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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
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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
Civil works have begun.
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...
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...
Nov 15, 2013
By Radhika Bhuyan The South African government has a daunting task – on the one hand, it needs to ensure that future energy supply is secured, while, on the other, with crunched information, it needs to make decisions that involve towering energy investments and...
Oct 30, 2013
As the need for more sustainable housing grows, clay brick in construction's superior composite offering, none more so than in the critical areas of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, affordability and investment value, defines its continued relevance and...
Sep 25, 2013
-Report?s rankings reveal most countries struggle to balance energy needs - Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and the United Kingdom achieve ?AAA? ratings under new scorecard system -World Energy Congress to agree the agenda for change next month in Korea The...
Aug 30, 2013
Government’s inter-Ministerial hydraulic fracturing (fracking) monitoring committee is still working on fine-tuning regulations for a draft report on the governing of fracking in the Karoo basin, which potentially holds 390-trillion cubic feet (tcf) of technically...
Aug 30, 2013
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 Thursday....
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 with...
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 due...
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
 
 
 
 
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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...
 
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