SAWEA sees big potential in offshore wind energy

As the country reels from continuous power cuts, the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has come out in support of feasibility studies into offshore wind energy, saying this could solve SA’s energy woes.READ MORE

Local renewables sector steps up gender diversity efforts

South Africa’s renewable energy industry is making efforts to promote gender diversity in the bourgeoning sector.

The industry says a decade into SA’s renewable energy sector’s existence, it has become apparent it is still lagging in sufficient gender diversity.READ MORE

Renewable energy sector striving to increase gender representation at all levels

A decade into the creation of South Africa’s renewable energy sector, it has become apparent that it is still lagging in gender diversity, which is why South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) CEO Ntombifuthi Ntuli says the industry is actively giving attention to adjust and improve the levels of gender representation, at all levels, with the launch of its Gender Diversity Working Group.READ MORE

Africa urged to embrace wind power to create jobs and go green

By Kim Harrisberg

JOHANNESBURG, March 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Wind could power Africa’s energy demands 250 times over and create jobs lost in the move away from fossil fuels but the continent has only tapped into 0.01% of its potential, wind experts said on Thursday.READ MORE

#BizTrends2021: Just energy transition will continue to accelerate

By Ben Brimble

The energy sector in South Africa has changed more in the last decade than perhaps any industry, and arguably will change even more in the next decade. Deregulation, the introduction of independent power producers’ (IPPs), requirements around carbon emissions, and the rapid fall in renewable tariffs have resulted in a material shift away from fossil fuels. This just energy transition (JET), as it is known around the world, has been accelerated by Covid -19 and herein lies an opportunity for this transition to be used as a tool, one of several in government’s toolbox, to kick-start the economy.READ MORE

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