Posts tagged as energy

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 […]

An assessment of national energy and climate policies in South Africa

renewable and nuclear

by C M Meyer, technical journalist   First edition, published by EE Publishers, November 2011 ISBN: 978-0-620-51754-6 Price: R395 inc. VAT and postage in South Africa   For a detailed summary of the contents of the book: Click here (3 MB PDF file) To order for delivery inside South Africa: Click here.To order for delivery outside […]

Is Chernobyl Dead? Essays on energy

by C M Meyer, technical journalist First edition, published by EE Publishers, November 2011ISBN: 978-0-620-51754-6Price: R375 inc. VAT and postage in South Africa For a summary of the contents of the book: Click here (4,1 MB PDF file)To order for delivery inside South Africa: Click hereTo order for delivery outside South Africa, contact: ee.admin@ee.co.za For other […]

Renewable energy procurement in South Africa – a disquieting move from transparent to opaque

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers  To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“, click on the article title, and respond. On 23 August 2011, EE Publishers hosted an open panel discussion and debate in Midrand, entitled “Renewable Energy in […]

Confidentiality requirements of Department of Energy Tender No DOE/001/2011/2012

Extracted from: Tender No: DOE/001/2011/2012 3 August 2011The Republic of South Africa – Department of Energy Request for qualification and proposals for new generation capacity under the IPP procurement programme The tender document contains the following confidentiality clause: Tender No: DOE/001/2011/2012, Volume 1, Clause 23 23. Confidentiality23.1 Confidentiality by the Bidders23.1.1 This RFP contains confidential information regarding the IPP […]

Renewable energy in South Africa – going backwards or forwards?

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Governance problems at NERSA – shades of Eskom?

by Chris Yelland, managing director, EE Publishers (follow EE Publishers on Twitter) To comment and respond to this article, and/or to any of the views and positions expressed, visit EE Publishers’ blog: “The best from EE Publishers…“   Once again, public sector governance issues, and battles between the CEO, the board and the responsible minister have rocked […]

The role of natural gas in meeting electrical energy demand in SA

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers In a world of rising energy demand, natural gas as a low carbon energy solution is playing an increasingly important role in many countries. Natural gas is more energy efficient and environmentally friendly than other fossil fuels, but is in relatively scarce supply in South Africa. Given its environmental benefits […]