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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...]

Dept receives bids for renewable energy

Pretoria – The Department of Energy says it has received 53 bids to provide renewable energy and intends to announce preferred bidders during the COP17 conference to be held in Durban later this month. Over 270 potential bidders had paid the R15 000 fee necessary to receive bid documentation. T GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]

Renewable energy to make up 42% of new electricity

Cape Town - A total of 42 percent of all new electricity generation will be expected to come from renewable energy over the next 20 years, with the approval of the Department of Energy's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) 2010 plan, said the Director General of Energy Nelisiwe Magubane today. This is GlobalBuzz-SA - Your … [Read more...]