Articles: Energize

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 tonnes of coal produced by South African […]

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 Sptemver 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 […]

Solar company opens new warehouse in Cape Town

Sharp’s global reach is unparalleled when it comes to solar power. The company has been distributing panels for 60 years and its high-performance solar modules continue to exceed expectations in the industry. Segen Solar is the exclusive distributor for Sharp solar products in South Africa. The company’s warehouses in Johannesburg and Cape Town make the […]

Data helps governments, entrepreneurs expand access to clean electricity in East Africa

Nearly 840-million people worldwide do not have access to electricity and most of them reside in sub-Saharan Africa. In East Africa the numbers are staggering: Nearly 13-million people in Kenya (25%), 38-million people in Tanzania (68%) and 31-million people in Uganda (78%) lack access to electricity. Using data to link growing electricity demand with clean […]

Without ongoing financial support from government, Eskom will collapse

Eskom’s chairperson and acting CEO, Jabu Mabuza, says that the power utility is no longer able to borrow money from financial institutions – because it is struggling to meet the commitments on its massive existing debt – and that its only short-term option is to turn to the shareholder (i.e. the South African government) for […]