Have you read the City of Cape Town's contentious new electricity strategy? We now have until 31 My to comment, so please speak up! We received a letter from one of our avid energy specialists, David Lipschitz, who had the following to say about this plan...
South Africans have long been faced with a limited choice of mode for their daily commute. For most, the options remain the private car, crowded taxis, or less than reliable and user friendly public transport. Liftshare South Africa seeks to change that.
Among the group of G-20 nations, South Africa was the fastest-growing market, with investment rising from less than $30 million in 2011 to $5.5 billion in 2012, a 20,500% increase.
Woolworths recently installed its pilot solar roof system on one of the buildings of its Head Office in Cape Town’s central business district.
Iran plans to build more nuclear power reactors in an earthquake-prone coastal area, Iranian media said on Wednesday, a day after a strong tremor struck the region close to its only existing such plant.
The development of Thailand’s energy efficiency sector is an interesting case study. It demonstrates how strong government leadership combined with strategic support from international climate finance can drive the transition toward an energy-efficient economy.
The Renewable Energy Forum South Africa (“REFSA”) Conference was founded by Linda Olagunju as a means of setting a platform where industry stake holders could discuss issues affecting the industry with the key objective of making a positive change within the sector.
Why is energy efficiency internationally supported as the preferred solution for economic sustainability?
The future of South Africa’s electricity – will the country be able to afford electricity in the near future and what is being done about minimising electricity consumption?
Earlier this week, Greenpeace Africa commemorated the 2nd anniversary of the Fukushima disaster with a call to the South African government to ensure transparency and accountability in the nuclear build process.
At 8.30pm on 23rd March 2013, billions of people across the globe will switch off the lights for one hour. Earth Hour is the world’s largest public environmental action, acknowledging a commitment to go beyond the hour with actions that benefit the planet in the year ahead.
Over 45 representatives from government, research organisations, NGO’s and the private sector joined ICLEI Africa last month to launch the SA component of ICLEI’s flagship global project “Promoting Urban Low Emission Development Strategies in emerging economy countries."
We had the pleasure this week to experience hands-on the largest single rooftop solar installation in Africa, generating 542.4kW power. The impressive “White House’ Vodacom office building in Century City, Cape Town had all of 3600m² of roof tiles removed and replaced by solar panels.
Fund managers of incentive schemes want to be sure that the energy that is being saved, which they are paying for, is in fact true savings.
Denmark has committed to help South Africa meet its future goals of a low carbon economy and reducing the growth of greenhouse gases through the deployment of low carbon technologies in the country.
In March 2011, the 49M initiative was launched to encourage all South Africans to cut their energy consumption by 10%, aiming to inspire and rally the country behind a common goal to save electricity.
Thembani Bukula, chairman of the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) electricity sub-committee, explained why the regulator cut Eskom’s price hike from the requested 16 percent a year for five years to 8 percent a year.
Nedbank Capital recently scooped three prestigious awards at the 2012 Project Finance Deal of the Year Awards held in London at the luxurious Grand Connaught Hotel.
Taxes on power generation, if not widespread, are becoming increasingly popular in Europe, as governments target utilities making significant profits from burning cheap coal in a low carbon price environment, states a GlobalData energy consultant.
The fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster continues for hundreds of thousands of victims in Japan, who are still denied fair compensation from a regulatory system that allows the nuclear industry to evade its responsibilities and forces the public to pay for its disasters, reports Greenpeace.