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Aug 13, 2015
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the restart of a nuclear reactor in Japan, following the meltdown of a reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. The Kyushu Electric Power company this week reactivated one of the reactors at the Sendai...
Jul 17, 2015
Tshwane mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa
Tshwane executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa has pointed to the need for South African cities to become “laboratories for innovation” if their endemic socioeconomic and developmental challenges, such as unemployment, depressed economic growth and energy deficits, are...
Jul 14, 2015
Two new Market Members have today joined the globalCOAL online coal trading platform. Hanseatic Coal and Coke Trading GmbH is a privately owned German company specialising in the international trade of solid fuels such as thermal and coking coal, anthracite and...
Jul 10, 2015
The Kearl project is expected to reach 110 000 bbl/d, accessing an estimated 4.6-billion barrels of resources for more than 40 years.
Jul 03, 2015
Unilever officially unveiled its fourth South African production facility in June this year.
Jun 29, 2015
Italian independent renewable-energy power producer Building Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with Egypt’s New & Renewable Energy Authority for two 50 MW, $200-million, photovoltaic (PV) plants, in Benban, Upper Egypt. The plants, which would be built...
Jun 15, 2015
Despite the downturn in prices, Queensland coal exports were expected to reach a record 220-million tonnes during the 2015 financial year, which ends in June, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) reported on Monday. QRC CEO Michael Roche said that there was still...
Jun 08, 2015
A consortium led by global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power has been awarded preferred bidder status by the Department of Energy (DoE) for two large-scale wind energy projects with a total generation capacity of 250 MW. The award was made under the...
Jun 03, 2015
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Apr 17, 2015
EXPANDING USE OF SOLAR Regulations in Dubai are aimed at encouraging people to install solar energy
The regulations to govern solar power connection in Dubai homes and businesses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are in the final stages of development.
Mar 31, 2015
Zola Tsotsi
State-owned electricity producer Eskom announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning that Zola Tsotsi had agreed to step down as a director and chairperson of the board and that Dr Ben Ngubane had been appointed acting chairperson. In a statement the utility...
Mar 20, 2015
Mar 13, 2015
STEVEN MOTI The project is expected to produce enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 50 000 homes
Local company GSC Energy, a subsidiary of GSC Holdings, has entered into a 27-year partnership agreement with the Cameroonian government and will undertake a $2.2-billion project to construct ten solar parks to help the country meet its energy needs.
Feb 17, 2015
Data centres have for years been known to be excessive consumers of power, consuming up to 3% of all global electricity production, and roughly ten times more per square metre than the average office. Previously, energy efficiency wouldn’t necessarily be at the top...
Jan 23, 2015
The project involves the construction of a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant near Kirikkale, in Central Anatolia, about 50 km east of Ankara.
Jan 12, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma devoted much of his January 8th statement on Saturday to talking about corruption, saying there was a misperception that the ANC was largely responsible for it. "It cannot be, it is another misrepresentation of fact," he said at the party's 103rd...
Jan 12, 2015
Energy will remain an apex priority for the ANC, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday. Zuma made reference to the power shortfall facing the country in the ANC National Executive Committee's annual January 8 statement at the party's 103rd anniversary celebrations at...
Dec 02, 2014
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman used the opening of a A$200-million micro-liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant to launch the state’s new fuels and energy strategy. The Premier revealed that some A$500-million would be made available to energy companies through an...
Nov 05, 2014
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has echoed Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s views that fossil fuels would remain an integral part of Australia’s energy mix. “For the foreseeable future, coal is the foundation of our prosperity,” Prime Minister Abbott said in...
Oct 17, 2014
President Jacob Zuma has officially opened the Department of Environmental Affairs’ (DEA’s) new green head office, in Pretoria, describing it as an event that would usher in a new green-focused era for the South African construction industry. “[This building] will...
Oct 16, 2014
Among the many challenges facing as many as 20 mining companies holding claims in the Ring of Fire (RoF) mineral region of Northern Ontario, the most significant might be the limited infrastructure. However, besides having to deal with exploration, project planning,...
Oct 14, 2014
A twelve month long pre-feasibility study to investigate the viability of the Monont’sa Pumped Storage Power Plant in Lesotho has concluded that the scheme will provide significant power to South Africa’s rapidly developing neighbour when required to do so, said GIBB...
Sep 04, 2014
Several industry pressures, ranging from greater competition for capital because of lower metal prices, to the expense of electrical energy storage, delay the widespread acceptance of renewable energy within the mining sector, Barrick Gold director of power projects...
Aug 25, 2014
The City of Cape Town has taken public transport to the next level with the launch of its first green transport facility. The Wallacedene taxi rank is the first public transport facility in the country to be regarded as a green building -- from its foundation to the...
Aug 20, 2014
With declining mineable coal reserves and the ever increasing global energy demand, Underground Coal Gasification is a resurging technology that promises to deliver on these challenges. On Thursday 28th August the Fossil Fuel Foundation will host the Underground Coal...
Aug 15, 2014
The Ashalim solar plant will generate enough electricity to meet the energy needs of more than 120 000 homes.
Jul 11, 2014
Accelerating the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could aide in the development of South Africa’s lacking gas infrastructure and bolster the nation’s aim of ensuring sufficient energy supply within the next three to five years. As the country awaits the...
Jun 26, 2014
Accelerating the importation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) could aide in the development of South Africa’s lacking gas infrastructure and bolster the nation’s aim of ensuring sufficient energy supply within the next three to five years. As the country awaits the...
Jun 13, 2014
By 2030 renewable energy would contribute 42% to the energy mix in South Africa, said specialist fund manager Mergence Investment Managers impact investments head Mark van Wyk.
Jun 09, 2014
US coal producer Arch Coal on Monday joined the fray in commenting on the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) proposed greenhouse-gas (GHG) regulations announced a week ago, saying the plan for regulating GHG would place the entire US economy at serious...
Jun 06, 2014
Power utility Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) has injected life into plans to implement geothermal power projects that have failed to take off owing to a financial crunch. About two years ago, KenGen announced it intended developing up to 560 MW of...
Jun 06, 2014
AWARD WINNING INNOVATION The University of Iowa Oakdale Research Park campus aims to have 40% of its energy needs met with renewable resources by the end of 2020
A project to retrofit a biomass-fired boiler at the University of Iowa’s (UI’s) Oakdale Research Park campus in Coralville, Iowa received the 2013 Grand Place Award in the Energy Production category from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).
May 23, 2014
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May 16, 2014
The authorities in Kenya are in negotiations with various financial institutions to unlock the funding crunch facing several geothermal power projects. Although Kenya has identified geothermal energy as the ideal solution for the country’s energy needs, several...
May 14, 2014
Business Unity South Africa (Busa) has expressed concern over State-owned power utility Eskom’s latest efforts to appeal for an interim tariff increase, saying in a statement on Wednesday that the sluggish growth of the South African economy could not bear...
May 13, 2014
Potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures for Kuyasa Mining subsidiary KiPower’s proposed 600 MW power plant and associated infrastructure about 20 km south-east of Delmas, in Mpumalanga, were outlined in the project’s final environmental-impact report...
May 12, 2014
The final reports relating to the environmental authorisation and other licence applications for Kuyasa Mining subsidiary KiPower’s proposed 600 MW power plant about 20 km south-east of Delmas, in Mpumalanga, will be published for public review on Tuesday,...
May 02, 2014
PPC plans to establish a quarry and processing plant capable of producing 1.25-million tons a year of cement.
Apr 17, 2014
A specialist in finance and energy says South Africa's electricity prices are too low and unsustainable. “We are under-pricing electricity by at least a factor of two,” Bridge Capital Refco director Dudley Baylis told Engineering News Online.
Apr 08, 2014
African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe
Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, would have to begin in the Karoo to meet South Africa's growing energy needs despite resistance from environmental and other lobby groups, African National Congress secretary general Gwede Mantashe said on Tuesday. He was speaking...
Mar 21, 2014
The latest version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) has some interesting changes, which could have far-reaching consequences for South Africa’s electricity mix. This IRP is a vast improvement on the 2010 plan, featuring more flexibility to respond to real-life...
Feb 28, 2014
Energy management specialist Schneider Electric, which is exhibiting at Power-Gen Africa 2014, has invited 725 African students to take part in the Go Green in the City global business case challenge, launched in November, focusing on innovative energy solutions for...
Feb 11, 2014
South Africa has enough liquidity to finance the next round of renewable-energy projects, with local banks maintaining their appetite in the emerging industry, a panel said at the Solarplaza conference, held in Sandton on Tuesday. The panel, which comprised Standard...
Jan 30, 2014
In 1984 South Africa took the lead in synchronising Africa’s first nuclear power plant to the grid. Nothing has changed since then, until now. South Africa is due to officially announce the nuclear new build roadmap and countries such as Kenya, Egypt, Ghana and...
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