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Nersa is proposing a new electricity pricing structure to reflect South Africa’s evolving and diversifying energy market.
Investing in energy storage can quickly address load shedding and lay the foundations for a cleaner, more secure power system, said the IISD.
Energy storage such as grid batteries and pumped hydro can address the electricity crisis and ease load-shedding, according to the new study.
A survey of South Africa’s renewable energy pipeline shows 66 GW of wind and solar projects are at various stages of development.
The three gas-to-power ships will “cost South Africa billions of rand and be loaded onto your electricity bill”, argues OUTA.
EU demand for coal imports is set to plummet by 2030, to be replaced by critical minerals and technologies for the clean energy transition.
The programme is the largest on the African continent for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities.
Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.
No wind turbines were connected to South Africa’s grid in 2022, inhibiting progress toward solving load-shedding and fossil fuel price volatility.
Wind and solar energy grew to a record 12 per cent of global electricity generation in 2022, according to a new report by Ember.
Evidence shows an additional 5 GW of renewable capacity could all but end load shedding and its associated socio-economic damage.
To address the power and climate crises, massive investments in transmission infrastructure and renewables are needed over the coming years.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.
While fossil fuel prices soar, solar is the solution to affordable energy security, job creation and sustainable economic growth.