24-11-2011 -Wind projects with a combined capacity of more than 6 000MW are currently at various stages of the environmental impact assessment process in the Eastern Cape. The total of 6 032MW is far greater than the Medupi coal-fired power station that is currently under construction and will have... Read more
23-11-2011 -Securing a one-stop investor for the manufacture of South Africa’s electric car, the Joule had proved to be a “challenge”, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has told the National Assembly. The East London IDZ has been selected as the preferred site for the manufacture of the vehicle.... Read more
16-11-2011 -The Draft Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Management Plan for the planned investment in an 80MW wind farm by Swedish-based company Universal Wind in the Coega IDZ has been published for public comment. Universal Wind proposes the establishment of a commercial wind energy project made up of 20... Read more
16-11-2011 -The Eastern Cape along with the Western Cape and Northern Cape featured most prominently in the 53 bids by Independent Power Producers (IPP) to provide renewable energy. The bids for the first of five windows for bids closed on November 4 and the companies that have been successful... Read more
14-11-2011 -Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy drink is a new great tasting 100% organic and vegetarian certified energy drink. It is the only energy drink that is Organic and Vegetarian approved. The ingredients in Scheckter’s OrganicEnergy are all natural. No preservatives, artificial additives or colours are used.  Scheckter’s is a mix of... Read more
10-11-2011 -A 13MW photovoltaic electricity generating facility is planned for the Coega IDZ that will contribute to Nelson Mandela Bay‟s goal of being the leader in renewable energy, mitigation of climate change and reduc-tion of greenhouse gases. EAB Astrum Energy (Pty) Ltd plans to develop the facility in Zone... Read more
09-11-2011 -The preferred bidders for the procurement of 3 725MW of renewable energy capacity from Independent Power Producers (IPP) will be an-nounced during COP 17, the climate negotiations that will take place in Durban between November 28 and December 9. The Department of Energy said in a statement that... Read more
The project will entail the design and development of a solar powered vehicle that will expose students across a range of study fields to conduct research into an exploding renewable energy market and build on the base of accumulated learning. 01-06-2011 -In a boost to the metro’s research capability... Read more
A R40 million manufacturing facility for solar water heaters was launched in East London today. The facility for Matla Solar Water Heating (SWH) is the first renewable energy sector investor to locate in the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) and is a major milestone for the Eastern Cape... Read more