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Photovoltaic panels in the Spanish-built Sishen solar park at Kathu in the Northern Cape. SA is running a tender programme to tap new energy sources and encourage private firms to build power projects. Picture : BLOOMBERG/WALDO SWIEGERS

Renewable power plan is SA’s hot ticket

There is a lone bright spot in a blackout-weary energy industry, writes Paul Burkhardt

Joemat-Pettersson says nuclear procurement process will include study

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: GCIS

But information that results from thoroughgoing affordability study is likely to be ‘classified’, says Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson

EDITORIAL: More nuclear would be a folly

Tina Joemat-Pettersson. Picture: FLICKR

Political leaders tie themselves in knots over nuclear while SA demands more affordable and less controversial solutions

Specs and costs stall enacting of clean fuel standards

A chimney flares at PetroSA's Mossgas facility in Mossel Bay. Picture: THE TIMES

Financing still under discussion — earlier estimate at about R40bn to modernise refineries that were built in the 1940s and 1950s

Updated IRP may raise share of nuclear power

Parliament’s  energy committee chairman Fikile Majola said on Tuesday the committee wanted to be involved in the process to procure nuclear power. Picture: TREVOR SAMSON

Integrated resource plan could make case for over 9.6GW while dirty coal stations set to close


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