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Mar 18, 2005
Recent fears over a shortage of electricity, compounded by last year’s fire at the Hursthill power station, have prompted people to consider alternative sources of power.
Mar 04, 2005
IT is estimated that R107-billion will be needed between 2005 and 2009 to meet the country’s growing energy needs.
Mar 04, 2005
Global power and automation technology group, ABB, is expecting the local sales of low-voltage equipment, a component of the automation technology division, to increase by another four per cent this year, reports ABB senior vice-president Per Wanland.
Mar 04, 2005
The world’s second-largest energy importer is Japan.
Feb 09, 2005
The South African High Court yesterday made a settlement agreement between the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and Darlipp an order of court.
Jan 31, 2005
Energy diversification is crucial to counteract future shortages of oil supply, which could lead to the slowdown of the world economy, an oil industry expert told a seminar on Friday.
Jan 28, 2005
Canadian-based company VRB Power Systems’ patented Vanadium Redox Battery Energy Storage System (VRB-ESS), which has strong links to South Africa, has commercialised the VRB-ESS (large systems 50 kW to 10 MW) and is in late commercialisation phase for 2,5 to 20...
Nov 24, 2004
The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME) has embarked on a process to introduce new power-generation capacity to meet the country's growing demand for electricity.
Nov 12, 2004
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Oct 22, 2004
Four shared river basins have been selected to pilot the implementation of the principles of integrated water-resources management and development, reports Nepad secretariat water and sanitation infrastructure head Reatile Mochebelele.
Oct 08, 2004
The ongoing sagas of all sorts in the Middle East makes everyone edgy, so there were extra shivers a few days ago when Iran announced that it had begun converting uranium into a uranium gas called uranium hexafluoride.
Oct 08, 2004
South Africa’s cities are starting to feel the effects of increased demand on its electricity-generating capacity, with power outages being a regular feature this winter.
Oct 04, 2004
Global power generation technology group GE Energy has completed its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Fluidex Engineering South Africa, a developer of advanced technology in transformer oil processing and one of the world's largest manufacturers of...
Sep 21, 2004
The African continent's trading framework is presently receiving development attention through organisations such as the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad), however, the planning of energy infrastructure, power grids, petroleum and gas refining and...
Sep 10, 2004
South Africa's Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has made its first investment into Nigeria in the form of a $20-million loan to the country's first independent power producer.
Sep 08, 2004
Petrochemicals group Sasol confirmed yesterday that it is likely to move towards the upper limit of its self-imposed gearing range of 50% as it prepares to spend a record R15-billion on capital projects in its 2005 financial year.
Aug 30, 2004
South African company Barloworld, through its Spanish Caterpillar dealer, is entering the power-generation industry in Spain.
Aug 27, 2004
South African company to produce power for sale in Spain
Aug 27, 2004
Renewable energy seen as significant new growth opportunity
Aug 27, 2004
Harnessing power from flowing water in the twenty-first century may be anything between one and two decades behind wind power, but the technology has moved beyond the conceptual stage and has shown that it works in pilot installations and is poised to progress to...
Aug 25, 2004
The retail price of petrol is expected to rise by 22 cents a litre next week, the Department of Minerals and Energy said yesterday.
Aug 20, 2004
Prospects for sugar mills to provide renewable energy had improved, as government moved to meet more environment-friendly energy targets and as electricity and fuel demand increased.
Aug 05, 2004
Following the establishment of the International Secretariat for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (Reeep), in Vienna, the partnership has now committed to establishing a regional secretariat for Southern Africa, as from August 1.
Jul 30, 2004
Government has set a goal of producing 10 000 GWh of renewable energy by 2013.
Jul 30, 2004
One legacy of the apartheid regime was the fact that the South African power system in 1994 had ample capacity, provided very cheap electricity and was run with some measure of transparency as far as Jill and Joe Public were concerned.
Jul 30, 2004
WHEN the chairperson of a major energy and petrochemical company says he’s concerned about climate change caused by the burning of fossil fuels, should we take note?
Jul 30, 2004
At the Hyforum 2004 international conference on sustainable energies for the future, held in May in Beijing, China, Volkswagen announced a fuel strategy to find alternative fuels, to ensure sustainable mobility for the present and future generations.
Jul 30, 2004
Power failures are becoming an almost daily reality in built-up areas in winter, in more rural areas fires make headlines as informal houses burn down from accidental fires.
Jul 30, 2004
Cape-based Solardome has been around for almost four decades; it survived the slump that put most of the solar water-heating companies out of business in the 1970s and 1980s and has since expanded.
Jul 30, 2004
When it has completed registration as a Section 21 company, SolaSure, will be in a position to group the solar water-heating industry together under one umbrella.
Jul 23, 2004
The largest single research project into solar power ever funded by the UK's research councils could help make this energy source much more widely used.
Jul 23, 2004
The eThekwini (Durban) municipality has signed and sealed South Africa’s first carbon emission reduction purchase agreement, for a trash to power project, with the World Bank.
Jul 20, 2004
State-owned energy organisation the Central Energy Fund (CEF) has called for applications for the positions of a general manager and development officer for its newly established subsidiary the Energy Development Corporation (EDC).
Jul 09, 2004
In a court case if someone is charged with a crime such as housebreaking, fraud or assault, the prosecutor has to use facts to prove that the person did it.
Jul 09, 2004
South Africa is advancing its renewable energy drive.?Later this year government plans to set up the National Energy Research Institute, which will, among other things, support studies into the commercialisation of renewable energy, new sustainable energy...
Jul 02, 2004
Minister of Minerals and Energy Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has made it clear to ‘the West’ that large hydropower schemes are important for Africa.
Jul 02, 2004
Public purpose investment company E+Co yesterday hosted a workshop in Midrand, Gauteng, aimed at encouraging black economic empowerment (BEE) participation in the internationally-expanding renewable-energy and energy-efficiency sectors.
Jun 25, 2004
Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin wants to raise the levels of private investment in energy, transport and defence, the key sectors reporting to his department.
Jun 15, 2004
A workshop outlining the opportunities for growth in the renewable energy sector will be presented on July 1, in South Africa, by E+Co Africa and IIEC-Africa.
Jun 11, 2004
AN energy-efficient housing project in Khayelitsha, in the Western Cape, has won an international award.
Jun 11, 2004
South Africa’s first draft energy efficiency strategy, which was released for public comment in May, has been met with mixed reactions, with industry participants praising some aspects of the strategy and criticising others.?
Jun 11, 2004
For the second year in a row, electricity parastatal Eskom has budgeted R350-million for its demand-side management (DSM) programme, which aims to promote the efficient use of energy resources.
Jun 04, 2004
A E1,47-million contract was awarded to Siemens in February, to supply, install and commission power-line carrier (PLC) equipment to the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco).
Jun 04, 2004
Energy plays a critical role in the development process, first as a domestic necessity, but also as a factor of production of which the cost directly affects prices of other goods and services, and the competitiveness of enterprises.
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