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Electricity prices in South Africa have dramatically outpaced inflation over the past decade (ever since the 2008 electricity supply shortage crisis). Recently,

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Please note: this article has been updated – click here for the 2021 version. With the rapid increase in the price of electricity and water over

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One thing is certain: the energy industry is undergoing rapid and dramatic change, and mostly to our collective benefit! There are too

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It has been an interesting year in the energy industry so far. Here are some key recent developments:


The “electron economy” refers to a global shift towards using electricity as the main energy carrier. The term was coined about 11 years

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While SA seems stubbornly focused on coal (including new private coal-fired power stations), gas and nuclear, Germany is forging ahead with its bold moves to transform

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