All posts: Energy
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.
The place of natural gas in a clean energy future is hotly debated. But, there is a simple answer to whether natural gas is renewable.
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.
Analysts agree that natural gas is too risky for South Africa, and it is not needed for the energy transition from coal to clean.
The link between coal, gas and water pollution is clear, but the extraction and use of fossil fuels affect ecosystems in many less obvious ways as well.
Renewable energy investment could go a long way to filling the gaps caused by retiring coal-fired power plants and would reduce the need for load shedding.
Mpumalanga province is not typically known for wind and solar generation, but there are major advantages to encroaching on coal country.
Coal is the world’s dirtiest energy. A just transition from coal mining will profoundly benefit people and the environment.
South Africans have welcomed another month of much-needed relief at the petrol pump. But, the diesel price per litre is reversing the trend and has become more expensive. Why?
Time is running out for owners of large buildings to get official energy ratings.
Air pollution is the world’s most critical environmental health risk. South Africa’s use of fossil fuels produces hundreds of millions of tonnes of emissions annually.
Renewable energy funds are a vital tool for South Africa’s green energy transition. They can pay for everything from infrastructure upgrades to mine rehabilitation.
COP26 saw South Africa make a public commitment to greening its economy. But, can non-renewable resources be part of this transition?
Our fossil fuel energy system comes at a massive cost. Climate change is causing extreme temperatures, drought and catastrophic flooding.
While waiting for government measures to be implemented, many businesses are taking control of their own energy security through investment in solar.
The mission of the Department of Energy is to “regulate and transform the sector for the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy”.
Coal’s dominance in South Africa’s electricity mix – totalling 90 per cent of electricity generation – means the rising price of coal is making bills more expensive.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is the regulatory body for the country’s energy industries. It regulates the electricity, gas and petroleum pipeline industries.