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Peters: We need to find energy alternatives
Peters: We need to find energy alternatives
She said energy developments such as fracking explored ways to keep the lights on.
Criticism as Shell signs $4bn Iraq oil deal
Criticism as Shell signs $4bn Iraq oil deal
Oil giant Shell has become the first Western oil company to win significant access to the energy sector in Iraq since the 1970s, in a $4-billion...
Investors open up to 'green crude'
Investors open up to 'green crude'
Even for climate change optimists, it sounds too good to be true: a liquid fuel made from plants that is chemically identical to crude oil, but...
Could he be Eskom's godsend?
Could he be Eskom's godsend?
When Eskom dropped the ball in January, the mining industry had to make the costly catch. Five days of total shutdown cost South Africa billions of...
Energy costs whack Eskom
Energy costs whack Eskom
The spike in primary energy costs, mainly coal and diesel, has put a massive dent in Eskom's bottom line, the utility revealed in its annual...
Today's gold rush is green
Today's gold rush is green
The "clean tech" sector has bounced back from the credit crunch with global figures showing a resurgence of interest -- labelled a "green Klondike"...
Breakfast with Big Nuclear
Breakfast with Big Nuclear
Big Nuclear invited me to breakfast. This was to hear Bertrand Barre, described as one of the foremost experts on nuclear energy and an advisor to...
Generating your own
Generating your own
Next time power cuts hit South Africa, it could be because of the collective, involuntary wish for it by thousands upon thousands of business...
Power users face 140% hike
Power users face 140% hike
Consumers could face a 140% increase in the price of electricity over the next four years unless government injects more cash into embattled power...
A spoonful of sugar ...
A spoonful of sugar ...
The role of biofuels in soaring food prices is not straightforward and needs closer examination when it comes to the role they can play in South...
The new survivalism
The new survivalism
For three years, my husband has talked about taking to the hills. About buying a small farm where, with our four-year-old daughter, we can safely...
Developers go green
Developers go green
Developers have come up with innovative solutions to the power crisis in the country that will allow some developments to continue despite a...

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