A massive green rush is under way in South Africa, with major energy, construction and finance companies setting up specialised renewable energy units in anticipation of the government finalising the rules of engagement at the end of the year.
The government has set a target of 4%, or 1 025MW, of renewable energy installed from private [...]
Seoul – South Korea will sign an agreement with South Africa in the coming week to design and build nuclear power plants in South Africa, it was reported on Saturday. (Nuclear power is produced by controlled (i.e., non-explosive) nuclear reactions. Commercial and utility plants currently use nuclear fission reactions to heat water to produce [...]
Europeans now get 46.4% of their electricity from non-carbon courses, if you include nuclear, which supplies most of the electricity at 28%. In 2009, they cut coal consumption drastically from 2008.
Europeans’ hard coal production dropped 9.2% in 2009 from 2008, and Europe similarly reduced their production of natural gas which in 2009 supplied just [...]
Bath linens made from organic cotton are not only comfy and soft, but they require less pesticide to produce than regular cotton towels. Manufacturers who make organic cotton also tend to use natural dyes and softeners which are less toxic and gentler on sensitive skin.
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Natural bath products cause less harm than [...]
Eskom are doubling our electricity prices over the course of three years and this is going to have a terrible effect on both households as well as businesses. The good news, however, is that the government has introduced the Eskom Solar Water Heating Rebate system which looks to motivate people to go green and make [...]
South Africa’s leading energy supplier has announced that, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town, it will be converting the old Athlone coal fired power station into a wind farm filled with eight new 1.5MW wind turbines.
It indicated that the implosion of the old power station is a symbol of its commitment to clean [...]
As South Africa looks to renew its energy sector, comparisons are often made of how much one source of electricity costs versus another. Carrying out this exercise is much more difficult than might at first appear, but this must not deter the attempt. What are the problems encountered when comparing renewable sources such as wind [...]
Natural disasters are tending to kill fewer people but climate change may add to the toll by unleashing more extreme weather and causing after-effects such as disease and malnutrition, experts say.
Better warnings of cyclones or heat waves and an easing of poverty in developing nations in the past few decades have made many nations [...]