Archive: Natural gas
The reality is that natural gas is an uncertain investment. Many different variables affect the price of gas on the international trading markets.
Unfortunately, compressed natural gas is not actually a green alternative fuel. CNG-powered vehicles are just as bad for the environment as their petrol or diesel counterparts.
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.
Natural gas presents a risk to the success of the green energy transition, to the economy and to the country’s climate goals.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.
While the world plans for a future without gas, an upsurge in new gas projects in South Africa is likely a “costly mistake”.
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.
Food prices are affected by overall price inflation, but they are also an inflation driver in their own right.
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?
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.
South Africa is no stranger to companies wanting to use offshore drilling to search its coastal waters for oil and gas deposits.
Experts say that hydrogen is one answer to South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions problem.
South Africa’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 is the country’s most recent emissions reductions plan.
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.
The resource curse is a phenomenon that occurs when a country has an abundance of natural resources but cannot grow its economy.
A fuel cell uses chemical energy from fuels, like hydrogen, propane or diesel, to produce electricity. Fuel cells can use a wide range of fuels and have a wide range of applications.
Hydrogen is a fuel source that is a possible alternative to fossil fuels. It can be used in fuel cells and to create heat, and its only by-product is water, meaning it does not release any greenhouse gases when burned.
Hydrogen is gaining international attention as a potential green alternative to fossil fuels. This is because hydrogen can be “green” when produced using renewable sources.