archives 2010
Firms face electricity fines
Date: 2010/06/08 Source: Jan de Lange
A reduction in electricity demand is going to be enforced as legislation "with teeth" when government's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is finalised.

Nelisiwe Magubane, the newly appointed director-general of energy said that in the short term the country's electricity problem could be solved only by reduced electricity consumption, also known as demand-side management.
Green power certificates on sale
Date: 2010/05/12 Source: Francois Williams
Sales of Cape Town municipality's green electricity certificates are proceeding lethargically, Sake24 has confidentially been told. 
'SA will meet clean targets'
Date: 2010/04/30 Source: I-Net Bridge
Energy Minister Dipuo Peters reckons that the government is going to hit its targets both for supplying a million solar water heaters, and of getting 10 000 gigawatts of electricity from renewable sources by 2013.  
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Pressure on to get green power
Date: 2010/04/12 Source: Jana Marais
Johannesburg - With the controversial $3.75bn World Bank loan for Eskom in the bag, government now needs to focus on proactively developing a sustainable energy policy to ensure sustained economic growth in South Africa, said consultancy group Frost & Sullivan. 
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SA on brink of power blueprint
Date: 2010/04/06 Source: I-Net Bridge
Johannesburg - South Africa's second integrated resource plan (IRP2), a blueprint for the country's energy mix over the next 30 years, is close to being finalised, Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday. 
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Goverment should go green
Date: 2010/03/26 Source: James-Brent Styan
Environmental activists say government's vision for energy development is heading for disaster.

Earthlife Africa and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) say government's plans to proceed with building coal-fired power stations is out of kilter with its objective of controlling greenhouse gas emissions.
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Opening power grid may boost BEE
Date: 2010/03/03 Source: SAPA
Johannesburg - Opening the national power grid could take broad-based black economic empowerment to a higher level, Nafcoc said on Tuesday. 
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Carbon capture and storage centre set up
Date: 2010/02/05 Source: Business Day
Technology will help SA in its transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy, minister tells conference.  
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SA joins renewable energy body
Date: 2010/01/18 Source: SAPA
South Africa on Sunday became a member of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), which aims to promote the use of renewable energy worldwide.  
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