New coal plants to cost SA R19bn, push out renewables


Two planned coal plants are set to cost the country an additional R19.68 billion in present value terms over their lifetimes.

New wind energy projects to fire up W Cape

31 May

The Perdekraal East and Excelsior wind plants have been signed off for the national renewable energy programme in the Western Cape.

Scientists slam renewable energy prophets of doom

21 May

A team of scientists rubbishes a previous paper suggesting a 100% renewables future is not feasible.

Calls mount for energy plans update

May 14, 2018

A clear technology investment roadmap is essential to investor certainty over a multi-decade time horizon, says the renewables industry.

All Apple facilities now powered by clean energy

Apr 10, 2018

Apple's data centres, offices and retail stores in 43 countries are now all powered by renewable energy.

Radebe finally signs R58bn renewable energy deals

Apr 4, 2018

The ceremony marks the conclusion of 27 outstanding power purchase agreements under Bid Window 3.5 and 4 of the SA's renewable energy programme.

Court rules against Numsa on renewables deals

Mar 29, 2018

The North Gauteng High Court strikes off the roll the urgent interdict application against the signing of R58 billion deals.

Earth Hour saves SA 410MW

Mar 26, 2018

On Saturday night, South Africans joined the rest of the world when they switched off their lights for Earth Hour.

Renewables industry rubbishes Numsa's claims

Mar 19, 2018

The imminent closures of Eskom's old coal-fired power stations are inevitable and unrelated to the renewable energy programme.

R58bn renewables deals blocked at 11th hour

Mar 13, 2018

Trade union Numsa and civic group Transform RSA granted urgent court interdict to stop the signing of the power deals.

R58bn long-awaited renewables deals finally see light

Mar 9, 2018

Following a protracted period of uncertainty, energy minister Jeff Radebe says outstanding projects will be signed on Tuesday.

UCT partners with German institute to drive renewables

Mar 8, 2018

The institutions will collaborate closely on activities to accelerate progress in hydrogen and fuel cell technology.