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Mpumalanga province is not typically known for wind and solar generation, but there are major advantages to encroaching on coal country.
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.
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.
South Africa’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 is the country’s most recent emissions reductions plan.
Experts say that hydrogen is one answer to South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions problem.
South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is the country’s long-term energy plan until 2030. It became official government policy in October 2019.