Economic growth, leadership and energy

  The important role that coal has played in South Africa’s economic development is often downplayed in the modern world where fossil fuels are often denigrated.  The fact is that coal supplies over 70% of the country’s energy needs and over 90% of its electricity requirements. Although these percentages must and will decline in the […]

Energize Inbox, Nov/Dec 2015

Our winning letter re: Energy efficiency measures and the rebound effect Sir Thank you for the interesting article on the rebound effect which was published on page 59 of the October 2015 edition of Energize. Some research have been undertaken on this topic in South Africa which found it to be severe in some areas. […]

Why Eskom will not permit wholesale installation of grid-tied rooftop PV

  Recent pressures of supply constraints in South Africa and international trends of switching to cheaper environmentally friendly electricity supply options have led to the increasing deployment of renewable small-scale power generation to end users in bulk and at individual household level. This is referred to as embedded generation (EG). It is greatly encouraged through […]