Eskom, supplier of around 95 percent of South Africa’s electricity, is in the grip of a severe financial crisis reporting a post- tax loss of R2.3 billion ($0.17 billion) , a 0.9 percent decline in sales and a rise in gearing ratio, (which measures debt relative to equity) to 72 […]
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In little more than two decades, scientists and technologists have evolved a global, renewable-energy industry capitalizing on the free resources of wind and sun… Global solar photovoltaic capacity has grown from around five gigawatts in 2005 to an approximately 306.5 gigawatts in 2016. This trend was accompanied by sharp drops in the price of photovoltaic panels. […]
This feature looks at the world’s top 10 largest utility companies by market value in US Dollars. Many of these companies are not only involved in power generation but also transmission and distribution. An increasing number of companies are phasing out coal power plants and replacing them with either gas power generation or and renewables. In many parts of the world, these leading traditional utility companies are now active investors and developers in renewable power such as on and offshore wind.
An increasing number of farmers, businesses and communities have invested and installed onsite generation solar or wind farms. Some have invested in large grid-scale renewable developments. A relatively recent trend combines direct ownership of onsite generation with indirect ownership, achieved by share purchases or by investment in dedicated investment trusts and funds…