The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it?
South African consumers are paying far too much for petrochemicals products.
Raging debates about the state of South Africa's energy industry have missed one critical area, the role of transport fuels and base chemicals.
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Wind and solar farms are great. But we need to reduce energy demand and start taking carbon out of the atmosphere.
Koeberg power station, in Cape Town, is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. South Africa is considering a proposal to build more such power stations.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.
Whitelee wind farm near Glasgow.
Just when you thought wind farms were bad for house prices everywhere, a new piece of research from Scotland suggests otherwise.
Wind and solar power can be intermittent. Should our usage be too?
Christopher Pyne, Malcolm Turnbull and Steven Marshall have all spoken out on renewables in South Australia.
Storage is the issue politicians must deal with if we are to transition away from coal and gas based power generation.
Australia has been a world leader in solar panel development.
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An open letter from 190 solar energy researchers in defence of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, which has funded world-leading research.
Africa has the best solar resource in the world.
Despite having some of the best solar radiation levels in the world, the diffusion of solar energy systems in Africa has been very low
The rays of hope are there, if you look for them.
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Amid the gloom, here are some hopeful signs that we can meet our climate obligations.
Solar photovoltaics, along with wind energy, now represent the bulk of new Australian energy.
Photovoltaics and wind energy now have such a large head start that no other low-emission generation technology has a reasonable prospect of catching them.
High impact usage. Lightning strikes Toronto.
A place for everyone, and everyone in their place. A guide for how you can help build a sustainable energy future.
Britain's future could be bright – but first the grid needs a major upgrade.
Renewable resources are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.
Solar panels on a Walmart roof, Mountain View, California.
Solar power has enormous potential, but provides only about one percent of world electricity today. An engineer explains the many steps it takes to make solar panels that are efficient, clean and cheap.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull must put some substance behind their climate rhetoric.
It was all a bit much for me to see Environment Minister Greg Hunt wallowing in the signing of the Paris Agreement on emissions reduction in New York this week. His commitment to its ratification by year…
We know London’s air is polluted – partly thanks to EU monitoring.
There's a near-consensus among relevant experts in academia, NGOs and parliament.
South Africa has made promises to decarbonise but is hugely reliable on coal - so this is difficult.
The process of decarbonisation is a complex one for South Africa, as most its power supply comes from coal.
Renewables could be a better answer to India’s power problems.
A new analysis suggests that, all things considered, renewables are actually better than coal at lifting India's energy-poor out of poverty.
Before jumping into the home battery market, make sure you do your research.
The 'early adopters' of home battery storage will pay significantly more than those who come later, but it won't be long until prices drop enough for many more to get on board.