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Green Deal improve UK homes

517,000 households have been helped to improve their homes to make them more energy efficient through the Green Deal or Energy Company Obligation (ECO) since the schemes started last year. … [Read more...]

Update on energy programmes

The Department of Energy (DoE) on Thursday gave an update on programmes and projects presented in its 2013/14 budget vote speech. Energy Minister Ben Martins said that adequate supply remains a key concern for electricity and liquid fuels. He added that while the country was endowed with coal, and will continue to use … [Read more...]

Energy dept speaks out on PetroSA

Pretoria - The Department of Energy (DoE) has acknowledged that it is aware of a Hawks investigation into allegations of criminal activity at PetroSA. “The Department of Energy wishes to acknowledge that it is aware of and supports the Hawks investigation into allegations of criminal activity GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Energy Turns Out To Be Expensive

“Free” Energy Turns Out To Be Expensive A new study by the UK’s Renewable Energy Foundation (REF) shows that wind farms are much less viable than expected. The assumptions used for planning new installations and subsidy programmes are hopelessly optimistic. Turbines lose efficiency over time due to mechanical wear and … [Read more...]

SA, Germany sign MoU on energy

Pretoria - South Africa and Germany on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation between the two countries on energy issues. The two parties said they were determined to enhance the bilateral dialogue and practical cooperation between them in the energy sector by GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Nuclear power will help lower emissions, diversify energy mix

Pretoria - South Africa intends to introduce nuclear power which will help to lower carbon emissions, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday, adding that it would be done safely. “If we are serious about diversification towards a low carbon economy, we cannot belittle the role that natura GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Energy Rate Increases

At a time when thousands of Irish householders are struggling to make energy bill repayments the Commission for Energy Regulation have granted Bord Gais permission to increase gas rates by 8.5% from October 1st 2012. “This is another difficult decision for the Irish consumer to take” according to Colm … [Read more...]

Energy centre launched in Mbizana

Pretoria - The Energy Department and PetroSA have launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape. The centre is a one-stop shop offering services of energy goods. The IeC will house an information centre, a convenience store, car wash, an energy shop, ablution facilitie GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Energy centre launched in Mbizana

Pretoria - The Energy Department and PetroSA have launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Mbizana in the Eastern Cape. The centre is a one-stop shop offering services of energy goods. The IeC will house an information centre, a convenience store, car wash, an energy shop, ablution facilitie GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

DBSA approves R9.6bn for renewable energy projects

Pretoria - The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) has approved loan facilities of R9.6 billion for renewable energy projects. The loan will support the establishment of the renewable energy sector, representing 896.5 megawatts of the 3 725 national target announced by the Department of En GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]