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Top trends energising Africa’s power sectors

An optimal energy mix for Africa relies on a variety of generation technologies. In fact, in a 2015 report McKinsey estimated that if every country in Africa had to build to meet their current electricity demand, the region would require about $490...

The business benefits of renewable energy

The National Development Plan calls for the procurement of at least 20 000 MW of renewable electricity by 2030. Not only will a modest switch to renewable power mean a big step towards achieving this, but it could also be very good for business....

Earth Day triggers call for better waste management

On 22 April people around the globe celebrated Earth Day, calling for better global ecological awareness. Ahead of this year’s event, Western Cape MEC for environmental affairs and development planning Anton Bredell called on South Africans to do...
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Imagine SA powered 100% by renewable energy

Eskom is expected to close four power stations with 8 800 MW of installed capacity over the next 10 years, which will cost 30 000 direct jobs and have a multiplier effect of potential loss of 70 000 indirect jobs mainly in the transport and storage...
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How SA businesses can secure their power supply

Electricity tariffs have recently been increased by around 14%, and the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has approved further above inflation hikes for the next three financial years. This means that operating costs for all...

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this...
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New technologies ease SA into a low-carbon future

Power shortages and a transition to a lower-carbon future, in line with South Africa’s Paris Agreement commitments, will require the country to harness new technologies. Energy storage, which will be a critical element of a modern power system,...