Energize Inbox, August 2016

Our winning letter re: Renewable energy is an uneconomical source of energy Sir I think the CEO of Eskom has accurately described the renewable situation. Certain renewables, primarily wind and solar  are in reality uneconomic as major baseload power suitable for industry and the all-important manufacturing and mining industries. In essence they are a failed […]

Energize Inbox, July 2016

Our winning letter re: Refurbishing old Eskom power stations Sir For many years Eskom has reported in great detail its annual results and its average costs and revenue per kWh. Has anyone seen comparable data from any of the companies which operate our renewable energy plants? These now have quite considerable installed nameplate capacity. It […]

Energize Inbox, April 2016

Our winning letter re: COP21 outcomes and the implications for South Africa’s energy future Sir I would like to respond to Prof. Philip Lloyd’s letter published on page 11 of the March 2016 edition of Energize. Can we see some hope in Prof. Lloyd’s outburst? Has he finally moved on from denial of climate change […]

Energize Inbox, Nov/Dec 2015

Our winning letter re: Energy efficiency measures and the rebound effect Sir Thank you for the interesting article on the rebound effect which was published on page 59 of the October 2015 edition of Energize. Some research have been undertaken on this topic in South Africa which found it to be severe in some areas. […]

Energize Inbox, September 2015

This month’s winning letter re: Renewable energy is the right thing to do Sir You claim renewable energy is “the right thing to do” (page 3, Energize, July 2015). Really? Since when was the supply of energy a moral issue? Yes, the REIPPPP has been a spectacular success, but let us not forget it has […]