Energy Portfolio Committee Chairperson Election
17 Jan 2011
The new Chairperson thanked all the Members for showing confidence in him. He wanted the Committee to work as a team throughout his term of office and promised to do his level best as Chairperson. As an alternate Member last year, he observed a few priorities and challenges that the ...
Central Energy Fund, PetroSA, Nuclear Energy Corporation SA: 2009/10 Annual Reports
18 Oct 2010
The Chairperson said that there surely should be some manner in which this could be resolved, such as getting written rulings from SARS.
Department of Energy Performance Review April to September 2010
11 Oct 2010
The Chairperson noted an apology from the Minister of Energy, as well as members of the Committee.
Liquid Fuels Charter & Energy Industry transformation: Public Hearings day 2
14 Sep 2010
The Chairperson announced that, prior to hearing any presentations, the Committee would be given the opportunity to ask questions on the presentations by Shell and PetroSA that were given on the previous day.
Amendments to Articles VI & XIV.A of Statute of the IAEA: briefing by Department of Energy
6 Sep 2010
Ms E Thabethe (ANC) chaired the meeting
National Parliamentary Workshop on Climate Change Mitigation in South Africa: day 2
2 Sep 2010
Ms E Thabethe (ANC, Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Energy) commented there were many challenges around renewable energy, and although there had been some implementation there did not seem to be much investment on renewable sources.
Japanese Parliamentary Rules & Administration Committee visit & Private Members' legislative proposals guidelines
23 Aug 2010
Ms E Thabethe (ANC) disagreed with Dr Oriani-Ambrosini’s suggestion. Subclause (3) covered every angle. It would be problematic if it were to be removed. The majority of legislation that had been passed had financial implications.
Department of Energy on Energy Efficiency Strategy 2005; Energy Sector Education and Training Authority (ESETA) briefing
23 Aug 2010
The Chairperson, expressed doubt over the authenticity of some of the figures presented by the Department, particularly those reflecting progress and awareness. In her view, too little had been done to educate the public, to justify the figures. The use of electronic media and web sites was hardly relevant in ...
Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) briefing: Department of Energy
2 Aug 2010
The Chairperson noted that the consultation process had taken place over the internet. She wondered how people that did not have access to the internet would be able to make submissions on the IRP2, especially those in rural areas.
Energy Portfolio Committee: Committee Programme & Outstanding Reports
31 May 2010
The Chairperson took Members through the draft programme, highlighting items that had already been concluded.