This journal issue comprises several interesting articles. The first article: Demonstrating renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities in the wine industry discusses the risk factor for the wine industry as the availability of energy and water resources become scarcer. The following articles: Energy efficiency tax incentives now open for business; Encouraging efficient utilisation of energy through the Income Tax Act of 1962 section 12L; 12L -Some practical issues and concerns; Long-awaited 12L roadshow comes to Cape Town are all discussing taxation issues with regard to efficiency of energy usage. The article: Proposed power line for the Rheboksfontein Wind Energy Facility, Western Cape Province discusses the notice to public participation. Other articles include: World’s top solar thermal experts lecture at University of Pretoria; Singulus Technologies and PTiP launch CIGS photovoltaic pilot production facility in SA; Rand Merchant Bank shows support for onshore wind; Rural electrification in South Africa with platinum-based fuel cells using methanol fuel; Lahmeyer consults in various phases of power projects in SADC region; Malagasy Navy engages Drum Cussac to support anti-piracy operations; Storage will make CSP projects more financeable in South Africa; Africa moves to increase power infrastructure; What African energy leaders see as top critical issues; Fasken Martineau advised on African Renewable Deal of the Year 2013; Carbon footprinting: A practical calculation guide. Two workshops are discusses the first: Western Bioethanol Workshop and the second: ACSA workshops towards conforming with ISO50 001 with EnTF.