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In the weeds
3rd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has gone some way in starting to reform its electricity industry, which has been failing the country visibly for nearly two decades. As these changes are published, consulted and... 


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Blackwater mine, Australia
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A coal mine on the traditional lands of the Gaangalu people, in the Queensland Bowen basin of Australia.  


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BESIPPPP – Bid Window 3, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy released the request for proposals for the Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme on March 28, 2024. 


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Red Sands battery energy storage solutions project, South Africa
3rd May 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Red Sands will be the biggest standalone battery energy storage solutions project in Africa.  


Akobo says production start-up date in Ethiopia uncertain
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Scandinavian gold exploration and mining company Akobo Minerals has informed shareholders of the progress it is making in solving recent challenges with nationwide fuel supply disruptions and new... 


Mulilo chairperson Jan Oberholzer with new CEO Jan Fourie
New Mulilo CEO says South Africa’s renewables, storage markets poised for exponential growth
2nd May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Independent power producer Mulilo reports that Jan Fourie has officially assumed the role of CEO, where he will oversee the company’s growth ambitions in South Africa’s public-procurement and... 


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Energy Council welcomes passing of Climate Change Bill
2nd May 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Energy Council of South Africa has welcomed the passing of the Climate Change Bill by Parliament on April 25. “The Climate Change Bill is a critical piece of legislation... 


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City of Joburg working on 'innovative measures’ to reduce power outages, promises Mayor Gwamanda
2nd May 2024 By: Thabi Shomolekae

City of Johannesburg mayor Kabelo Gwamanda announced on Thursday that the City intends to add an additional 50 MW of power to its grid by bringing online the Durban Street Substation, in the next... 


CMB CEO Alexander Saverys
Shipping tycoon sees first Namibia hydrogen output by year-end
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

Cie Maritime Belge (CMB), a Belgian shipping company, expects green hydrogen production in Namibia to start in the fourth quarter, a project that could see $3.5-billion in investment over the next... 


AMSA's Vanderbijl Park facility with open ground in the foreground
AMSA expects to break ground on Vanderbijlpark’s 200 MW solar plant this year
2nd May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is planning to start construction on a 200 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at its Vanderbijlpark facility, in Gauteng, towards the end of the... 


Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
Schneider Electric Announces Farrukh Shad as the New Head of Sustainability Business for APMEA Region
2nd May 2024

The leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation announced the appointment of Farrukh Shad as Head of Sustainability Business for the Asia Pacific, India, Middle East... 


Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material
Graphite miners lobby US govt to impose levy on China-sourced EV material
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

North American graphite miners are lobbying the US government to impose a 25% tariff on three graphite products sourced from China in order to counter Beijing's monopoly on a key material used in... 


AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Opinion: Pollution in the Vaal Triangle – progress, but more must be done
2nd May 2024

In this article, ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Kobus Verster writes that industry across the Vaal Triangle, together with responsible corporate citizens in the steel industry, must... 


Barrick’s Mark Bristow greets Tanzania Minerals Minister Anthony Mavunde at African training academy, which is augmenting the closing Buzwagi mine’s transformation into a 3 000-job-a-year special economic zone with airport terminal.
Discovery, development are mining’s only true value creation drivers, Barrick highlights
2nd May 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Discovery and development are the only true drivers of value creation in the mining industry, Barrick president and CEO Dr Mark Bristow highlighted on Wednesday, when this standout gold and copper... 


Australia's second-largest pension fund blacklists thermal coal investments
Australia's second-largest pension fund blacklists thermal coal investments
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Australian pension giant Australian Retirement Trust said on Thursday it would stop investing in most thermal coal companies from July as part of a plan to hit net zero emissions across its... 


Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
Canada's long-delayed Trans Mountain oil pipeline starts operations
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

After 12 years and C$34-billion, Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project (TMX) began commercial operations on Wednesday, a major milestone expected to transform access to global markets... 


Baker Hughes builds first Namibian mud plant as exploration surges
2nd May 2024 By: Reuters

Energy technology company Baker Hughes will construct a new liquid mud plant, and a separate assembly, maintenance and repair base at Namibia's Walvis Bay to cater to booming offshore exploration... 


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Rick Menell joins Perseus board as nonexec director
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining veteran Rick Menell has joined the board of Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining as a nonexecutive, independent director. "I am extremely pleased to welcome Rick Menell to the board... 


A smelter owned and operated by Ironveld
Ironveld appoints Kristoffer Andersson CEO
2nd May 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

London-listed Ironveld, which owns a high-purity iron, vanadium and titanium project on the northern limb of the Bushveld Complex, in Limpopo, South Africa, has appointed Kristoffer Andersson CEO.... 


Toro boosts uranium resources with Dawson Hinkler deposit expansion
Toro boosts uranium resources with Dawson Hinkler deposit expansion
2nd May 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Uranium project developer Toro Energy has expanded the stated resources at the Dawson Hinkler deposit by reducing the resource cutoff grade from 200 parts per million (ppm) to 100 ppm uranium... 


Senate passes Russian uranium import ban, sending Bill to Biden
2nd May 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Senate voted Tuesday evening to approve legislation banning the import of enriched uranium from Russia, sending the measure to the White House which has said it supports efforts to block the... 


Clean energy critical minerals can transform sub-Saharan Africa – IMF
30th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Sub-Saharan Africa holds an estimated 30% of the world’s volume of proven critical mineral reserves and managing their use properly as part of the global transition to clean energy has the... 


Outa asks govt to clarify roles of Ministers in ERA Bill, minimise Nersa’s price-setting power
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

While the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) supports the broad intent of the Electricity Regulation Amendment (ERA) Bill, as it seeks to improve energy security in the country, it says more... 


Solar farm
Two BW6 solar projects with a combined capacity of 360 MW reach commercial close
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Two solar photovoltaic (PV) projects selected as preferred bids under Bid Window 6 (BW6) of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’s) renewable energy procurement programme reached... 


Joburg has 312 informal settlements where illegal connections pose an electrocution risk
City Power seeks funding, manufacturing partners for informal settlement ‘energy box’
30th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Johannesburg’s City Power is seeking manufacturing and venture capital partners to further develop and pilot a rugged ‘energy box’ concept in one of the city’s 312 informal settlements as a... 


Fortescue consortium awarded rights to develop Oman green hydrogen project
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A consortium between green energy and metals group Fortescue and sustainable infrastructure investor Actis has been awarded the rights to develop, build, own and operate a large green hydrogen... 


The Greenbushes lithium mine
Greenbushes to operate at full capacity for rest of the year
30th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The Greenbushes lithium mine, in Western Australia, is set to produce at full capacity for the remainder of the calendar year, after the owners of the mine agreed a further spodumene concentrate... 


Jiang Weiping has resigned as chairperson of Tianqi Lithium
China lithium giant's founder hands reins to daughter after major loss
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Jiang Weiping, the founder of major Chinese lithium producer Tianqi Lithium, resigned as chairman after the battery-material producer reported its biggest-ever quarterly loss of more than half a... 


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NBI launches pragmatic Just Energy Transition Skilling for Employment Programme
30th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

With skills having been identified as a key cross-cutting requirement for the Just Energy Transition Implementation Plan (JET-IP), the National Business Initiative (NBI), together with the... 


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Cape Town targeting this year as starting date for turning waste into power
30th April 2024 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town (CoCT) says it is moving closer to turning landfill waste into energy, with two projects that are designed to produce electricity from the combustion of landfill gas moving... 


US President Joe Biden
US reforms environmental law to speed up clean energy, infrastructure approval
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

The White House on Tuesday reformed the US environmental review process for major projects which officials said would speed up approval of everything from transmission of power from wind and solar... 


UK-Morocco renewable energy link plan gets $10.2m boost
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

GE Vernova invested $10.2-million in Xlinks First, the UK company planning a massive renewable power project in Morocco and a 4 000 km undersea cable to deliver the energy to Britain. The... 


White House eyes Russian uranium import ban while house bill stalls
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

The Biden administration is considering banning imports of enriched Russian uranium using executive authority as congressional efforts to block the Kremlin’s shipments of the reactor fuel stall,... 


Magnis holds a majority stake in Imperium3 New York (iM3NY), which operates a US battery plant.
Asic targets Magnis and Poullas over disclosure failures
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (Asic) has initiated civil penalty proceedings in the Federal Court against graphite company Magnis Energy Technologies and its executive... 


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Critical minerals, food crops at risk of climate disruption by 2050, report shows
30th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

More than 70% of critical minerals needed for the transition to net zero emissions will be at risk from climate disruption by 2050, professional services firm PwC says. The firm's latest report,... 


Petrol pumps
DMRE announces petrol price increase, diesel price decrease for May
30th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The price of petrol, both 93 and 95, will increase by 37c/ℓ as of May 1, while diesel prices will decrease by 30c/ℓ and 36c/ℓ for 0.05% sulphur and 0.005% sulphur, respectively, the Department of... 


Anglo will hold its AGM in London on Tuesday
Anglo under pressure to reveal plans to fend off BHP as Elliott hikes stake
30th April 2024 By: Reuters

Anglo American faced calls from shareholders on Monday to detail plans for improving its value in order to fend off bidder BHP, as activist investor Elliott further raised the stakes by increasing... 


G7 nations to agree on first half of 2030s for coal phase-out
G7 nations to agree on first half of 2030s for coal phase-out
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Group of Seven nations have agreed to target the first half of 2030s to phase out coal, according to the UK’s energy and nuclear minister, a key milestone for some of the world’s most... 


The Bulga complex in Australia
Top Glencore shareholders favour keeping coal over spinoff
30th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Several of Glencore’s largest shareholders believe that the company should retain its coal assets, according to people familiar with the matter, throwing a proposed spinoff into doubt. Glencore,... 


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NCOP approves Climate Change Bill
29th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) has approved the Climate Change Bill. “The Climate Change Bill will provide the much-needed legal framework to regulate activities that contribute to... 


President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson Vincent Magwenya
South Africa views BHP bid for Anglo as 'normal market activity'
29th April 2024 By: Reuters

South Africa views BHP Group's proposed bid for Anglo American as "normal market activity" and is following the process as it unfolds, President Cyril Ramaphosa's spokesperson said on Monday. BHP... 


Nuclear associations call on G7 States to strengthen the sector to fight climate change
29th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

Eight major international and national nuclear industry associations have urged the Group of Seven (G7) major democratic industrial economies to take steps to further develop nuclear energy... 


Sungrow Releases Annual Report 2023: Operating Revenue Witnessed a Robust Growth of 79.5%
Sungrow Releases Annual Report 2023: Operating Revenue Witnessed a Robust Growth of 79.5%
29th April 2024

Sungrow, the global leading PV inverter and energy storage system provider, released its annual report 2023 recently. The company attained unprecedented revenues and profits, fueled by robust... 


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