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Renewable energy at the forefront of future growth

Energy Minister Dipuo Peters is visiting Abu Dhabi this week to attend the 6th World Future Energy Summit, the Zayed Future Energy Prize Award Ceremony and the third session of the Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency. Now in its sixth...

Is that carbon tax on your plate?

The proverbial axe is falling on ‘business as usual` as every industry in South Africa, from mining to manufacturing to retail, is cringing at the thought of rising energy tariffs and the impending implementation of a carbon tax. Stemming the tide...

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...