Renewable Energy

Energy sector is the new colonial project

Renewable energy funding from the North must take local ownership and participation seriously

Be bold, Cyril, even if it’s politically risky

He must end the Mantashe problem and execute his strategy rather than keep the ANC onside

Renewables not a silver bullet for inequality

COMMENT We talk as if building wind, solar and other sources of limitless, clean energy will redistribute wealth...

Eskom: South Africa can learn from Australia’s mistakes before it too burns

The current restructuring plan for the state-owned entity won’t solve its problems, but there is a way to make the power utility work successfully

Move to renewables already here

The electricity crisis has spurred the government on to use independent power producers to boost the grid

Coal is destroying South Africa. Renewables are the future        

Why are we dithering when independent power producers hold the answer? Ideology, it seems

Carrots work better than sticks

Can the right incentives close the gap between idea and execution in sustainability policy?

And the award goes to …

At the awards ceremony the billboard idea wins a grand prix prize, which is the most important prize to win.

Carbon tax in South Africa – No longer just hot air

Symbolically, the carbon tax is an important step for the SA economy, to decouple growth from carbon intensity

DPA trial on Tesla Powerwall a huge success

Distributed Power Africa chooses tesla powerwall for telecommunication towers trial of Tesla Powerwall in Africa a huge success

Elemental power is fuelling a new world order

Germany and China lead the way, and now South Africa is starting to see that renewable energy could be its ‘saviour’

From weed to fuel: Kenya’s fight against this SA invader could pay off handsomely

This invasive weed clogs our dam and rivers but in Kenya, it’s become the next big thing in renewable energy.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it