A FOREST of wind turbines is about to sprout across the barren desert landscape of the Northern Cape.
The Minister of Energy, Ms Tina Joemat-Pettersson, MP, tabled the Department of Energy’s (DoE) Budget Vote 2016/17 to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) yesterday. The Minister asserted the mandate of the department as one with a strong bias towards provinces and local governments. From the Department’s Budget of R7.5 billion an exponential allocation of R6.8 billion is directed to provinces and municipalities
Coega donates Maths & Science equipment to Mt Arthur Girls High School at Bangindlala village in the Eastern Cape
Date: 31 May 2016
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) donated Maths and Science Equipment to Mt Arthur Girls High School at Bangindlala village near Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape.
The initiative forms part of the CDC’s outcome based approach on socio economic development. The organisation has over the years established and implemented a number of Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programmes across the country where it has a footprint.
The energy sector has enormous potential to contribute to the growth stimulus that our country desperately needs. Economic growth through re-industrialisation, skills development and the creation of employment opportunities for our communities can all be enabled by the energy sector.
The potential to produce electricity from wind turbines in South Africa is significantly greater and much more widely spread than initially thought, a recent study by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) reveals.
The joint research study conducted by the CSIR in collaboration with the South African Energy Development Institute (SANEDI), Eskom and the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy Systems (IWES) in Kassel, Germany, reveals that South Africa has an abundance of both wind and solar resources.
Big Markets dominate in 2015
19 April Brussels – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) launched its flagship publication, the Global Wind Report: Annual Market update today in Brussels. The wind power industry set new records across the world last year, and wind is leading the transformation of the global power system, long overdue and very necessary to achieve the climate objectives agreed by 186 nations in Paris last December.