A very tender process: Eskom’s Koeberg contract ruled unlawful

  The spotlight of controversy continues to shine on an Eskom contract with Areva to replace six steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power station, which was set aside and ruled as “unlawful” and “unfair” in a scathing judgement by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on 8 December 2015. However, Eskom has refused to […]

Wobbles in the sustainability of renewable energy…

  International solar power developer Abengoa (NASDAQ: ABGB), with three concentrating solar power (CSP) projects in South Africa, started insolvency proceedings on Wednesday 25 November 2015, perhaps signalling an overheating of the global renewable energy sector, and a correction in the trajectory of adoption of renewable energy in the face of reduced prices for fossil […]

Smart grids: unlocking the power of green energy

South Africa remains heavily reliant on traditional sources of power generation – with green energy sources contributing just a fraction of the country’s total power output. However, with immense solar and wind resources at our disposal, South Africa is ideal for the adoption of renewable energy. But, for green energy to move from pipe-dream to reality, […]

All eyes on Paris: a lot is at stake for a successful climate summit

  Delegates from around the world are getting ready to camp out in the French capital for an annual event that has had little to show for all the effort that has gone into it for 20 years. Many, however, are optimistic that this year will be different and the City of Light will finally […]