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Don’t 'declare war among technologies', says Mantashe amid imminent tabling of the IRP

Don’t 'declare war among technologies', ...

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday said the latest version of government’s Integrated Resource Plan IRP would be tabled before Cabinet next week and would make space for all technologies, ranging from renewables to nuclear.“The promulgation of the updated IRP is imminent. We are taking it to Cabinet next week,” Mantashe told the annual Windaba summit on wind energy in Cape Town. If it is gazetted "there will be certainty", he added.Mantashe called on all players in the energy industry to be accommodating and not to ‘declare war among technologies’.“If you look at the IRP, you will see that the one sector that is growing is renewables. It is growing all the time....

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday said the latest version of government’s Integrated Resource Plan IRP would be tabled before Cabinet next week and would make space for all technologies, ranging from renewables to...

Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Tuesday said the latest version of government’s Integrated Resource Plan IRP would be tabled...

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Outlook for wind energy in SA improving, despite headwinds

Outlook for wind energy in SA improving,...

After stalling last year, global renewable-energy capacity additions are expected to recover strongly in 2019, supported by a solid rebound in onshore wind deployments and ongoing solar photovoltaic PV growth.The International Energy Agency IEA expects almost 200 GW of renewables capacity to be added at a growth rate of nearly 12%, representing the fastest pace of deployments since 2015. The IEA expects 53 GW of onshore wind to be added, a 15% increase on the previous year.The Global Wind Energy Council GWEC is equally optimistic, forecasting 330 GW of new wind capacity additions during the five-year period to 2023, underpinned by especially strong growth in China and North America.Even...

After stalling last year, global renewable-energy capacity additions are expected to recover strongly in 2019, supported by a solid rebound in onshore wind deployments and ongoing solar photovoltaic PV growth.The International Energy Agency IEA...

After stalling last year, global renewable-energy capacity additions are expected to recover strongly in 2019, supported by a solid rebound in...

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The Dying Star - The Decline of the South African Construction Industry

The Dying Star - The Decline of the Sout...

Shadleigh Terence Brown - Highly skilled and practiced construction professional MSc LLM FRCIS FCIArb FAArb MCIOB Arriving back in South Africa in late 2015 after a period delivering construction projects abroad, there was as sense that the construction industry was unwell. Not terminally ill, but certainly ailing. In the three years since, the decline of the South African construction industry has been cataclysmic. Even the biggest, oldest, the most well established firms have suffered to the point of collapse. Share prices in many of the top construction firms have plummeted to record lows. Everyday there is another insolvency, another failed contractor. There are many challenges facing...

Shadleigh Terence Brown - Highly skilled and practiced construction professional MSc LLM FRCIS FCIArb FAArb MCIOB Arriving back in South Africa in late 2015 after a period delivering construction projects abroad, there was as sense that the...

Shadleigh Terence Brown - Highly skilled and practiced construction professional MSc LLM FRCIS FCIArb FAArb MCIOB Arriving back in South Africa in...

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Survey confirms South African building, construction industry’s ‘woeful state’

Survey confirms South African building, ...

The Construction Industry Development Board’s CIDB’s small and medium-sized enterprises SME conditions survey for the second quarter has confirmed the “woeful state” of the South African building and construction industry.Building confidence decreased to 30 index points, from 33 in the first quarter, particularly as building activity slowed even further. CIDB construction industry performance project manager Ntando Skosana on Tuesday noted that, “with the exception of a marginal uptick at the end of 2018, general builder GB sentiment has trended downwards since the beginning of 2017”. Across the grades, GBs in Grades 3 and 4 experienced the sharpest drop in sentiment from 40 to 30 index...

The Construction Industry Development Board’s CIDB’s small and medium-sized enterprises SME conditions survey for the second quarter has confirmed the “woeful state” of the South African building and construction industry.Building confidence...

The Construction Industry Development Board’s CIDB’s small and medium-sized enterprises SME conditions survey for the second quarter has confirmed...

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