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Sasol sets sights on large-scale renewables procurement as it pulls trigger on embedded generation projects  

By: Terence Creamer     4th August 2020 Chemicals and energy group Sasol intends issuing, during its current financial year, a request for proposals (RFP) for wind and solar projects with a combined capacity of between 200 MW and 300 MW having received a strong response to a market-testing request for information (RFI) issued in May.... 

Impact of Digitalisation on Africa’s Energy Sector in a Post COVID World

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th August 2020 COVID-19’s negative repercussions on Africa’s economies have highlighted the importance of achieving energy security to be capable of enduring pandemics and realising a post-crisis economic recovery. Clean energy and the innovative technologies that accompany it, represent a critical catalyst for... 

SKF targets full carbon-neutral manufacturing by 2030

By: Marleny Arnoldi     31st July 2020 Bearing manufacturer SKF is aiming to have its factories carbon neutral by 2030, the Swedish group has announced. The company has already decreased its manufacturing carbon footprint by 36% since 2015 and is operating two carbon-neutral factories.  

Air Liquide to acquire and operate the biggest oxygen production site in the world

30th July 2020 In line with its plan to reduce its emissions of CO2, Sasol has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa. In this context, Air Liquide would operate the 16 air separation units (ASU) of... 

Regulation, collaboration needed to fast-track global circular economy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th July 2020 European Green Deal, Covid-19 and new technology change environmental landscape Cross sector collaboration and enabling regulatory frameworks, as well as technology innovation, can fast track the achievement of circular economy goals. This is according to industry experts who were participating... 

SAPVIA welcomes energy dept's commitment to dealing with energy security challenge

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     24th July 2020 Industry body the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) has applauded the “determination put forward by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe to mobilise the private sector to address the threats to energy security but cautions that there is no more time... 

Scrutiny of new Carbon Tax regulations can save your company millions of Rands

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 Almost all of the pieces of the jigsaw are now in place to enable some companies to make big savings on their Carbon Tax bills. However, detailed scrutiny and careful analysis is needed to apply for allowances, some of which were only laid out in detail last month. 

South Africa urged to recycle more of its copper scrap

By: Donna Slater     10th July 2020 Given limited domestic copper production, South Africa should prioritise the recycling of copper scrap to ensure there remains sufficient stock as the economy changes to be more energy efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels, Copper Development Association Africa (CDAA) executive chairperson... 

Majority of IPPs said to agree to refinancing initiative 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th July 2020 A representative from the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy's (DMRE's) Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office has confirmed that 70% of South Africa’s 64 IPPs have indicated they will participate in the department’s renewable energy project refinancing initiative. DMRE infrastructure... 

Finding our ‘just transition’ away from coal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th July 2020 On South Africa’s energy landscape, a vision is taking shape – to not just a move away from burning coal for power, but to do so in a way that creates opportunities for those with the most to lose. SRK Consulting is focused on two key aspects of this process: the ongoing development and... 

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