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New energy projects announcement from the DoE

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The Minister of Energy, Dikobe Ben Martins, announced various infrastructure programmes in the electricity, gas, petroleum and nuclear sector.

These announcements relate to measures that will be introduced by the Department of Energy to strengthen the energy sector by amongst others, increasing the uptake of new generation technologies including cogeneration and the implementation of a revised model for the Solar Water Heaters programme. The Department also seeks to facilitate the development of the biofuels industry and increase the uptake and usage of gas to reduce overdependence on the electricity grid.

 

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Thousands of Eastern Cape school children learn about renewable energy & science

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Thousands of Eastern Cape School children are learning about the significance of renewable energy and science through a programme sponsored by Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, one of the county's largest wind farms. Launched in 2013, the purpose of the programme is to provide High School students with projects that will broaden their knowledge of science, with specific focus on renewable energy. "It is imperative to increase awareness and interest in the renewable energy industry and science amongst learners if our country is to develop the much needed skills in this area," Mark Pickering, General Manger of Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm.

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