Cape Town-based Mulilo Renewable Energy (MRE) and the China Longyuan Corporation has signed the biggest private partnership agreement for the provision of renewable energy in South Africa.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:22

44MW wind park for Namibia

An international consortium has announced that it will build a wind power park near the Namibian coastal town of Luderitz. The wind park will initially add 44MW of generation capacity to the grid.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:21

Climate Change Thinkers Forum launched

Niche energy publication, 25º in Africa, partnered with sustainability legal specialists IMBEWU, to host the first of many bi-monthly climate change debate forums. The first event, called the Climate Change Thinkers Forum, was held on 16 November at the IMBEWU head office in Rosebank.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:20

Eskom’s CEO joins WBCSD

Eskom’s chief executive, Brian Dames, has been appointed to the executive committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The international WBCSD association has approximately 200 members and its main focus is sustainable development.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:19

Ghana converts lighthouses to solar power

Tideland Signal Ltd., part of marine aids-to-navigation manufacturer Tideland Signal Corp, has supplied a solar-powered rotating beacon kit to the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority to automate the historic lighthouse at Jamestown, Accra. This installation marks Tideland’s fifth lighthouse conversion contract along Ghana's 335 mile (539 km) coastline.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:18

UK: new gas and condensate discovery

Total has announced that its affiliate, Total E&P UK, has made a new gas and condensate discovery in the west of Shetland on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, close to the currently under development Laggan and Tormore fields. The Edradour exploration well lies in block 206/4, 75 kilometres north-west of Shetland in a water depth of 300 metres.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:17

Prof Nico Beute receives SAEE honour

Renowned energy enthusiast, Prof Nico Beute of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, was inducted into the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency’s (SAEE’s) prestigious Dr Ian Ernest Lane Hall of Fame in November 2010.
According to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, South Africa has applied to join the three-member BRIC Countries. BRIC countries is the informal grouping of the world’s fast-growing emerging markets and currently consists of Brazil, India and China.
Friday, 28 January 2011 13:15

25º in Africa recognised at PICA Awards

Marlene van Rooyen, editor of 25º in Africa, was nominated for the Business to Business Editor of the Year Award at the 2010 PICA Awards. This year marks PICA’s 41st award ceremony, which recognises and rewards publishing excellence in the consumer, customer and business to business sectors of the South African magazine publishing industry.
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