• How heat can be used to store renewable energy
    on February 27, 2020 at 7:30 am

    The effect that fossil fuels are having on the climate emergency is driving an international push to use low-carbon sources of energy. At the moment, the best options for producing low-carbon energy on a large scale are wind and solar power. But despite improvements over the last few years to both their performance and cost, a significant problem remains: the wind doesn't always blow, and the sun doesn't always shine. A power grid that relies on these fluctuating sources struggles to constantly match supply and demand, and so renewable energy sometimes goes to waste because it's not produced when needed. Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Self-use generation projects already in the pipeline
    on February 20, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe</span>Minerals and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe says the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has already approved 75 applications from private companies wanting to generate energy for self use. Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Environmental considerations for self-generation regime
    on February 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Image source: Getty/Gallo</span>Besides the obvious dialogue about legislative amendments needed for mining companies to generate their own power, there is also the question of whether the minister consulted with other relevant departments in ensuring this policy decision is given due effect. And what does this mean from an environmental regulatory perspective? Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020
    on February 18, 2020 at 8:31 am

    The 2020 Africa Energy Forum will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June to 3 July under the overarching theme of 'Investment and impact'. The forum's programme aims to put sustainable development and the impact of power projects under the spotlight with focus on UN Sustainable Development Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Read more... | Send to a friend […]

  • Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
    on February 14, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Supporting Djibouti's target of transitioning to 100% renewable energy-based electricity production by 2030, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Climate Fund Managers (CFM), FMO - the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, and Great Horn Investment Holdings (GHIH) recently announced a landmark investment for the construction and operation of a 60MW wind farm in the Ghoubet area, near Lake Assal. Read more... | Send to a friend […]