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Join the Rooftop Revolution!

Action | April 7, 2015 at 15:33

In the midst of a crushing electricity crisis, Greenpeace considers it a right of every South African to produce their own power, feed extra electricity into the grid and get paid for it as long-term energy solution.

Solar Power on the Brink of Breakthrough

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 10:50

A new study projects that solar investments are set to rocket, firing-up job creation, and further highlighting why South Africa needs its energy [R]evolution.

Solar-powered radio launched in Oshwe, DRC

Feature story | July 11, 2012 at 11:15

Today Greenpeace launched Africa's first solar-powered radio station in Oshwe, in the DRC. Hundreds of community members and leaders came out to witness the event. Authorities applauded efforts to increase this remote community’s access to basic...

Powering The Future: Renewable Energy Rollout in South Africa

Feature story | March 25, 2013 at 9:36

Our latest report, released on the eve of the BRICS summit in Durban, busts prevailing myths around green energy and reaffirms why renewables are the best option for powering South Africa.

Tell the Department of Trade and Industry to support clean energy instead of another...

Action | September 23, 2013 at 8:20

Tell the Department of Trade and Industry that we don't want another mega coal plant in South Africa. Renewable energy is viable, reliable and ready to go!

The True Cost of Coal

Feature story | October 26, 2011 at 11:20

Catastrophic climate change and uncontrollable debt are burdens South Africans will have to bear for their government’s addiction to coal. On top of the escalating construction costs for Kusile, the monstrous coal-fired power plant, the country...

What turns you on?

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | May 29, 2013

Turning on the lights is an action that we hardly ever think about. We flick a switch and the lights come on, we press a button and the TV snaps on. Do we stop to think about where the power comes from? Often it doesn’t occur to any of...

Counting Down – 25 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 9, 2014

Antarctica, Last Desert Race and Fundraising Campaign – Video About What You Need Know Tuesday, 7 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Today’s blog is short and to the point. Greenpeace Africa and I have produced a short...

Counting Down – 32 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

A Week in Nairobi Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Greetings from Nairobi, my home for the next week. I’m in Nairobi for the Buntwani conference which will be held from 7-8 October 2014 at the Kenya School of Government. The...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | September 16, 2013

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project...

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