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Energy: Feed-in tariffs and electric VWs

Posted by Laura Grant on February 13, 2009
Posted in Renewable energy

  • The National Energy Regulator (Nersa) is due to introduce the renewable energy feed-in tariffs for South Africa by the end of this month. These will determine how much local producers of renewable energy will be paid per kilowatt hour for their electricity and help them to decide whether it is worth investing in the industry. But at a meeting last week many prospective investors reportedly told Nersa that its tariffs proposals, which were released for comment last year, were too low to attract investment and that having Eskom, the national electricity utility, as the proposed sole purchasing agency of renewable electricity was problematic. Nersa said it was on track to meet its deadline. Read the full report on Business Day.
  • Volkswagen is joining forces with Toshiba to develop electric cars. Volkswagen says the two companies plan to develop battery systems for the next generation of electric vehicles. [Reuters via Planet Ark]

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