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By Susan Comrie for amaBhungane 19 Jul 2022 original article here Amidst an unprecedented load shedding crisis, the Central Energy Fund is pushing ahead with Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe’s plan to build a ‘gas bridge’ to Mozambique, while Eskom calls for up to 6,000 megawatts of new gas-fired power to urgently be added to the grid. […]
by Fiona Harvey 10 May 2022 original article here Countries should Analysis says countries can save money by switching from coal straight to renewable energies An interconnection gas hub in Baumgarten an der March, Austria. High prices for gas have reversed the logic of using it as a ‘transition’ fuel. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty move from […]
By Tony Carnie 30 Mar 2022 original article here ‘Energy security should be based on science, not narrow, short-sighted political and vested interests. History will judge the current South African government harshly if it fails to act decisively now for the sake of its people and the greater good of the planet.’ Three senior local scientists […]
24.03.2022 by Lameez Omarjee original article here Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe is “enthused” by the prospect of gas discoveries, as it will attract foreign investment. The gas industry, which is currently being developed, will support the country’s energy transition in a big way, he said. Domestic gas resources will eliminate the need for imports, […]