Authorities confirm methane gas caused last month’s explosion in Johannesburg city, which killed one person and injured several others.
Investing in energy storage can quickly address load shedding and lay the foundations for a cleaner, more secure power system, said the IISD.
A survey of South Africa’s renewable energy pipeline shows 66 GW of wind and solar projects are at various stages of development.
No new coal and nuclear, very little gas, and the massive deployment of renewables for the least cost electricity, says the PCC.
The programme is the largest on the African continent for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities.
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.
While fossil fuel prices soar, solar is the solution to affordable energy security, job creation and sustainable economic growth.
South Africa’s car manufacturing industry can remain a key contributor to the economy if it pivots to electric as soon as possible.
Running an electric car saves money long term, and it also means being less vulnerable to temporary price spikes and shortages of petrol and diesel.
Mpumalanga province is not typically known for wind and solar generation, but there are major advantages to encroaching on coal country.
Our fossil fuel energy system comes at a massive cost. Climate change is causing extreme temperatures, drought and catastrophic flooding.
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.