Category archives for: Solar & wind

Billions invested in renewable energy to address SA power deficit

Solar energy storage plant

from SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Pofadder, Northern Cape POFADDER, (CAJ News) – GOVERNMENT and the private sector are investing billions of rands as South Africa makes the most of its abundance in renewable sources of energy and ultimately address erratic power supplies that are partly to blame for prevailing economic challenges. The country has vast clean energy sources as […]

Potential ‘Marikana’ feared in renewable energy sector

Solar

by ALICESTINE OCTOBER in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – FAILURE to include and inform local communities about multibillion-rand renewable energy projects could result in deadly protests, experts have warned the continent. The warning came as enabling economic transformation and job creation through energy generation projects came under the spotlight at the African Utility […]

Diamond boost for African Utility Week 2018

African Utility Week

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – PREPARATIONS for next week’s African Utility Week (AUW) have received a major boost after Lucy Electric confirmed its longstanding partnership for the event. The company will be the exclusive diamond sponsor at the summit scheduled for Cape Town from May 15-17. Rick St John, Business Development Director (Africa) for […]

Africa Utility Week holds despite Cape drought

Cape drought

From DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – AFRICA’S largest power, energy and water trade summit will not be cancelled despite the severe water shortages in Cape Town, South Africa. Set for May 15-17, the event organised by Spintelligent, the Cape Town-based trade exhibition and conference organizer, will in fact focus strongly […]

ENERGY: “Clean coal” set to be catch-cry of 2018

US President Donald Trump on 'clean coal' campaign

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – A year ago, Donald Trump’s plan to revive coal was seen as a joke. Now, with ever more countries on board, it’s a global reality that could bring electricity to millions. With less than two weeks until the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, a […]

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