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Mass movement: scientists adopt new kilogramme definition
Mass movement: scientists adopt new kilogramme definition
How we measure the world underwent a quantum leap on Monday as scientists adopted new hyper-accurate definitions for units of weight, electricity...
Renewables aren't causing job losses in coal sector — Radebe
Renewables aren't causing job losses in coal sector — Radebe
Coal is still very much part of South Africa's energy mix, given the abundance of the mineral, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has said.
How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities
How sub-Saharan Africa can harness its big electricity opportunities
Electricity lifts people out of poverty and improves their health and standards of living. Yet 1.3 billion of the world’s people don’t have...
Why South Africa’s power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables
Why South Africa’s power utility should boost its output of in-house renewables
South Africa has exceptionally favourable conditions for solar and wind power generation. But these sources currently only contribute
South Africa has a new energy plan. But will it break the bank?
South Africa has a new energy plan. But will it break the bank?
The release of South Africa’s long-awaited update to the Integrated Resource Plan is...
Coal's days numbered as renewables attract bonds
Coal's days numbered as renewables attract bonds
Coal is having a hard time lately. United States power plants are switching to natural gas, environmental restrictions are kicking in and the...
Politics of power ignores reality
Politics of power ignores reality
By 2030, South Africa's new coal-powered stations Medupi and Kusile will be online and several nuclear power stations will feed into the grid. The...
Disappointing dip in energy
Disappointing dip in energy
The report back on energy was not as encouraging as some would have liked, with expenditure 9.9% down on the same period last year and the energy...
Big energy blinded by green light
Big energy blinded by green light
No wonder the big energy companies are spooked by the green dream. Have you seen their share prices lately?
SA on its way to greener economy
SA on its way to greener economy
Minister Dipuo Peters told the Cabinet in May that South Africa now ranks as the "ninth most attractive investment destination for the green...
How to save energy in your business
How to save energy in your business
Taking a close look at the energy costs of your business will help identify areas that are using the most energy, and give you an idea of where to...

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