Death of internal combustion: 1000 km EV range  

Electric aircraft have arrived. Cars are next. With no road resistance, the best electric aircraft, the Bye Aerospace eFlyer, achieves 1000 km with its solar wing option. This range will be the final nail in the coffin of internal combustion cars.    1000 km range for an electric car calls for four essentials: Extremely low drag […]

Nedbank and EE Publishers seminar: Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA

. Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a morning seminar on: “Enabling a viable gas energy sector in SA” This is the 3rd in a series of important infrastructure seminars from Nedbank & EE Publishers DATE: Wednesday 18 September 2019 TIME: 09h00 to 14h30 (see detailed programme below) VENUE: Nedbank Main Auditorium, 135 Rivonia Road, Sandton, […]

On the brink of a death spiral

With debt approaching R450-billion and an operating deficit of R20,7-billion for the 2018/2019 financial year, and the utility being unable to cover its operational and debt-servicing costs with revenue from sales of electricity, Eskom is on the brink of a death spiral. This is the implication from the figures presented at Eskom’s recent Integrated Results […]

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 […]

“Practical laboratories” for hydrogen and green energy research

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has chosen twenty energy research consortiums to be eligible for €100-million a year in state funds. The selection was made following a nationwide competition as part of the country’s “Energiewende”, i.e. its transition to renewable and sustainable energies. The grant money is intended to enable companies […]

The crisis at Kusile and the titanic Eskom continues…

. Eleven years after construction started on Eskom’s massive 4800 MW Kusile coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga province, South Africa, not one of its six 800 MW generator units is currently delivering power into the grid. Construction started at Kusile in 2008, and all six generation units were planned to be in commercial service by […]

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 […]