Analysis: The Draft IRP2016 – lightweight, superficial and downright dangerous…

  Electricity is the biggest energy carrier in South Africa. As such, an up-to-date national Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity is essential for the country’s overall economic and energy planning process for the provision of adequate electricity generation capacity to meet demand for the next 20 to 40 years. While the lead-time for new […]

Beyond one-million electric cars

  In 2015 the global threshold of 1-million electric cars on the road was exceeded, with the final figure reaching 1,26-million. This is a symbolic achievement highlighting significant efforts deployed jointly by a number of governments and industries over the past ten years. This the executive summary of the IEA’s Global EV outlook 2016 report.  […]

Province’s newly launched transport projects draw on geospatial data

  The Gauteng Provincial Department of Roads and Transport has partnered with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to launch three key research projects to address the province’s transport challenges. The cost of transport and extensive travel times, along with concerns over taxi violence have inspired the research projects, which were announced at […]

New realisation of the ITRS reference system

  How many millimetres has the sea level risen? How fast are the continents moving? How dependent is the impact of high and low pressure areas on the altitude of landmasses? In order to answer these questions, measurements are being made around the clock at more than 1700 globally distributed observing stations. The data are […]

Eskom secrecy to be challenged in court

  Following Eskom’s continued refusal to provide EE Publishers with generation performance information, EE Publishers has approached the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) to assist in its legal quest to obtain the required information. The information, requested through a Promotion of Access to Information Act application submitted in June 2016, includes information such as the […]

IEA report: Energy Efficiency Market Report 2016

  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report on global energy intensity which shows that although energy intensity fell in 2015, the rate of progress needs to accelerate much more if sustainability targets are to be achieved. This is the executive summary of the report The full report is available here Global energy […]

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