Posts tagged as energy

Power developments in Africa, April 2014

  US$300-billion energy investment needed in Africa For Africans to achieve significant access to electricity by 2030, US$300-billion must be invested in the sector, says the International Energy Agency (IEA). Andrew Alli, CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation announced its commitment to be part of US President Barrack Obama’s initiative to finance power projects across […]

SA nuclear industry sharply criticizes the IRP 2010-2030 Update Report 2013

  A comprehensive review commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA) is sharply critical of the draft Update Report 2013 of the Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP) 2010-2030 recently issued for comment by the South African Department of Energy (DoE).   The draft IRP 2010-2030  Update Report 2013 has not yet […]

Highlights from the Africa Energy Indaba

  Compiled by Roger Lilley, editor The 6th Africa Energy Indaba, which was adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as its African regional event, presented by the South African National Energy Association (SANEA) and supported by the African Union (AU) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, drew over 400 delegates from Africa and […]

Video: The state of energy in Africa

Following the recent IMF Annual Meeting, CNBC Africa hosted a special panel discussion and debate at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg to discuss South Africa’s role in the global energy market. The discussion focused on the state of energy in Africa and how the business sector is addressing these challenges and the implications of […]

Energy efficiency tax incentives – some practical issues and concerns

  Regulation 12L was promulgated in December 2013 and is currently “open for business”. Let’s look at the facts and what this could mean to your company. The announcement of 12L caused quite a stir in the industry with Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) and end-users alike, who have been awaiting the promulgation of regulation 12L […]

Tips for reprographers to go green

Océ, a leader in digital document management, outlines some of the key tactics that leading reprographers use to promote sustainability and aid the pursuit of environmentally responsible business practices. By upgrading to more efficient wide format printers and scanners, jobs are completed faster, reducing the amount of time the machines need to run at full […]

Batteries are still the weakest link in energy storage

by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT Most electric cars run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries – a pricey technology that accounts for more than half of the vehicle’s total cost. One promising alternative is the lithium-sulphur battery, which can theoretically store five times more energy at a much lower cost. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is home […]