Archive for the ‘Renewables’ Category

The South African Government’s Department of Energy, announced the Preferred Bidders for Round 2 of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Programme (REIPPP) on 21 May 2012. Out of the 79 proposals submitted in Round 2, with a total capacity of 3.2 GW, the Department of Energy selected 19 Preferred Bidders, totalling 1,043.9 MW of […]


In the graphs below, I compare new renewable energy capacity with new conventional energy capacity for selected countries. The data comes from the EIA and is shown in GW for each year between 1980 and 2006. New renewable capacity (excluding conventional hydro) is shown in blue and new conventional capacity (including conventional hydro) is shown […]