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Why gas is not the solution to Europe’s energy security challenges

The events in Crimea and the Ukraine in recent weeks have thrown Europe’s dependency on Russian oil and gas into sharp relief. Although regrettable, the turmoil has come at as good a time as any. Europe is in the midst of hashing out a comprehensive climate and energy policy framework out to 2030. This framework […]

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Why South Africa should be investing in renewable energy

As South Africa looks to renew its energy sector, comparisons are often made of how much one source of electricity costs versus another. Carrying out this exercise is much more difficult than might at first appear, but this must not deter the attempt. What are the problems encountered when comparing renewable sources such as wind […]

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Wind: The cheapest solution for electricity generation in South Africa

Continuation of the theme that wind and other renewable power sources reduce the cost of providing an electricity service.

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Carbon Capture and Storage

I read that Ernst & Young have brought out a carbon capture attractiveness storage index. I am surprised that a firm of its eminence (they are the auditors to Mainstream Renewable Power) would dignify carbon capture and storage with an “attractiveness index”.

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