Posts tagged as energy

South Africa celebrates 50 years of nuclear research

  South Africa’s nuclear programme is a vital part of the country’s contribution to scientific research and development, particularly in the field of medical isotopes. Speaking at the Nuclear Africa 2015 conference and exhibition, which was held at NECSA’s facility in Pelindaba recently, Phumzile Tshelane, the CEO of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA), […]

Minister of energy to open power conference

  The minister of energy, Tina Joemat-Pettersson, is scheduled to address the opening session of the African Utility Week conference and exhibition which is to be held at the Cape Town International Conference Centre from 12 to 14 May 2015. Evan Schiff, the event’s director, says that the Department of Energy has committed itself to […]

Changes to Section 12L of the Income Tax Act

  Nhlanhla Nene, the minister of finance, has announced amendments to regulations 6 and 7 of the energy efficiency tax incentive regulations which were published by Government Notice number R.971 of 9 December 2013. These regulations form part of section 12L of the Income Tax Act of 1962. The amendment to regulation 6 deletes the […]

Implementing a biomass waste-to-energy solution in a dairy

  Based in Plymouth, Indiana, USA, Homestead Dairy began as a modest family farm with only 110 cows. In 1979, brothers Floyd and Dan Houin purchased the farm from their father and turned it into a massive dairy operation. The dairy now hosts 1800 milking cows and 300 dry cows, while an additional 1700 cows […]

Tender for new gas-fired generation on the cards

The World Energy Council (WEC) reports that South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) office in the Department of Energy is planning a tender for 3000 MW of new gas-fired generation to ameliorate severe power shortages. A request for information (RFI) is expected in March 2015. The issue was discussed in February 2015 by ministers and […]

How will SA’s new nuclear power stations be paid for?

  The South African government has committed itself, by means of its Nuclear Energy Policy and Integrated Resource Plan, to an energy mix consisting of coal, gas, hydro, nuclear, solar and wind. Yet, if the government is so determined to pursue nuclear power stations, why was no mention of the financing for this included in […]