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New book on Wind Power industry to be published on 22 November

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

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100% Clean, Renewable Energy Is Possible, Practical, Logical — Setting The Record Straight

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

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First SAWEA 2017 Working Group Chairs’ meeting

SAWEA CEO Brenda Martin convened a meeting of working group (WG) chairs this morning (27th January, 2017). WG activities and priorities for the year ahead were presented and opportunities for co-operation and the building of synergies surfaced.READ MORE

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Wind Prospect Africa secures prominent solar contract

Wind Prospect Africa has formally been appointed as the Lenders Technical Advisor on a number of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). Wind Prospect Africa has formally been appointed as the Lenders Technical Advisor on a number of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).READ MORE

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Coega donates Maths & Science equipment to Mt Arthur Girls High School at Bangindlala village in the Eastern Cape

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.READ MORE

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Wind power potential in South Africa on par with solar – recent CSIR study shows

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.READ MORE

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Minister outlines tangible deliverables in NCOP Budget Vote – 4 May 2016

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

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