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Don’t pooh-pooh the benefits of biogas

Biogas digesters, which are commonly seen in many Asian countries, are among the most viable immediate green energy prospects in South Africa. There are a number of different biogas technologies, but generally it is produced from decaying organic...

Powering economic growth and development

There are three distinct components regarding energy security in Africa. They form the backbone of socio-economic stability which includes price, supply and sustainability. Certain countries dependant on hydrocarbon potential, for example, will...

AfriSam leads in energy efficiency

Leading construction materials group, AfriSam, has become the first construction materials company to sign the 49M pledge. This step signifies the company’s commitment to the global agenda for energy efficiency and to play a proactive role in...

Investors back South Africa’s green plans

The idea that renewable energy could ultimately be more cost-efficient than conventional energy is gaining momentum. South Africa’s call to global investors to assist its renewable energy programme – which is trailing the rest of the...

Eskom to own South Africa’s nuclear energy dream

New tariff hikes are on the cards as Cabinet has named Eskom as the owner and operator of planned nuclear power stations. Cabinet has named state power utility Eskom, the owner and operator of the six nuclear power stations, that state plans to...