€400 million) multi-tranche framework agreement to support Eskom investments in the extension and reinforcement of its power transmission grid. Eskom’s Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh said: “This multi-tranche [...]

South Africa’s PV installations reach 1.47 GW

The South African solar market registered 509 MW of new PV installations in 2016. The country’s cumulative PV capacity reached 1.47 GW as of the end of December. Meanwhile, the price of solar power has dropped [...]

First LDEDET Energy Efficiency Skills Development student completes ISO 50001

The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) was appointed by the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LDEDET) to train and mentor Limpopo-based graduates towards implementing ISO50001 at organisations and achieving the required experience in order [...]

Loeriesfontein wind farm celebrates all turbines in place

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations as well as having achieved over 1,25 million hours without a single lost-time-incident, on the 1 March 2017. “This is a hugely significant [...]

Elon Musk says he can solve SA’s energy challenges in 100 days

TECH billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday confirmed he’s spoken personally with Jay Weatherill to discuss his company’s plans to build a battery farm to help SA solve its power woes – amid support from the Australian [...]

It’s time for Eskom to show leadership when it comes to renewable energy

Eskom’s on-going scapegoating of renewable energy as the reason behind its financial woes shows a lack of vision, particularly in the light of the urgent need to develop new jobs beyond the coal industry. Instead, the [...]

SA should not shy away from renewable energy

For years, solar panels seemed an inadequate, minor solution for Africa’s energy needs. With more than 600-million people living without electricity service and many more experiencing daily interruptions, could this technology ever make an impact? Yes. [...]

Loeriesfontein wind farms support local early childhood development programmes

Early Childhood Development (ECD) is receiving a boost from Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm. A number of support initiatives are being implemented at Loerievinkie Creche and Loeriesfontein Primary School’s Grade R classes. Programmes include [...]

Foresight Solar plans fundraising and SA listing

Foresight Solar Fund Limited plans to raise in excess of £50m through an initial placing and offer for subscription and a secondary listing on the main board of the securities exchange operated by JSE and private [...]