The South African government’s obsession over the past decade with nuclear power may finally come to an end with a new president and administration committed to restoring good governance and securing reliable electricity supply at least cost to support economic growth and development…
Electricity generation project developer, owner and operator Globeleq has increased its shareholding in the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, as well as in the De Aar Solar and Droogfontein Solar projects in South Africa by acquiring Mainstream Renewable Power’s minority shareholdings in the three projects. READ MORE
TWO students that graduated with Honours in Development Studies from the Nelson Mandela University have undertaken to focus their theses on Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm’s Enterprise Development Programme.
The wind farm made scholarships available for students who wanted to read for their Masters in Development Studies, with the explicit purpose of understanding the impact of their beneficiary programmes on communities.READ MORE
A new revised and expanded edition of Wind Power: the Struggle for a New Global Industrywill be published by Routledge on 22 November. The book has been written by veteran Wind Industry commentator and Managing Director at FTI Consulting Ben Backwell, with a foreword by GWEC General Secretary Steve Sawyer, and features interviews with many of the wind industry’s leading companies and experts.READ MORE
Since 2009, Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and Precourt Institute for Energy, and more than 85 coauthors have written a series of peer-reviewed journal articles evaluating the scientific, engineering, and economic potential of transitioning the world’s energy infrastructures to 100% clean, renewable wind, water, and solar (WWS) power for all purposes by 2050, namely electricity, transportation, heating, cooling, and industrial energy uses.READ MORE