IEA Press release, 15 June 2015
A peak in global energy-related emissions could be achieved as early as 2020 and at no net economic cost, the International Energy Agency said on Monday in its new World Energy Outlook Special Report on Energy and Climate Change. The Agency showed how to achieve an early peak in emissions as one of four key pillars that it believes are needed to make the upcoming UN climate talks a success, from an energy perspective.
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By Lauren Smith, 10 June 2015
The USA Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy, Christopher Smith, along with officials from the administration, visited SANEDI on Friday, 5 June 2015. The delegation was on a general fact-finding mission to South Africa, and other African countries, to gather information about fossil fuel matters, particularly Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). They shared what was currently happening in the USA, with focus on the fact that financial support was available for CCS, and were very interested in what SANEDI does in the space.
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Record installations for wind and solar PV in 2014;164 countries with renewable energy targets; Renewables account for 59% of net additions to world's power capacity; Policy-makers more attentive to green energy heating / cooling; Developing country investments on par with developed world, total $301 billion.
by Ms Nosisa Garane
SANEDI through the Working for Energy programme has again conducted a successful exhibition and Community Outreach during a recent Science Unlimited event at Kwalata in Hammanskraal.
Apply now deadline is 31 May 2015!!!
SANEA wishes to recognise all individuals, companies and projects making noteworthy contributions in the Southern Africa Energy Sector and therefore welcomes nominations from anyone interested in energy. We are very pleased that the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) has again chosen to collaborate with SANEA in recognizing these South Africans and their achievements, specifically by promoting awards in the research and innovation sectors.
Study funded by the Africa-EU renewable energy cooperation programme
Several programmes and initiatives already exist to foster Renewable Energy Education in the African tertiary sector. Nevertheless, there is a clear need for further strengthening and coordinated development. Within Action Area 4, the RECP intends to initiate support to Higher Education activities.
At The South African German bilateral government discussions the new Solar Resource map was handed over
In the picture (L-R): Mr Kevin Nassiep (CEO SANEDI); Mr Thorsten Herdan (DG Energy Policy Department, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy); Dr Wolsey Barnard (Acting-DG South African Department of Energy; Dr Soeren David (Head of the SAGEN programme at GIZ)
Until the commencement of this project there was a general lack of measured, high-accuracy solar data in South Africa available in the public domain, especially Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) data used for concentrating solar power (CSP) and concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems.
Round 4 preferred bidder announced
Below is the text from the media briefing of 16 April 2015 regarding the 4th bidding window of the REIPPPP
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
8th April 2015
GRANT FUNDING AND GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT BOOSTS OCEAN ENERGY PLANS
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Held on 19 March 2015 At Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand
Compiled by Stellenbosch University's Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies in partnership with AEE- INTEC and SESSA hosted a very successful launch of the South African Solar Thermal Technology Roadmap (SA-STTRM) on 19 March 2015 at Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand. The workshop was attended by delegates from industry, research institutions, government and government agencies.
Official release from Department of Energy
Pretoria, 04 February 2015 – Further to a commitment to announce the transitional arrangements since the termination of the Eskom rebate programme, the Department of Energy (the "Department") on Monday, February 02, 2015 provided stakeholders with an update on these transitional arrangements for the implementation of the national solar water heater (SWH) programme.
by Nosisa Garane
The Working for Energy programme attended a South African National Energy Association (SANEA)'s lecture at the Botanic Gardens in Durban on Tuesday the 14th of October. The presentation was given by Nick Alcock from Khanyisa Projects, the project implementers for the Working for Energy's Biogas project. The project was nominated for the SANEA awards held in August this year.
Acquisition of A123 Energy Solutions,
Tokyo, May 16, 2014 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today the completion of the acquisition of A123 Energy Solutions, the grid energy solutions and commercial energy systems business of A123 Systems, LLC., from China's Wanxiang Group.
"Most progressive water utility in Africa" wins 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award
eThekwini Water & Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area in South Africa, has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award, for its transformative and inclusive approach to providing water and sanitation services."
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