Anna Pieters is one of ten students from Loeriesfontein that is studying with the help of Khobab Wind Farm’s bursary programme.  In fact, all recipients of the fund come from Loeriesfontein High School, which means that [...]

Fracking plans need a unified voice

Minister Shabangu’s announcement on 7th September of the Department of Mineral Resource’s pro-fracking decision to cabinet ripped like wild fire through environmental circles the past week. If there is one issue that can unite all the [...]

Old buildings crowned energy efficient

The latest National Energy Barometer Survey Awards have proven that age and size is not a deterrent when it comes to being energy efficient. The survey winners announced at the end of last year, showcased two [...]

Funding for clean tech projects in Africa

On the 17th and 18th of October 2011 the Viridis Africa conference is to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The event is dedicated to the introduction of clean technologies and associated business/investment opportunities. The intention [...]

Power to the people: Understanding South Africa’s changing energy landscape

    As South Africa struggles with the policy challenges of meeting the ever-growing demand by business and consumers for energy to fuel development and economic growth, households are faced with the increasing cost of electricity [...]

R100bn investment needed to meet SA’s renewable energy aspirations

Investors and stakeholders needed urgent clarification on the policy mechanism that South Africa would use to support renewable energy, with investment worth R100-billion needed over the next five years, a Renewable Energy Africa conference heard on [...]

Approved by the World Energy Council – Africa Energy Indaba signs official agreement with WEC and SANEA

The Africa Energy Indaba has officially partnered with the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and the World Energy Council (WEC). Chairman of SANEA and the Conference Chairman of the African Energy Indaba, Brian Statham, Secretary [...]

R2bn E Cape wind project passes key environmental and community milestones

R2bn E Cape wind project passes key environmental and community milestones Renewable energy developer Red Cap has received environmental approvals for three contiguous wind farm sites in the Eastern Cape and has also concluded an agreement [...]

Tenders for renewables issued by DoE

Renewables tender should be issued next week – Department of Energy The long-awaited procurement process for South Africa’s first renewable energy projects should begin next week, Department of Energy (DoE) deputy director-general Ompi Aphane confirmed with Engineering [...]

Wind Power plant gets environmental go-ahead in Eastern Cape

Red Cap Investments have been given the green light by Environmental Affairs to go ahead with the development of a 300MW wind power plant near St Francis Bay and Oyster Bay. The environmental authorization is subject [...]