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  • ferialhaffajee

    Ferial Haffajee @ferialhaffajee

    This book is dedicated to these brave, wonderful whistle-blowers. May we be like them. 🙏🏾 Rest in peace, Mark van der Riet, bullied by Matshela Koko when he questioned Gupta coal standards delivered to Eskom. Stage 6 has a long tail.



    Congratulations to our member, @EDF_Renewables, on their signing yesterday with @DMRE_ZA, for three project agreements that will contribute 120MW renewable capacity to the national grid, under the 5th Bid Window of the REIPPPP. #bidwindow5 #sapvia #renewableenergy #southafrica

  • Eskom_SA

    Eskom Hld SOC Ltd @Eskom_SA

    The Komati repowering and repurposing project is one of the largest coal-fired power plant repowering projects globally and will provide a tangible case study for the world on how to transition fossil fuel assets.

  • Eskom_SA

    Eskom Hld SOC Ltd @Eskom_SA

    Mandy Rambharos, General Manager, says this initiative will build the skills needed to run the growing number of renewable projects across SA. @saretec will provide the training and @EnergyAlliance_ will fund the training

  • Eskom_SA

    Eskom Hld SOC Ltd @Eskom_SA

    Komati will be repowered with 150MW of solar, 70MW of wind and 150MW of battery storage

  • Eskom_SA

    Eskom Hld SOC Ltd @Eskom_SA

    #Eskom is partnering with @EnergyAlliance and @saretec (South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre) for the development of the Komati Training Facility. This will provide training for both staff and the local community in renewable energy.



    As the #energytransition gains momentum, multiple benefits of #renewables are becoming clear: greater climate stability, economic opportunities & jobs. The sector employed 12.7M people in 2021 w/ solar PV leading the trend. Read @IRENA-@ILO report:

  • AntonEberhard

    Anton Eberhard @AntonEberhard

    A pleasure being in Namibia this week. We’re facilitating a peer review & learning network between energy regulators from Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa & Namibia. Great to see a financially sustainable utility with ZERO loadshedding. And burgeoning solar, wind investments.

  • pvmagazine

    pv magazine @pvmagazine

    Fire at PG&E’s Tesla battery in California is now under control: A Tesla Megapack battery caught fire at PG&E’s Elkhorn large-scale battery storage facility in Monterey County, California, in the early hours… #solarenergy #renewableenergy #sustainability

  • BloombergNRG

    Bloomberg Energy @BloombergNRG

    A year after President Xi Jinping promised China would stop building coal power plants abroad, the country has completed 14 such facilities beyond its borders and will finish another 27 soon, according to a new report

  • GwedeMantashe1

    Gwede Mantashe @GwedeMantashe1

    We are at the IPP Office in Centurion for the signing ceremony of power purchase agreements with 3 preferred bidders under Bid Window 5 of the Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme. Watch the Live broadcast here: #InvestInSAEnergy

  • BrianIKamanzi

    Brian Kamanzi @BrianIKamanzi

    [Radio Interview] Patrick Bond & myself in discussion with Lerato Mbele @Powerfm987 "In this conversation, we talk about whether energy security and supply are a public good in SA"

  • MHGottlieb

    Magnus H. Gottlieb @MHGottlieb

    @DanielJ69037131 @BrianVad @ProfRayWills @ProfStrachan @mzjacobson @DkFjernvarme @CKemfert @ChristianOnRE @dtdchange @arikring @LionHirth @JMGlachant Different depictions answer different questions. This one is meant to answer two; 1) How does building times evolve for the two technologies?, and, more importantly; we want new capacity on the grid - what's the lead time?

  • DrSimEvans

    Simon Evans @DrSimEvans

    Behold, the energy transition: Wind and solar now make up 75% of global electricity capacity growth, while coal has fallen to just 4% (Figures from @BloombergNEF)

  • GWECGlobalWind

    GWEC @GWECGlobalWind

    As part of #ClimateWeekNYC, we are sharing recommendations to help countries deploy renewables with key allies. We are also launching the Global Wind Energy Manifesto for #COP27, outlining 8 key action areas for policymakers! Join online event:

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