DA wants details of Russia nuclear deal

DA wants details of Russia nuclear deal

Johannesburg - Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson must divulge details of a nuclear power agreement signed with Russia, the DA said on Monday.

DA spokesperson on energy Lance Greyling said his party had serious concerns about the deal.

He said that in terms of a draft agreement last year, which was not concluded, Russia would have had exclusive rights for the construction of n...

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace

Renewable energy capacity grows at fastest ever pace

Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world's electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.

More than $250bn (£150bn) was invested in "green" generating systems in 2013, although the speed of growth is expected to slacken, partly because politicians are becoming nervous about t...

Solar price parity arrives early

Solar price parity arrives early

Renewable energy now costs the same as other forms of electrical power. The world has changed.

When asked if the cost of solar power might ever equal that of other grid power, I used to say it would happen in 2015 or 2016.

Turns out I'm wrong. The correct answer is now.

The continuing shakeout among Chinese solar panel makers will drop the price of panel po...

The significant advantages of Solar Energy – you can save a lot of money

The significant advantages of Solar Energy – you can save a lot of money

There’s a lot of debate these days about the future of solar power. I want to tell you that solar IS our future. Why? In addition to being an important part of fighting climatic changes; solar makes financial sense, creates jobs, is abundant, and within our green endeavours enjoys widespread popular support.

“Wait,” I hear you say, “Isn’t solar just too expensive?” The perception that so...

Electricity tariffs may increase by 12.69% in 2015/16

Electricity tariffs may increase by 12.69% in 2015/16

The electricity sub-committee of the National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on Wednesday recommended that R7.8 billion of revenue Eskom under-recovered in the previous tariff period all be added to electricity tariffs in the next financial year.

If the recommendation is accepted by the regulator at its month-end meeting, Eskom tariffs will rise by 12.69% and not the 8% Nersa earlier granted a...

Eskom set to claw back costs from consumers

Eskom set to claw back costs from consumers

SOUTH Africans may see a hike in electricity tariffs next year of between two and five percentage points above the 8% increases they are already facing after the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Wednesday granted Eskom a partial recovery of costs.

Eskom is facing intense cost pressures as a result of delays and budget overruns on its two new coal-fired power stations,...

CALEDON WIND FARM COULD SUPPLY 10 000 HOUSEHOLDS

CALEDON WIND FARM COULD SUPPLY 10 000 HOUSEHOLDS

The wind farm in the Theewaterskloof area near Caledon in the Overberg is starting to take shape with turbines sprouting up, tall and stark amid rolling farmland. The 80m high Chinese manufactured turbines, with 40m long blades will generate about 300KW of electricity once completed.

The Klipheuwel-Dassisfontein Wind Energy Facility developed by Caledon Wind is a joint venture between Sw...

Vantage Capital Launches $215m Fund For Green Energy Investment

Vantage Capital Launches $215m Fund For Green Energy Investment

VENTURES AFRICA – Vantage Capital, a South African-based mezzanine debt provider, has announced the launch of its inaugural renewable energy debt fund dubbed The Vantage GreenX Fund (“Vantage GreenX”).

Vantage GreenX, an acronym for Green Electricity, was established to play a meaningful role in the South Africa’s energy sector with a total commitment of R2.2 billion ($215m) so far raise...

Go Green: 5 Tips for Saving Electricity in Somerset West

Go Green: 5 Tips for Saving Electricity in Somerset West

Tip #1: Save Electricity by Turning Off Lights
If your parents were like mine, you probably still have a voice rattling around your head saying, “Turn off the lights!” whenever you exit a room. Our parents had it right, because there’s absolutely no reason to keep a light on in a room you are not in. If you can commit to simply turning off the lights in every room when you leave it, you c...

Cape Town receives honourable mention at World Green Building awards

Cape Town receives honourable mention at World Green Building awards

Cape Town has received an honourable mention at the World Green Building Council, Government Leadership Awards, held in conjunction with the UN Climate Change talks, COP19 in Warsaw for the Municipal Energy Efficiency Buildings Program.

The project aims to retrofit a substantial number of city-owned buildings in the Cape Town Metropolitan area . The initial buildings retrofit project, co...

 
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