Mining companies in South Africa are considering spending as much as R40-billion to construct 2GW of power generation capacity.
Cabinet has adopted a more ambitious emissions reduction target ahead of a United Nations climate conference in November.
A court case filed by a losing bidder in South Africa’s emergency power programme threatens to delay the provision of the electricity by months.
South Africa is forging ahead with plans for a new, 2.5GW nuclear power plant in a bid to boost energy security and wants to end the procurement process by 2024.
Bill Gates raised more than $1-billion in corporate funding for Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, drawing on fellow billionaires to rally support for some of the world’s most demanding clean-energy projects.
Eskom is facing a litany of challenges. Energy expert Anton Eberhard posed questions to the power utility’s CEO, André de Ruyter.
Vodacom affiliate Safaricom has submitted a proposal to Kenya Power for the installation of a $300-million smart meter system at the utility.
An EV uses the same rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are in your laptop or mobile phone, they’re just much bigger and much more expensive.
The US, Germany, France and the UK will send a delegation to South Africa as soon as next week to seek a deal to begin closing the country’s coal-fired plants.
FirstRand will end funding for new coal-fired power stations and coal mines and has lowered the cap on its coal exposure as part of moves to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, it said on Wednesday.