R58bn renewables deals blocked at 11th hour


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

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

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

KFC adds solar to its secret recipe

22 Feb

Outlets in the Eastern Cape install solar energy, looking to save up to R410 000 over a five-year term.

Africa shackled to fossil fuels until 2033

16 Feb

Renewable energy will emerge victorious in Africa only in 2033 or later, even though renewable economics are unquestionably already improving.

Lynne Brown finally approves signing of renewables deals

Feb 2, 2018

The minister approves Eskom's application to purchase additional renewable energy from independent power producers.

'Cheaper' clean energy to connect world's poor

Jan 29, 2018

With the declining costs of creating solar power and wind energy, renewable energy prices will soon be "consistently cheaper", say energy experts.

Renewables sector expects imminent signing of R58bn deals

Jan 22, 2018

The industry anticipates the conclusion of the 26 outstanding power purchase agreements in the first quarter of 2018.

Renewables tech to compete with fossils on price by 2020

Jan 15, 2018

A new cost analysis shows green energy prices will drop significantly in the next two years.

Solar steam powers homes, new jobs in SA

Jan 11, 2018

A Spanish renewable energy company opens three thermal solar plants in the Northern Cape, creating 125 permanent and 5 800 temporary jobs.

Ellies earnings swing to profit

Dec 5, 2017

The group's turnaround strategy seems to be working as it reports half year earnings per share after reporting a loss per share a year ago.

Mahlobo's nuclear plans nuked

Nov 30, 2017

Energy minister David Mahlobo capitulates and gives assurances to the court that he will abide by the law in regards to nuclear procurement.