Category archives for: Solar & wind

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 […]

BLSA rejects Brown’s ‘state captured’ Eskom board

State Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – BUSINESS Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has called for a “review” of Lynne Brown’s position as Minister of Public Enterprises following the contentious retention of some executives at Eskom. The organisation expressed “great shock and utter dismay” at Brown’s appointment of Matshela Koko to the position of Head: Power […]

Cloud of despair hovers over Paris climate meeting

US President Donald Trump

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja and SAVIOUS KWINIKA in Johannesburg ABUJA, (CAJ News) – AS world leaders gather again in Paris on Tuesday (12th December) to mark the anniversary of a climate deal signed in the city two years ago, there is little sign of the $100 billion pledged to help developing countries meet their […]

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