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.
No wind turbines were connected to South Africa’s grid in 2022, inhibiting progress toward solving load-shedding and fossil fuel price volatility.
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.
South Africa’s car manufacturing industry can remain a key contributor to the economy if it pivots to electric as soon as possible.
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.
South Africa’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 is the country’s most recent emissions reductions plan.
South Africa suffers from crippling power outages, locally known as load shedding. In the first three months of 2021, load shedding occurred for 650 hours.
The Independent Power Producers (IPP) procurement programme is part of the South African government’s answer to its energy generation shortage.
A wind turbine works by harnessing the power of the wind to create wind energy. The wind turns large blades around a rotor. This, in turn, powers a generator, which creates electricity.