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SA energy will still be two-thirds coal in 2030 – Radebe

Radebe and his department were briefing the portfolio committee on energy on the latest IRP, released at the end of August

Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed

But in SA, despite an initial good start, the government has eroded the sector that could provide cheap electricity and thousands of jobs

​Energy fix stares SA in the face

The IEA shows green power can work, but the state is still using its outdated pro-nuclear plan.

4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked

You can’t manage the weatherObservations support this; the sun can hide behind clouds and wind tends to veer between blustery and still in seconds....

​Trump can be tripped by sanctions

The president-elect’s policies will rebound on the whole world but there is a way to hit back.

We’ve captured the power of the sun and the wind, but where on earth will we keep it?

Smart storage means the future is here. Gone are the bulky batteries of old. In are clever grids that allow homes to create and store their own power

Spin-offs from old wind farms are driving a revolution

Amazing new innovations are taking place parallel to the billowing growth in an energy sector that is now providing 20% of all electricity.

Earth Day marks a significant climate change milestone

This Earth Day, with the signing of the Paris Agreement, is truly a cause for hope, writes the United States ambassador to South Africa.

Wind leads the renewable energy charge

Renewable power is proving a success, with wind energy surpassing the 1GW milestone in SA. Costs are falling and it is quicker to construct and safer.

Germany’s renewable energy strategy pays off

The Energiewende programme has been a success, silencing critics ahead of COP21. All that's missing is viable storage and that now appears possible.

Renewable energy investors struggle in former homelands

Difficulties in obtaining leases on communal land in the Eastern Cape are discouraging investors in renewable energy.

The renewable energy revolution is upon us

An energy storage plant in Ireland could solve the problem of storing large amounts of solar and wind-generated energy for later use.

China and Africa harvest the wind for power

The world's developing economies installed 60% of new wind energy capacity in 2014.

SA set to profit from wind power

Strong government backing for renewable energy has given a much-needed boost to wind farms.

Siemens to supply wind turbines to Sere farm

Siemens's SA unit has won the contract to supply 46 wind turbines to power utility Eskom's 100 megawatt Sere wind farm, says the German company.

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In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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