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Greenpeace expects big action from the big economies at the Climate Summit

Press release | November 30, 2015 at 15:07

Johannesburg, 30 November, 2015 - As world leaders set out their response to climate change today in Paris, Greenpeace is calling on the leaders of the G7 and the BRICS countries to do more to transform their energy systems, and to switch to 100...

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 9:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

10 more steps back for Eskom on the precipice of Molefe’s return

Press release | May 15, 2017 at 12:24

Johannesburg, 15th May 2017: Reacting to the announcement that Brian Molefe has been reinstated as the Chief Executive Officer of Eskom, a civil society coalition consisting of 350Africa.org, African Climate Reality Project, Greenpeace Africa,...

Greenpeace Africa: renewable energy deals a step towards a just energy transition

Press release | April 5, 2018 at 15:09

5 April 2018, Johannesburg – Newly appointed Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe signed the renewable energy agreements with 27 independent power producers on behalf of state-owned power utility Eskom, his department said.

Africa's largest Wind farm will reduce reliance on fossil fuels in Kenya

Press release | October 11, 2017 at 7:25

Nairobi, 11th October, 2017: Kenya has doubled its efforts to take up renewable energy by building an epic wind farm. Lake Turkana wind power project becomes the largest wind farm in Africa with a capacity of 310 megawatts - enough to power up...

Minister of Energy makes the first move to break renewable energy stalemate

Press release | March 8, 2018 at 12:49

Johannesburg, 8 March 2018: Responding to the media statement made by new Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe today, announcing that the project agreements of the 27 Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Projects (REIPPP) - including the power...

Renewables and Job Creation

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:00

Investing in South Africa’s incredible renewable energy sources, like the sun and wind, won’t only give South Africa huge energy rewards, but will also create 150,000 new jobs by 2030!

Clean and Safe Energy Future

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:06

At present 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal. It’s why we’re ranked as the world’s 12th largest emitter of CO2 – and by far the largest emitter on the African continent.

Greenpeace challenges Shoprite shareholders to engage on renewable energy

Press release | October 31, 2016 at 8:49

Cape Town, 31 October 2016 – Today, Greenpeace activists protested outside the Shoprite headquarters in Cape Town to demand that the retailer engages on the potential of renewable energy for South Africa. The protest at the Annual General Meeting...

Stopping Climate Change with Renewables

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:01

Our country suffers from an addiction to coal - 94% of our electricity comes from it, and Eskom is currently building two of the biggest coal-fired power stations in the world (Medupi and Kusile). As a result, we are among the biggest carbon...

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