New report assesses SA companies and banks’ response to climate risks

. The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) launched the fifth assessment in its Full Disclosure Series today, 25 November 2019. The new report, entitled “Full Disclosure 5: The Truth About South African Banks’ and Companies’ Ability to Identify and Address Climate Risks”, considers South African banks’ and companies’ disclosure of and engagement with climate risks. […]

The fourth industrial revolution: Are we fit to face the future?

Rapid urbanisation, demographic and social change, climate change and resource scarcity, technological breakthroughs in the energy sector, and economic shifts are major disruptors in South Africa’s energy and social structures. The fourth industrial revolution is likely to introduce disruptive elements to every aspects of our lives. The generation, distribution and sale of electricity will not escape […]

BUSA wishes Eskom’s new CEO every success

The appointment of Andre de Ruyter, as chief executive officer of Eskom, is important for stabilising the management, operations and finances of the utility, who’s debt poses the single biggest threat to the South African economy. Although the position of chief executive officer of Eskom is probably one of the most difficult in the country, […]

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The importance of gas as an energy source

South Africans seem to be convinced that the best form of energy is electricity. But this is not always true. Natural gas is a clean-burning source of energy which is ideal for many industrial processes. In the latest iteration of the country’s energy plan, the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP2019), gas is predicted to provide 8% […]

Nedbank / EE seminar: ICT infrastructure to support an effective ICT ecosystem in SA for utilities of the future

Nedbank and EE Publishers are hosting a morning seminar on: ICT infrastructure to support an effective ICT ecosystem in SA for utilities of the future This is the 5th in a series of important infrastructure seminars from Nedbank & EE Publishers DATE: Tuesday 26 November 2019 TIME: 09h00 to 14h30 (see detailed programme below) VENUE: […]

Wild Fire Fiasco: California utility’s decision to shut off power to avoid wild fires backfires

. Following the devastating wild fires in 2017 and 2018, for which the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) was found to be partially at fault, the utility’s finances have taken a dive. Its liabilities from scores of lawsuits exceeds its assets by a wide margin, the standard accounting definition for being bankrupt. Of course, […]

South African coal faces bleak outlook

South Africa’s coal mining industry is on the brink of permanent decline as the country’s main export markets prepare to reduce reliance on imports and global divestment from fossil fuels increases at an exponential rate. Eskom and Sasol, which together take nearly two thirds of the 250-million t of coal produced by South African mines […]

South African coal exports outlook: Approaching long-term decline

. The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a respected international energy think-tank, published an important new report on 16 September 2019 on the future outlook for South African coal exports, which points to an industry in long-term decline with significant risks ahead. The Executive Summary of the IEEFA report is provided below […]