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Major global utilities announce joint intent to scale renewable capacity by 2030 
19th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The Utilities for Net Zero Alliance (Uneza) has adopted a roadmap to 2030, targeting a total increase of renewable energy capacity within their portfolios to 749 GW by 2030, an increase of 2.5... 


Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
Proconics joins Eskom’s Owner Engineers Panel
19th April 2024

Proconics' expertise aligns with national projects and is poised to contribute to Eskom’s Transmission Development Plan. Engineering Firm Proconics was among the 14 companies that joined the Eskom... 


Minerals Council South Africa chief economist Hugo Pienaar
Chief economist unpacks mining’s deeply-rooted contribution to economy despite challenges
19th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

The mining industry makes a significant difference in the lives and livelihoods of employees and society in South Africa through economic and socioeconomic contributions, but more can be done on... 


direct reduced iron pellets
Decarbonised iron production possible using sodium, company says
19th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

A new process being pioneered by energy companies such as Israel-based Helios and Netherlands-based Alkalium proposes the use of sodium metal rather than coal or hydrogen to refine iron-ore into... 


Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
Efforts to boost local manufacture of renewable energy components
19th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Engineering News editor Terence Creamer discusses South Africa's plans to stimulate local manufacturing around solar, wind and batteries. 


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Concurrent rehabilitation improves community relations
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Midtier gold miner Pan African Resources’ concurrent rehabilitation at its Mogale tailings retreatment (MTR) project, located at the Mintails site, near Mogale City in Krugersdorp, Gauteng, is... 


Embracing the grid services revolution: Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
Embracing the grid services revolution: Reshaping power transmission with renewable energy integration
19th April 2024

In an era marked by escalating climate concerns and the urgent need for sustainable energy solutions, the power transmission landscape is witnessing a profound revolution. At the forefront of this... 


Rio, Saudi Arabia said to vie for stake in First Quantum mines
18th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

Rio Tinto Group and Saudi Arabia’s state-backed Manara Minerals Investment Co. are among suitors considering bids for a stake in First Quantum Minerals’ Zambian copper mines, according to people... 


World Bank, AfDB seeks to provide more Africans with electricity by 2030
18th April 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

The World Bank Group and the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group are partnering to provide at least 300-million people in Africa with electricity access by 2030.  The World Bank Group will work... 


Kenhardt solar farm, in Northern Cape
Scatec inaugurates 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm
18th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Norwegian renewable energy company Scatec has inaugurated the 540 MW Kenhardt solar farm in the Northern Cape. In his keynote address at the event, on April 18, CEO Terje Pilskog commended how... 


Together with large-scale procurement, rising rooftop solar installations are offering greater market stability that could stimulate local manufacturing
Private renewables procurement may mitigate boom-bust cycles curbing South Africa’s green industrialisation
18th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The combination of public and private procurement of large-scale renewables in South Africa signals increased stability for manufacturers of key components, a new GreenCape report argues. Published... 


Joint report on the main roadmaps for aviation to reach net-zero emissions released
18th April 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The ‘Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review’, which is a joint initiative of the International Air Transport Association (IATA – the global representative body for the airline... 


Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
Optimising green hydrogen production with technology advancement
18th April 2024

By Hennie Colyn at Schneider Electric A recent Markets and Markets research report Green Hydrogen Market, Industry Size Forecast Report  outlines that the segment is set to reach USD 7,314 billion... 


Justin Trudeau
Trudeau government urged to walk the talk on Canada's climate policies
18th April 2024 By: Reuters

Canada's federal budget on Tuesday unveiled few emissions-cutting policies, but climate advocates say the key for Justin Trudeau's Liberal government is to prioritise implementation of existing... 


Report questions role of CCUS in steel decarbonisation
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

A new report by the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has shown that carbon capture use and storage (CCUS) is unlikely to play a major role in steel decarbonisation... 


Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor
South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power capacity – more than the IRP envisions
17th April 2024 By: Darren Parker

Standard Bank head of Southern Africa’s oil and gas coverage Paul Eardley-Taylor has suggested that South Africa needs 13 GW of gas-to-power (GtP) capacity, rather than the 7.2 GW to 8.6 GW... 


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Minerals Council South Africa setting out to boost local demand for green hydrogen
17th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Minerals Council South Africa is focused on increasing the domestic demand for green hydrogen, which it sees as contributing to the kickstarting of the hydrogen economy in South Africa. “The... 


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Wind industry achieves record year, but more work required to reach renewables target
17th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The global wind industry installed a record 117 GW of new capacity in 2023, making it the best year ever for new wind energy, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) states in its ‘Global Wind Report... 


The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
The Importance of Infrastructure Development in Africa
17th April 2024

Infrastructure development is of paramount importance in Africa due to its significant impact on economic growth, social progress, and sustainable development.  Here are several key reasons why... 


Impact manager Acre raises $100m for African climate infrastructure
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Two former BNP Paribas bankers have raised almost $100-million for a new fund which aims to unlock billions of dollars of funding for climate-aligned infrastructure projects in Africa. Acre Impact... 


A pipeline under construction in the hills of Appalachia
Canada to give Indigenous groups loan guarantees for resource projects
17th April 2024 By: Reuters

Canada will provide up to C$5-billion in loan guarantees to help Indigenous groups invest in natural resource projects, the Liberal government said in its annual budget on Tuesday. The program... 


Native American group seeks to overturn US court ruling on Rio's Arizona copper mine
Native American group seeks to overturn US court ruling on Rio's Arizona copper mine
16th April 2024 By: Reuters

A Native American group has asked all members of a US appeals court on Monday to overturn an earlier ruling that granted land to Rio Tinto for a copper mine in Arizona, saying the land was sacred... 


Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek
Australia to establish EPA as part of environmental law reforms
16th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

In a move to bolster environmental protection measures, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek announced on Tuesday the establishment of an Environment Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Albanese... 


Power lines over an informal settlement
South Africa’s ranking in World Energy Trilemma Index falls
16th April 2024 By: Terence Creamer

South Africa has fallen to sixty-ninth from sixty-fourth on the World Energy Council’s (WEC’s) latest World Energy Trilemma Index which ranks more than 100 countries against the three key... 


Beware of the fire risk posed by lithium-ion batteries
Beware of the fire risk posed by lithium-ion batteries
16th April 2024

As renewable energy systems, including solar panels and battery energy storage systems (BESS), gain increasing popularity, experts caution about the potential fire risks posed by lithium-ion... 


Vale surpasses 100% renewable energy target in Brazil two years ahead of schedule
Vale surpasses 100% renewable energy target in Brazil two years ahead of schedule
16th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

Mining giant Vale has exceeded its target of reaching 100% renewable energy consumption in its Brazilian operations, accomplishing this milestone two years ahead of schedule. The announcement,... 


Speakers outline green hydrogen challenges, infrastructure hurdles
12th April 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

South Africa’s green hydrogen economy faces complexities and challenges, both upstream and downstream, and this requires technological disruption and commitment beyond the current value chain. This... 


EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs
Opinion: Moving from hype to reality – how green hydrogen’s role in the energy transition is evolving
12th April 2024

In this article, EY Africa strategy and transactions leader Quintin Hobbs writes about the growth in green hydrogen demand and the related growth in electrolyser demand. It is now clear that green... 


Creamer Media cover for Hydrogen 2024 report
Hydrogen 2024: Implementation crucial going forward
12th April 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Green hydrogen is prominent on the global agenda for creating a cleaner, greener future. The element holds the potential to unlock a new epoch in energy. Unlike conventional fossil fuels, the... 


An image of Cresco director Robert Futter
Hybrid solution offered to big energy consumers
12th April 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Project finance and transaction advisory firm Cresco has recently supported South African mobile telecommunications corporation MTN in acquiring a hybrid energy system solution that incorporates... 


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Cummins Power, an integral element of the power mix
12th April 2024

Cummins Generators serve as robust standalone power solutions and play an essential role in microgrid systems. A microgrid constitutes a local energy system capable of generating, potentially... 


Image of wind and solar plant
Koruson 2, South Africa
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Envusa Energy has completed the project financing for its first three wind and solar projects, collectively known as Koruson 2. 


IMAGE OF WIND TURBINES, SOLAR PANELS AND PYLONS
Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 5, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

A total of a total 2 583 MW has been procured under Bid Window 5. 


Image of a wind farm
Ummbila Emoyeni wind energy facility, South Africa – update
12th April 2024 By: Sheila Barradas

Seriti Green has signed a long-term project financing agreement to enable the delivery of the wind farm. 


Ministerial Advisor and Presidency Green Hydrogen Lead Masopha Moshoeshoe.
South Africa well placed to benefit from huge green hydrogen outlook, attendees hear
11th April 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Green hydrogen has a massive potential future and South Africa is very well positioned to produce it, attendees of the Hydrogen Economy Discussion heard on Thursday. Most of the 90-million tonnes... 


Image of Cu-Flex flexible copper busbars
Flexible copper busbar for local industry
11th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


CEO of commodity trader Trafigura starts handover to successor
11th April 2024 By: Reuters

Jeremy Weir, longtime chief executive at commodities trader Trafigura, is priming successor Richard Holtum to take over when he decides to step back into a chairman role, five sources familiar... 


Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
Australia steps up with ‘Future Made in Australia Act’
11th April 2024 By: Mariaan Webb

The US has the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The European Union introduced its European Economic Security Strategy. Japan has the Economic Security Promotion Act, Korea is reframing its economic... 


Nedbank outgoing CEO Mike Brown
Nedbank looks to investment banking for growth under new CEO
11th April 2024 By: Bloomberg

South Africa’s Nedbank Group is hoping to hire more investment bankers as it seeks to take advantage of a surge of deals in renewable energy, water and logistics in Africa’s most developed economy.... 


Platinum ore in hand
Automotive experts unpack NEV growth projections, impact on platinum demand
11th April 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

As new energy vehicle (NEV) sales grow more moderately in reality than what was expected two years ago, demand for platinum group metals (PGMs) in the automotive sector is not trailing off as... 


SPS, Darling Green Country Estate & Touchpoint develop 6 MW green energy solution
SPS, Darling Green Country Estate & Touchpoint develop 6 MW green energy solution
11th April 2024

Solar energy company Sustainable Power Solutions (SPS) in partnership with housing development Darling Green Country Estate and energy solutions provider TouchPoint Energy is embarking on a... 


Image of Cu-Flex flexible copper busbars
Flexible copper busbar for local industry
10th April 2024

The Cubic range of Cu-flex flexible copper busbars is now available from Referro Systems, an authorised distributor of Rockwell Automation products in South Africa. This follows Rockwell... 


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