SA’s wind sector looks to power 9.3m homes by 2030
The Windaba Virtual Conference hears the sector is set to transform SA’s energy landscape by delivering 14.4GW of energy over the next decade.
Municipalities to bypass Eskom to buy own renewable energy
Energy minister Gwede Mantashe has gazetted amendments to Electricity Regulations on New Generation Capacity, to enable municipal power generation.
Renewable industry bodies partner to develop local skills
The organisations join hands to launch a programme to drive change, enhance the local skills base and ensure SA reaps the full benefits of a decarbonised economy.
FNB touts renewable energy as solution to Eskom woes
With SA’s ongoing electricity challenges, the long-term benefits of implementing alternatives such as solar certainly outweigh the costs, says the bank.
Wind sector targets R400bn post-COVID-19 economic recovery
The sector estimates the wind sector alone will invest between R300 billion and R400 billion and create 25 000 jobs in South Africa by 2030.
Govt urged to outline post-COVID-19 green economy recovery plan
The renewables sector calls for subsidies for local manufacturers of renewable power solutions and hefty levies on all imports.
No penalties for renewable energy delays during lockdown
Twelve wind farms currently under construction are not classified as essential services and will be part of the national lockdown, says SAWEA.
Coal sector loses bid to halt renewable energy deals
The Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses a case brought by the Coal Transporters Forum to set aside power purchase agreements.