Global shift to renewable power growing steadily, report shows

Progress in renewables remains concentrated in the power sector, while far less growth has occurred in heating, cooling and transport. The year 2018 saw a relatively stable market for renewable energy technologies. A total of 181 GW of renewable power was added, a consistent pace compared to 2017, and the number of countries integrating high […]

SA GeoTech 2019 presentations

Presentations Day 1 Spatial data science as the key to the geospatial professional’s relevance in the big data age by Dr Arulsivanathan Naidoo, Institute for Spatial Data Science GeoTech and 4IR: Disciplines uniting for 21st Century Mining by Prof. Fred Cawood, Wits Mining Institute Reimagining marginalised spaces: A case study of the Alexandra Township by […]

Establishing a viable gas energy sector in SA

The third in a series of morning seminars presented by Nedbank and EE Publishers will be hosted at the Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, on 18 September 2019. The seminar will discuss the establishment of a viable gas energy sector in South Africa. The series of seminars focuses on infrastructure issues facing the […]

Energy efficiency conference announced

The Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC) will host the 14th Southern African Energy Efficiency Confederation Conference (2019SAEEC) on 14 and 15 November 2019 at Farm Inn, Silver Lakes, Pretoria for industries working to improve energy management; energy engineering; cogeneration; power generation; efficiency and others. The conference is an important energy event of national scope […]

Mitigate the impacts of carbon tax

Carbon tax came into effect on 1 June 2019 in South Africa as part of government’s drive to reduce carbon emissions and live up to its commitments on climate change. Phase 1 of the tax sees carbon emissions taxed at a rate of R120/tonne of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent). With the various allowances considered, the […]

Lighting courses for 2019

The Illuminating Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA) has announced its training courses for the remainder of the year. A total of six courses will be presented at the IESSA office in Centurion, Gauteng, while a seventh, “Basic lighting concepts”, will be presented by Elsie Coetzee of the National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA), […]

Tackling energy shortage challenges in South Africa

Climate change continues to be one of the most important subjects of conversation around the globe. Whether it is among friends, work colleagues or around political tables, it is a hot topic that needs urgent assessing. At Sustainability Week 2019, this issue will be tackled head on through the Sustainable Energy Seminar on Tuesday, 25 […]

Promoting land surveying with a global mapping effort

This week, 16 to 23 June 2019, the global organisation Land Surveyors United is celebrating International Land Surveyors Week. During this week professional land surveyors and surveying students globally celebrate the value of professional land surveyors in society, promote public awareness and introduce careers in surveying to the next generation. There are dedicated days of […]

Call for papers: 2019 SAEEC Conference

The president of the board of the South African Energy Efficiency Confederation (SAEEC), invites members in good standing to submit an abstract for consideration to speak at the 2019 SAEEC Conference to be held on 14 and 15 November 2019 at Farm Inn, Silver Lakes, Pretoria. 2019 SAEEC aims to enable discussions around sustainability of […]