Energy

Explainers


Explainer Coal mining operations and machinery, Lesotho

Even using the cleanest technology available, coal’s severe environmental, health and climate consequences remain unavoidable.

Explainer Row of light bulbs

Nersa is proposing a new electricity pricing structure to reflect South Africa’s evolving and diversifying energy market.

Explainer Photograph of a gas meter that measures consumption in cubic metres. A white person's right hand is touching the meter at the point where the numbers are going up, perhaps to convey the idea that the person is worried about their gas consumption. There is a thick layer of dust on the meter.

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.

Explainer City road with buildings and cars

Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.

News & Analysis


News & Analysis

Generating electricity from fossil fuels has a hidden cost: South Africa’s already scarce supply of fresh water.

News & Analysis Utility-scale battery storage facility

Investing in energy storage can quickly address load shedding and lay the foundations for a cleaner, more secure power system, said the IISD.

News & Analysis Electricity pylon

Energy storage such as grid batteries and pumped hydro can address the electricity crisis and ease load-shedding, according to the new study.

News & Analysis Wind farm

A survey of South Africa’s renewable energy pipeline shows 66 GW of wind and solar projects are at various stages of development.