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Renewable energy solves current sector woes

By: Mamaili Mamaila     19th April 2019 Renewable energy provides solutions for the challenges associated with power generation, as the price of photovoltaics and wind energy technologies have gone down owing to the increase in the efficiency of the technologies, says Stellenbosch University Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy... 

Orion reawakening geological giant in Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     18th April 2019 Three years ago, Orion Minerals was trading at an eighth of an Australian cent a share. It had a market capitalisation of $4-milllion and set out to find something that could be turned into a mine. The good news is that the company found that opportunity in South Africa, and its share price has... 

A$1bn Winchester South coal project to boost Queensland jobs

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th April 2019 The A$1-billion Winchester South metallurgical coal project has been declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland government’s independent Coordinator-General. The opencut mine, which will have a targeted run-of-mine production rate of 15-million tonnes a year of high-quality metallurgical... 

DEHN Africa expands with new senior appointment in renewables sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th April 2019 Lightning and surge protection specialist DEHN Africa, part of DEHN + SÖHNE, Germany, has recently strengthened its offering in the renewables arena with the appointment of William van Wyk to the position of Business Development Manager: Renewables. DEHN Africa managing director, Hano Oelofse,... 

juwi builds 1,000th wind turbine plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 Construction on juwi's 1,000th wind turbine plant has commenced. The plant in Mohlis (Thuringia), Germany, was awarded to juwi by the country’s Federal Network Agency, in a tender process conducted last year. The project marks an extraordinary milestone in the more than 22-year history of the... 

Acumen closes $70m impact fund for clean energy in Africa

By: Bloomberg     17th April 2019 Jacqueline Novogratz’s impact investing group closed an almost $70-million fund to back companies delivering affordable and renewable energy to mostly poor consumers in East Africa. KawiSafi Ventures seeks to bring clean energy to ten-million people with investments in fast-growing companies... 

Rendeavour Rolls Out 30 MW Solar Strategy in Kenya

15th April 2019 Initial solar plant produces enough power for 8,500 people per year Rendeavour has installed its first solar power plant in Kenya, as part of a 30 MW strategy for Tatu City, the company's new city development in Nairobi.  

Minerals Council calls for delay of at least five years in carbon tax implementation 

By: Rebecca Campbell     12th April 2019 The Minerals Council South Africa (Minerals Council), the representative body for the mining industry in the country, has called on government to delay the implementation of the new carbon tax. “The Minerals Council would like to see a delay of at least five years for the implementation of the... 

SA’s energy future – lessons from Germany

12th April 2019 Germany is well known for its phase-out of nuclear energy, which began as a response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown, in Japan. Now the powerhouse of the European Union has finally set in motion a gradual coal phase-out in response to the threats posed by climate change. Despite the rapid... 

Kathu concentrated solar power project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     12th April 2019 The Kathu Solar Park has officially been inaugurated. 

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