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IEA sets out pillars for success at COP21

IEA Press release, 15 June 2015

IEA sets out pillars for success at COP21

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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USA Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy visits SANEDI

By Lauren Smith, 10 June 2015

USA Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy visits SANEDI

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.

Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2

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Renewable Energy’s Record Year Helps Uncouple Growth of Global Economy and CO2

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.

SANEA/SANEDI Energy awards 2015

Apply now deadline is 31 May 2015!!!

SANEA/SANEDI Energy awards 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.

Higher Education for Renewables in Africa

Study funded by the Africa-EU renewable energy cooperation programme

Higher Education for Renewables in Africa

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.

A New Solar Resource Map for SA

At The South African German bilateral government discussions the new Solar Resource map was handed over

A New Solar Resource Map for SA

 

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.

Launch of The South African Solar Thermal Technology Road Map (SA-STTRM)

Held on 19 March 2015 At Bytes Conference Centre, Midrand

Launch of The South African Solar Thermal Technology Road Map (SA-STTRM)

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.

MEDIA RELEASE: SOLAR WATER HEATER PROGRAMME UPDATE

Official release from Department of Energy

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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.

CAN BIOGAS BE A VIABLE ENERGY SOLUTION FOR RURAL HOUSEHOLDS AND FARMS?

by Nosisa Garane

CAN BIOGAS BE A VIABLE ENERGY SOLUTION FOR RURAL HOUSEHOLDS AND FARMS?

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.

REEEP funded project receives Award

"Press release"

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"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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