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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...
Jan 23, 2014
Kuyasa Mining subsidiary KiPower continues to advance preparations for the construction of a 600 MW power plant some 20 km south-east of Delmas, in Mpumalanga, announcing on Thursday that the draft reports on the project’s environmental-impact assessment , waste...
Dec 06, 2013
Last month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its 'World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2013' report. The WEO is a yearly publication that reviews recent developments in energy markets and also projects energy demand, supply and price trends over the coming two...
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The Gauteng Provincial Government is to spend R11-billion for a large scale roll-out of solar panels on all State-owned buildings across the province. This will result in the generation of electricity, which will be in line with the National Development Plan’s call...
Jul 24, 2013
Junior developer Prairie Downs Metals has launched a scoping study on its Lublin coal project, in Poland. The study would include a revised Joint Ore Reserves Committee-compliant resource estimate, as well as mine production scenarios and scheduling, mine access,...
Jul 15, 2013
The Indian government is mulling a number of new measures to consolidate the falling trend in gold imports over the past month, including stiffer licensing conditions for importers. According to senior government officials, the Finance Ministry has initiated a...
Jun 28, 2013
Russian State-owned nuclear company Rosatom was awaiting the South African government’s decision regarding the nuclear aspect of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2010), as well as Russia’s role in this regard, deputy director-general Kirill Komarov said on...
Jun 21, 2013
Russia is hopeful about its chances of supplying South Africa with new nuclear power plants (NPPs) to help meet the country’s future energy needs. During last month’s visit to Russia by President Jacob Zuma, South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters held talks...
May 31, 2013
As an abundant global resource, natural gas is poised to take centre stage in the world’s total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with more than 200 years of proved reserves and a worldwide increase in gas consumption, partly...
May 31, 2013
As an abundant global resource, natural gas is poised to take centre stage in the world’s total energy mix by 2030, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), with more than 200 years of proved reserves and a worldwide increase in gas consumption, partly...
May 23, 2013
Power and automation technology group ABB on Thursday said it planned to establish a new central inverter production line at its Johannesburg facilities in 2014. The group, which aimed to supply the growing photovoltaic (PV) market and take advantage of local content...
Apr 16, 2013
The Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has approached the Indian government for the allotment of at least three coal blocks on a preferential basis under the government dispensation route, rather than through competitive bids. SAIL, the largest steel producer...
Apr 12, 2013
By Geoff Davies Leaders from a wide cross-section the faith community are seeking an urgent meeting with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe and have endorsed the call by Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission Trevor Manuel for a...
Mar 22, 2013
Clean Power Africa to showcase successful renewable energy projects
Mar 18, 2013
Feb 25, 2013
Inaugural and comprehensive event addressing all regulatory, technical and commercial developments in shale gas, CBM and offshore gas exploration and production
Feb 15, 2013
Global energy major Shell has called for collaboration between government and industry to meet Australia’s growing energy demand. Speaking at the release of the company’s Future Energy Survey 2013, country chair Ann Pickard noted that industry, the community and...
Feb 11, 2013
To gain a better understanding of the state of the energy sector in Africa and the opportunities and projects currently available, I spoke with Paul Runge, MD at Africa Project Access who helped answer these key questions
Feb 08, 2013
US energy major Chevron has added to its offshore natural gas resources, announcing on Friday that it had made another discovery in the Exmouth plateau area, in the Carnarvon basin. The Kentish Knock South-1 exploration discovery well encountered around 75 m of net...
Feb 06, 2013
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development on Wednesday said it hoped to complete its proposed Gauteng Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan (GIIMP) for South Africa’s most populous province by year-end. Speaking at a public consultation workshop, which...
Dec 04, 2012
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said that 21 mines currently supplying coal to State-owned power utility Eskom were operating without a water-use licence. In response to a Parliamentary question posed by the Democratic Alliance’s Gareth Morgan, Gigaba...
Nov 23, 2012
The assessment that the US could emerge as the world’s largest oil producer before 2020 and even transition to full self-sufficiency by 2035 was the undoubted highlight of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) ‘World Energy Outlook 2012’ report,...
Nov 05, 2012
Education should be prioritised in Africa to produce the skills needed to meet the continent’s growing energy demands, French energy and railways solutions group Alstom VP for regulatory affairs, policy and industry relations, Lawrence Jones, said on Monday....
Nov 01, 2012
The inaugural POWER-GEN Africa and co-located Renewable Energy World Africa conference and exhibition will take place from 6-8 November 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg
Oct 26, 2012
WELTEC BIOPOWER Builds 3-MW Biogas Plant in Uruguay
Sep 21, 2012
The transition to a low-carbon economy is undoubtedly challenging – we are clear about the general direction in which we are headed but there is much uncertainty about low-carbon choices.
Sep 14, 2012
Renewable-energy technologies were ready to be taken up in many developing countries around the world, particularly in Africa, Glenn Hodes, a senior energy economist and manager at the United Nations Environment Programme Risoe Centre, in Denmark, told attendees at...
Aug 22, 2012
Africa is a continent of contrasts
Jul 20, 2012
The installation of 4 400 solar panels on the roof of the Blackfriars train station in central London reached the halfway mark in July, said British railway operator Network Rail.
Jul 20, 2012
Network Rail is reconstructing the station on top of Blackfriars bridge to provide more space for passengers and longer, more frequent trains.
Jul 05, 2012
Today 49M, South Africa’s biggest energy saving movement, announced that it will be sponsoring two categories of the eta Awards namely the Energy Savings in Households and Energy Efficiency Awareness categories
May 24, 2012
Commercial law firm Middletons has warned that a delay in the federal government’s harmonized framework for the coal seam gas (CSG) industry could affect foreign investment in the sector. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online, special council Clive Cachia said that...
May 18, 2012
State-owned power utility Eskom is ready to lead any developments around nuclear power generation in South Africa, CEO Brian Dames said at the National Union of Mineworkers' Nuclear Energy Workshop, in Midrand, last month.
May 11, 2012
Government’s proposed allocation of an additional R4.7-billion to complete its target of installing one-million solar water geysers is welcome news as a step in the right direction towards averting an energy crisis in South Africa, but much more needs to be done in...
Mar 30, 2012
The project will see the development of the first nitric acid plant of its kind to be built in South Africa since 1984.
Dec 08, 2011
The Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector is one step closer to becoming one of the world’s biggest exporters, after Japan’s Inpex and Total secured a 15-year sales and purchase agreement with five Japanese power supply companies. Inpex and Total would...
Nov 25, 2011
Omnia has reported that the nitric acid plant is on track for commissioning in the first quarter of 2012.
Nov 18, 2011
The Africa Energy Indaba has partnered with Fiat and Alfa Romeo Specialist, Arnold Chatz Cars.
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