Burkina Faso and Mali may pay Rosatom to build nuclear plants. But why indenture yourself when energy emancipation is staring you in the face?
Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa says Eskom is in the process of stabilising the national grid so that it will have the capacity to accept new renewable projects
How do we balance a reliable supply of electricity and ending load-shedding with the critical issue of climate change and moving to cleaner energy?
Development partners are scaling up these renewable energy grids in Madagascar, Kenya, Tanzania and Niger, Senegal and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has argued that renewable energy will not have enough baseload to power the country and avoid a total blackout
Separating Eskom into generation, transmission and distribution could play a significant role in reducing power cuts
Various financing companies are offering consumers the option to pay a monthly fee for solar energy and they will own the equipment after a certain period of time
The majority of the relief comes in the form of incentives given to businesses and households investing in alternative energy
One of the main factors contributing to a sudden increase in load-shedding is not sustaining maintenance for the old fleet
Negotiations must find pathways for Africa to deliver electricity for economic empowerment while spending less on harmful fuels.
Off-grid solar services using mobile payments deliver affordable,
clean energy solutions
Dividing the company into generation, transmission and distribution divides responsibility, and could triple the scale of the problems
The state must take control of energy supply to increase capacity with funding from the Public Investment Corporation and the South African Reserve Bank rather than relying on the private sector
A researcher says Africa’s huge renewable energy potential could save lives from air pollution
Load-shedding and electricity prices are projected to double in next five years
Small modular nuclear reactors can help South Africa transition to a low-carbon economy
Coal commits climate sins so wind and solar energy are good alternatives but suffer intermittency — and now the European Union is reclassifying nuclear as green energy
In South Africa and abroad it is renewable energy, new environmental-friendly technologies and materials, as well as goods and services that are attracting attention
Appropriate policy, supported by a social compact by labour, business, communities and the government, can maximise the opportunities of the just transition
As the just transition gathers momentum and renewable energy becomes more affordable, countries around the world taking climate action. South Africa must follow suit
Corporates are already wheeling electricity and planning alternative power plants, and many households are using a mixture of energy sources
Solar-generated pumps are pumping larger volumes of water for wildlife than diesel used to, and spekboom is helping offset carbon emissions
The deep oceans are a fragile final frontier, largely unknown and untouched but mining companies and governments — other than those in Africa — are eying its mineral riches
The switch to alternative energy is crucial for employment, economic growth and decarbonisation
A new report says power from the hydroelectric scheme is more expensive than energy from solar and wind
Parliament should be asking the public what we think of Karpowerships before approaching the energy department about its deal
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