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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

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

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

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

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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National Assembly Budget Vote Speech 2016

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.

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Wind Power Leads All New Power Generation

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.READ MORE

Paris not the final throw of climate dice

AS THE climate negotiations draw to a close in a shell-shocked Paris, the international community have hung each country’s pledges on the climate Christmas tree. We’re left to do the maths, to see where it gets us. The answer will probably be that the pledges combine to limit warming to 2.7°C-3.7°C over pre-industrial times, and that the ultimate deal isn’t legally binding in any strong sense of the word.

For many in the climate movement, Paris was the “last tango”, the implication being that if we don’t get it done in Paris, that’s it.

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