Month: April 2013

Mines are facing winter blackouts

Business Day LIVE 28 April 2013  ALREADY battered by wildcat strikes and a turf battle between the National Union of Mineworkers and its upstart rival, the Association for Mineworkers and Construction...Read More

Energy: Nuclear warning sparks meltdown

Mail & Guardian 26 April 2013 A major policy clash over the biggest spending plan in SA’s history has erupted between the national planning commission and the energy department. The trillion...Read More

Briefing by the National Energy Regulator of SA (NERSA) on their Strategic Plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16

On the 23rd of April 2013 the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) briefed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy (PPCE) on their Strategic Plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16. The ...Read More

Metalworkers fund sets up R1bn renewables debt facility

Engineering News 24 April 2013 The Metal Industries Benefit Funds Administrators (Mibfa) has confirmed that it will commit up to R1-billion for the provision of debt finance for projects participating...Read More

First Solar Sells 139MW Campo Verde Solar Project

TEMPE, Ariz., April 23, 2013 – First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has sold the 139- megawattAC (MW) Campo Verde Solar Project to Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power and Turner ...Read More

Making Sense of PV Parity: Quantifying Solar's Competitiveness

Renewable Energy World.COM 23 April 2013 The PV industry is the subject of an increasingly confusing discussion about its future. Statements that solar PV is competitive today and will expand exponent...Read More

Nuclear power ‘could trigger price increase’

Business Day LIVE 24 April 2013 FURTHER electricity price hikes could be triggered if the government forges ahead with plans to build at least six nuclear power stations, says National Energy Regulato...Read More

SA must use ‘limited window’ to become green economy leader, says IDC

Business Day LIVE 23 April 2013 SOUTH Africa had a limited window of opportunity to make itself a world leader in the creation of a green economy, which could generate more than 460,000 jobs, Industri...Read More

Eskom urges big switch-off

Times LIVE 23 April 2013 In a last-ditch effort to avoid load-shedding, Eskom CEO Brian Dames has urged users of electricity to cut their consumption by a 10th this winter. As the state-owned power su...Read More

Eskom urges households to use electricity sparingly as national grid faces strain

Business Day LIVE 23 April 2013 HOUSEHOLDS are being urged to use electricity sparingly this winter as supply constraints are expected to put the national grid under “considerable” strain‚...Read More

Power problem holds SA back from high growth

Business Day LIVE 23 April 2013 IN EXASPERATION, the question I have often asked myself and anyone in a position to give some sort of answer is: can South Africa even dream of reaching growth rates ab...Read More

Time for hard men and tough calls on Medupi

Business Day – Live 22 April 2013 PUBLIC Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba donned a hard hat at Medupi last week and said heads would roll if there were any more delays at Eskom’s state-of the-...Read More

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