Posts tagged as energy

Windaba 2014: full range of RE technologies to tackle energy crisis

  As Eskom continues to declare regular “emergencies” and black outs persist, renewable energy including wind, has the potential to rescue the situation over the next five years – we just need to mix small and large scale technologies, says the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA). Windaba (Cape Town international conference centre, 3 to […]

Greenhouse gases to be reduced by 40% by 2030

  The European Council (EC), at its meeting on 24 October 2014, agreed to reduce the EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40% in 2030 from 1990 levels. These levels will be reviewed in 2020, by which time GHGs should have been reduced by 30%. The EU will submit its contribution, at the latest by the first […]

Sun to be dominant power source by 2050

  The International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that the sun will be the dominant source of energy by 2050. In late September 2014, the agency released Technology roadmap: Solar PV energy, which among other things, speculates that the cost of energy generated from solar PVs will fall to around US$0,04/kWh in coming decades making the sun the […]

Open public debate: The future of nuclear energy in South Africa

  You, your colleagues, friends and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend an open public debate hosted by EE Publishers and The Daily Maverick on: The future of nuclear energy in South Africa DATE: 30 October 2014 TIME: 15h30 for 16h00 to 18h00, followed by a cocktail party till 20h00 VENUE: AxizWorkgroup Auditorium, International […]

Public debate presenters: The future of nuclear energy in South Africa

Click here for full details of the debate Click here to register for the debate The chairman at the debate will be: Dr. Rod Crompton Dr. Rod  Crompton has a PhD from the University of KwaZulu Natal in industrial policy. He was appointed the Regulator primarily responsible for petroleum pipelines at the National Energy Regulator […]

Rich in energy resources, poor in supply

  Inadequate energy infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa restricts urgently needed improvements in living standards. Although the region is rich in energy resources, it is very poor in energy supply. Access to reliable and affordable energy is critical to the development of a region which accounts for 13% of the world’s population. Speaking at the launch […]

Fracking in the Karoo – SAEE convention speaker information

  Jonathan Deal will address the topic of fracking in the Karoo under the title “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….” at the 9th Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention, to be held at Emperors Palace, near OR Tambo airport, east of Johannesburg on 12 – 13 November 2014. Born in Johannesburg, Jonathan […]

Call for papers for Energize RE, March 2016

  This is a CALL FOR PAPERS in Energize RE, the Renewable Energy supplement of the March 2016 edition of Energize magazine. Papers of approximately 2000 to 3000 words should be submitted in editable MS Word format. Papers should be generic in nature, and should not have an overtly self-serving or commercial content. Preference is given to original papers or papers that have not been published […]

Reliable power for data and telecommunications sites

  Fuel cells are finding increasing use in the ICT sector, both as back-up power and as primary power sources, and are proving to be an effective alternative to traditional battery and diesel generator backup systems, in a variety of applications, from small remote telecommunications sites, to large data centres. Fuel cell technology features both […]