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Analysis: Red tape blocks S.Arica’s renewable energy potential

Investment proposals are on hold as red tape delays procurement. Sibanye wants to add up to 150MW of solar capacity, while Gold Fields is aiming for 40MW.
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Mozambique: EDM cuts electricity tariffs as part of COVID-19 relief

Government of Mozambique has directed the power utility EDM to cut electricity tariffs for this year as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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India looks into privatising electricity distribution companies

COVID-19 has impacted the revenues of the electricity distribution companies in India, as such government is considering privatising the distributors.
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Egypt: New and Renewable Energy Authority firm on growth plan

Egypt’s New and Renewable Energy Authority is actively engaged in implementing solar and wind projects with a combined capacity of 3,170MW.

SA considers water regulator to oversee tariff increases

The South African Local Government Association has declined proposed water tariff increases by water boards for 2020/21, except for Rand Water’s case.
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Cost factor: Coal-fired power 0, renewable energy 1, finds IRENA

Examining the cost factor, the same amount of money invested in renewable power today produces more new capacity than it would have a decade ago.
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Eskom CEO responds to MP’s question about R5 billion payment

Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter has responded to questions arising from a virtual meeting held by South Africa's Parliament Standing Committee on Appropriations.
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Op-Ed: The manufacturing industry cannot ignore looming carbon tax

Implementation of South Africa's Carbon Tax Act is going to put a strain on pollution-heavy industries' bottom line, such as the manufacturing industry.

“Mini-grids can electrify thousands of health centres in sub-Saharan Africa”

AMDA's CEO explains why mini-grid companies are "like the Amazons and Teslas of the energy sector", figuring out how to create 600-million new customers.
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Strategic Fuel Fund gains former dept. of energy DG, Magubane

The CEF Board has appointed former Director-General for the Department of Energy Nelisiwe Magubane as the new Chairperson of the Strategic Fuel Fund.

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