Renewables sector key players respond to government’s call to action

Recent developments in the South African energy sector have created a favourable climate for renewable resources to take centre stage in the future of the country’s energy landscape. In a bold, but necessary move to downscale his Cabinet, President Cyril Ramaphosa elected Gwede Mantashe as the new minister of mineral resources and energy. It is […]

Solid-state and polymer batteries 2019 to 2029: Technology, patents, forecasts 

A typical commercial battery cell usually consists of cathode, anode, separator and electrolyte. One of the most successful commercial batteries is the lithium-ion technology, which has been commercialised since 1991. However, their worldwide success and diffusion in consumer electronics and, more recently, electric vehicles (EV) cannot hide their limitations in terms of safety, performance, form […]

Acquisition creates a force for the future of resources and energy

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand, Worley, as of 29 April 2019. The acquisition brings together two highly complementary organisations capable of offering professional project and asset services in energy, […]

Power company promotes its own

  Warrick Gibbens has been appointed as the Power Generation Leader for Cummins’ Southern Africa Regional Organisation. He was previously the company’s technical sales manager for its Power Systems business unit, Africa and the Middle East. He has been with the company for six years and is an electrical engineer (Durban University of Technology) and project […]

Nuclear power in a clean energy system

Nuclear power today makes a significant contribution to electricity generation, providing 10% of global electricity supply in 2018. In advanced economies, nuclear power accounts for 18% of generation and is the largest low-carbon source of electricity. However, its share of global electricity supply has been declining in recent years. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) report, […]

More people have access to electricity, but…

Despite significant progress in recent years, the world is falling short of meeting the global energy targets set in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. Ensuring affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all by 2030 remains possible but will require more sustained efforts, particularly to reach some of the world’s poorest […]