Energize Inbox, June 2015

Our winning letter: Sir re: What is the cost of new build? With reference to the article by Mike Rycroft on page 9 of the April edition of Energize, I agree that the capital cost of some of the supposedly cheap renewable is high against this measure. I like the measure “capital per deliverable MWh […]

The Jacob Marley column: Apologise at your peril

  Sir What used to be called moving pictures became known as the movies, although posh folk from certain parts of the world refer to them as “films”. These days of course, images, moving or not, are rarely stored on film, but on disks or flash-memory and increasingly in “the cloud”. So I suppose one […]

Unanswered questions on Eskom’s price application to NERSA

  This article questions Eskom’s recent application to NERSA for an additional price increase this year, and concludes that if the Regulator is to grant any price increase at all, it should be no more than 6,15% rather than the 12,61% claimed by Eskom. On 30 April 2015, South Africa’s national electricity utility, Eskom, submitted […]

World Energy Trilemma: Priority actions on climate change and how to balance the trilemma

  This 2015 World Energy Trilemma report is a key departure for the World Energy Council’s community. In its previous research the Council engaged business leaders, policymakers and investors in analysing what is needed for energy investment to flow in support of achieving the three goals – energy security, energy equity and environmental sustainability – of the energy […]

Energize Inbox, May 2015

re: Power ships: a real solution to South Africa’s short-term energy needs Our winning letter Sir The power ships article published on the Energize website on 20 April 2015, and now on page 20 of this issue of Energize, refers. In 2006 I was with RMB and we were part funders for the AES Lagos […]

Domestic gas holds potential for Mozambique

  Mozambique liquefied natural gas, (LNG) stands to transform the country and entrench it as a leading player in the global LNG industry. Developing these reserves and scaling up the currently planned LNG facility to its potentially multi-train capacity, will establish Mozambique as one of the largest exporters of LNG, a commodity of increasing global […]