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Nov 09, 2004
The Department of Minerals and Energy will soon be publishing the Energy Efficiency Strategy for South Africa, which will put forward a “challenging and yet achievable” target of a 12% reduction in final energy demand by 2014, Minerals and Energy Minister...
Nov 05, 2004
Researchers at the School of Built Environment, which is part of the University of Nottingham in the UK, developed a remarkable nonelectrical lighting tube, designed principally for illuminating the inside of buildings.
Oct 29, 2004
In the quest to find alternative energy resources to fossil fuel, trees could prove to be the Holy Grail as a substitute source for diesel. ?A South African organisation, the Agro Forest Bio Energy Association (Afbea), is overseeing an ambitious project to...
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
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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.
Jun 04, 2004
Johannesburg-based MCS Pipeline Services may do work with Linde at Sasol.
Jun 04, 2004
The ‘Renewables’ exhibition at Hannover Fair 2004 featured innovation solutions from the world of photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, hydropower, wind power, biomass, biogas, geothermal energy and heat pump technology.
Jun 04, 2004
With the countries of the Southern African Power Pool (Sapp) expected to run out of capacity after 2007, the viability of sourcing electricity from the Inga site on the Congo river is being explored.
Jun 04, 2004
In Angola, Exel regional director Steve Harley tells Engineering News that the company is providing the logistical backup for two of the five main operators in the offshore oil industry.
May 27, 2004
The Mother City has unveiled a road map for energy development and management to help the city meet growing energy needs, thus contributing to sustainable development.
May 25, 2004
The South African government will announce detailed investment plans for certain State-owned enterprises (SOEs) by the end of September, the country’s new Minister of Public Enterprises said.
May 21, 2004
THE City of Cape Town plans to take its energy-efficiency message global through a proposed energy cooperation with the Palestinian city of Nablus, said acting mayor and mayoral committee member responsible for energy Saleem Mowzer at the launch of Energy Efficiency...
May 21, 2004
This is the second article on my visit to the Hannover Fair. The Hannover Fair is a technical trade exhibition and it’s huge. It represents a definitive showing of the latest of electrical and mechanical engineering from many countries.?
May 21, 2004
The White Paper on Renewable Energy, approved by Cabinet in November, is due to be published in the Government Gazette this month, paving the way for the implementation of South Africa’s renewable-energy strategy, aimed at ensuring that biomass, solar, wind and...
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