Publication: Leadership, Supplement A
Date: Friday, February 01, 2019
At the end of 2018 SAWEA appointed a team of multi-disciplinary consultants to carry-out a study that investigates the value proposition of DG RE with a particular emphasis on wind and solar PV technologies. The study examined the following:
Download the report to view findings.
Yesterday, representatives of 14 sectors of the South African economy met in Cape Town with the Minister of Planning in the Presidency, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The purpose of the meeting was to provide these business leaders the opportunity to present their respective sectoral Five-Year- High-Level-Growth-Plans, to stimulate the economy. This session followed several earlier engagements with the Minister during the last few months as well as a meeting with President Ramaphosa in August during which he mandated the initiative to go ahead.READ MORE
by Melanie Gosling
The energy portfolio committee has come out in strong support of including nuclear power in South Africa’s future electricity mix.This is in stark contrast to the latest government plan for South Africa’s future electricity mix – the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2018 – which contains no nuclear power because of its high cost.
By Admire Moyo, ITWeb’s business editor
The South African renewable energy sector will create tens of thousands of jobs rather than cause job losses.
This is the assertion made by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) on behalf of the local renewables industry.READ MORE
Renewable energy is the way the world and SA needs to move, but pointless legal cases are wasting money and valuable time in this regardREAD MORE
By Melanie Gosling
11 November 2018
South Africa’s renewable energy programme has the potential to become the country’s single biggest infrastructure project, bringing in R25bn a year in direct foreign investment, delegates heard at the Windaba wind energy conference in Cape Town. But there are obstacles to this being realised. One is the debilitating ‘stop-start’ nature of the government’s renewable energy programme. READ MORE