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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
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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...
May 14, 2004
Many years ago there was a technical magazine editor who liked to see his name, indeed his life, in print.
May 11, 2004
The Minister of Minerals and Energy, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, yesterday released the Draft Energy Efficiency Strategy for public comments. This coincides with May being Energy Efficiency Month.
May 07, 2004
Plans to build a demonstration wind-farm near Darling, in the Western Cape, are back on track and the University of Cape Town’s Environmental Evaluation Unit (EEU) has been commissioned to carry out an updated environmental-impact assessment for the project.
Apr 29, 2004
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Capacity Building in Namibia Project was officially handed-over to Namibian stakeholders last week.
Apr 23, 2004
Africa represents one of the world’s brightest prospects as a source for new oil and gas, George Kirkland, president of ChevronTexaco Overseas Petroleum, told a recent Washington think tank meeting on US energy and security interests in Africa.
Apr 23, 2004
Following Sanlam’s decision to restructure Gensec and the subsequent sale of Fieldstone to an international group of Fieldstone senior management at the end of January this year, the independent investment bank is currently in search of an appropriate black...
Apr 02, 2004
THE Kenyan government’s most recent Least Cost Power Development Plan (LCPDP) is emphasising the development of geothermal power to meet the country’s growing need for electricty.
Mar 26, 2004
I recently took the younger Mac Hoy aside and spoke unto him, saying: Ho son of mine, now that you have finished your gap year what branch of engineering do you wish to study? And the son spoke, saying: Archeology. I reeled slightly.
Mar 12, 2004
FEASIBILITY studies for the Western Power Corridor project, a multibillion-dollar hydropower scheme, which could include the development of the 40 000 MW Grand Inga, are about to begin.
Feb 27, 2004
OVER the next 30 years, global demand for electricity will double and the total investment required for energy supply infrastructure to 2030 will be $16-trillion.
Feb 20, 2004
The gas-infrastructure plan which was developed by the Department of Minerals and Energy with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry and a Malaysian oil and natural-gas group is now before Cabinet and will be released for comment soon, says Deputy...
Feb 13, 2004
“We have started to make good use of the one big energy source this planet has, that’ s the huge yellow thing in the sky,” says Hugh Loxton, technical director with Bical, a company developing uses for miscanphus, a grass originally from Asia, and...
Feb 04, 2004
Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) conservation agency Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife is seeking the services of a transaction adviser to compile a motivational proposal to National Treasury for a public-private partnership for the expansion of its Black Rhino Range reserve.
Jan 30, 2004
The African Mineral Forum (Amef) and the South African Petroleum Industry Association (Sapia) jointly announced last week that they had concluded a cooperation agreement, following a series of exploratory discussions.
Dec 05, 2003
THE City of Cape Town is to become the first city in South Africa to offer green electricity to its customers with its decision to purchase electricity from the Darling wind farm from next year, said Minister of Minerals and Energy Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the World...
Dec 05, 2003
In May this year, Sumitomo Corporation was awarded a R368,5-million contract to supply Eskom’s Arnot Power Station with six new 400 MW/445 MVA hydrogen-cooled Toshiba generators.
Dec 05, 2003
Although progressing slower than originally anticipated, the Kouga Wind Farm project, near Jefferies Bay, in the Eastern Cape is still going ahead, coordinator Dr Andries van der Linde reports.
Dec 05, 2003
World Council for Renewable Energy chairperson Dr Hermann Scheer has called for like-minded countries to form an alliance to expedite the further development of renewable energy around the world.
Dec 05, 2003
LESS than 1% of the 200 000 GWh of electricity generated each year in South Africa originates from renewable energy sources, yet the renewable energy resource in South Africa is significant and renewable energy independent power generation presents a promising...
Dec 05, 2003
The Durban municipality (eThekwini) has announced novel plans to turn garbage into electricity, at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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