FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:South Africa has dropped proposals to boost supply from nuclear plants in its latest energy blueprint and will increasingly harness renewable sources as it trims a reliance on coal.“There will be a study to determine if more nuclear is needed after 2030,” Energy Minister Jeff Radebe told reporters in Pretoria on Monday. “But until then, there is no increase in nuclear generation envisaged.”The long-awaited update of the country’s Integrated Resource Plan for power sector spending, the first in eight years, calls for the biggest increase in capacity from wind and natural gas.Wind and natural gas are each projected to increase by 8,100 megawatts of capacity, while 5,670 megawatts will come from solar and 2,500 megawatts from hydropower, according to the plan. Coal, which currently makes up the bulk of the country’s energy source, will add 1,000 megawatts. The Department of Energy, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and state-owned utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. are tasked with carrying out the proposals.President Cyril Ramaphosa has this year overseen the replacement of Eskom’s leadership as he seeks to attract $100 billion of investment to the country. A program to add more renewable power from independent producers has been revived.“There is significant change in the energy mix post 2030, which is mainly driven by decommissioning of old coal power plants that reach their end of life,” Radebe said. Close to 30 gigawatts of Eskom’s coal fleet is to reach end-of-life by 2040, according to the draft document.More: South Africa drops nuclear, adds renewables in energy plan New South Africa plan looks to cut coal reliance, expand renewables
Update: 12:17 pm on 15/06/2018 – SPONSORs has reported that Deutsche Telekom will also provide financial support to SK Gaming. The organisation is applying for a permanent spot in the EU LCS’ franchised league and has received a six-figure amount from its latest partner.After departing the competitive League of Legends scene in 2016, SK Gaming has partnered with German telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom alongside its re-entry.Acting as SK Gaming’s official telecommunications and technology partner, Deutsche Telekom will provide support to the entire organisation as it continues to establish itself in Germany – the telecoms company will mainly focus on the League of Legends roster.SK Gaming’s new roster will compete in the recently-announced League of Legends Premier Tour, a tournament series for teams based in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The Premier Tour is seen as a path to the European Masters that caters to both professional and amateur teams.SK Gaming’s official League of Legends roster is as follows:Daniel “Scarface” AitbelkacemGerrit “Phrenic” StukemeierHicham “SozPurefect” TazrhiniTim “Keduii” WillersMads “Doss” SchwartzAccording to The Esports Observer, this is a one-year deal but discussions have already taken place regarding an extension to the partnership. Deutsche Telekom is also a prominent jersey sponsor for SK Gaming, appearing on all jerseys excluding Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rainbow Six Siege.While this is the first esports venture for Deutsche Telekom, it’s US subsidiary T-Mobile is a sponsor of the Overwatch League and the Houston Outlaws. It plans to be involved when SK Gaming opens its own practice facility in 2019.SK Gaming is also partnered with the likes of lifestyle brand Razer, audio specialists Sennheiser, and soft drink brand Mountain Dew. In addition to League of Legends, the organisation houses competitors in Clash Royale, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA, Hearthstone, Paladins, Rainbow Six Siege, and SMITE.Esports Insider says: SK Gaming has deep roots in League of Legends so it’s lovely to see it make a return, and bringing along Deutsche Telekom for the ride seems like a good move. We’re interested to see how, if at all, the telecoms giant gets more involved with esports over time.Sign up to our newsletter!