British High Commission announces 13 low carbon projects in South Africa

Projects include the development of solar-powered battery charging infrastructure and installation of cloud-based metering and renewable energy technologies in new developments and retrofit buildings

South Africa’s sole nuclear power plant to secure second life

Jacobs will carry out engineering work as part of a $1.2bn programme to extend the operating life of the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

ACWA Power starts construction of massive renewable energy project in South Africa

The 100MW concentrating solar power plant is predicted to be able to feed electricity to 200,000 households every year

New initiative to help banks in the Philippines, Mexico and Egypt scale climate finance

It is designed to increase climate lending by participating banks to 30% of their portfolios by 2030, while reducing exposure to coal

South Africa announces increases to fuel prices

Changes in Brent crude oil prices, along with the appreciation of the national currency against the dollar has informed the decision – applicable from June 3, 2020

South Africa’s mine shafts could become ‘energy reserves’ to tackle shortage

Innovate UK funding of £300K aims to allow start-up Gravitricity to take pressure off grids and ensure a continuous supply of power

Tata Power completes sale of South African JV Cynnergi

Exxaro now fully owns two of Cynnergi’s wind farms in South Africa

Tata Power to exit South African joint venture for $106m

Cennergi is a 50:50 joint venture between Exxaro Resources and Tata’s subsidiary Khopoli Investments and owns two wind farms in the country

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UK Climate Investments backs clean energy projects in South Africa

It is supporting the development of 254MW of renewable energy projects

Total strikes gas off South African coast

The discovery could contain one billion barrels of total resources