Energy

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...
renewable energy

Renewable energy under the REIPPP at 1 400 MW

The government has signed the first round of agreements with independent power producers that will see an initial 1 400 megawatts of renewable energy being added to South Africa’s energy mix, while bringing an estimated R47billion in new...
renewable-energy

Renewable energy a dim prospect

SOUTH Africa needs cheap and reliable energy, no one could dispute that. But renewable energy is neither. As a wandering albatross that clattered onto my balcony this week told me, it is actually making e-tolls on Gauteng’s freeways look positively...