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Building, construction activity at crisis levels – CIDB

Building, construction activity at crisi...

Insufficient demand for building and construction work remains a constraint for the industry and is unlikely to improve notably in the near term, the Construction Industry Development Board cidb says.Its third-quarter SME Confidence Survey, released on Tuesday, shows that the domestic building and construction industry continues to struggle amid tough economic conditions. “Sentiment remained in the doldrums as both general building and civil engineering contractors continued to experience a severe shortage of work. In fact, for some of the subsectors, activity was at its weakest level since the 2008/9 financial crisis,” comments cidb monitoring and evaluation project manager Ntando...

Insufficient demand for building and construction work remains a constraint for the industry and is unlikely to improve notably in the near term, the Construction Industry Development Board cidb says.Its third-quarter SME Confidence Survey, released...

Insufficient demand for building and construction work remains a constraint for the industry and is unlikely to improve notably in the near term, the...

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The IRP brings winds of change

The IRP brings winds of change

With the Integrated Resource Plan IRP due to be finalised and a generous share of the energy mix being set aside for wind power, the winds of change are blowing across the industry in South Africa and into the rest of Africa.Leaders in the industry were upbeat during the final plenary of the annual wind energy conference, the Windaba, held in Cape Town this week. “There’s a sense of excitement in the air. The IRP potentially puts us in a very exciting place for wind energy. It would put South Africa in a pretty strong position on a global scale, up with Mexico and Brazil. It will also create the basis for a wind manufacturing industry,” said Global Wind Energy Council CEO Ben Blackwell.He...

With the Integrated Resource Plan IRP due to be finalised and a generous share of the energy mix being set aside for wind power, the winds of change are blowing across the industry in South Africa and into the rest of Africa.Leaders in the industry...

With the Integrated Resource Plan IRP due to be finalised and a generous share of the energy mix being set aside for wind power, the winds of change...

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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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