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OPINION: The dirty underbelly of “free energy”

FREE energy from the sun and the wind! Isn’t that a wonderful idea? And it’s clean too! Yeah, right. No, it’s not. So-called free clean energy from the sun and the wind is...

African Municipalities Seek the Option to Procure from IPPs

Africa’s energy demand is expected to double by 2050 and with its abundant supply of renewables, the continent has adequate capacity to supply this demand.  Renewable energy, set to grow exponentially...

UCT steps up energy sustainability efforts

The University of Cape Townʼs (UCT) new director of environmental sustainability, Manfred Braune, is working closely with faculties and departments across all campuses, as well as the Properties and Services department,...

New solar panel research to address SA’s growing energy challenges

The University of the Free State (UFS) in South Africa and Ghent University in Belgium has conducted research on a new transparent solar panel which could provide power cheaply from the...

Court date set for City’s fight for right to buy cleaner energy from IPPs

The City of Cape Town is elated that June 18 has been set as the date for its hearing on being allowed to purchase power from independent power producers (IPPs) –...

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Substantial cost savings achieved as Konecranes upgrades old Wolff Crane

A 35 T/15 T Wolff Crane, that was installed in a local metal plant in 1989, was recently upgraded by Konecranes. The modernisation of...

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