WHAT ARE WE DOING?

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Three organisations have joined forces today to put Eskom under new management. Together, groundWork, and Earthlife Africa JHB, and Greenpeace Africa have installed a new Eskom CEO, a new Stakeholder Engagement Director, and new Spokesperson.

Eskom needs new management because it continues to fail the people of this country, prioritising coal power to the exclusion of every other option. Coal-fired power stations damage people's health, use staggering amounts of scarce water, accelerate climate change, and do not deliver affordable, accessible electricity to all South Africans.

So from today Eskom is putting people first by:
  • Ending South Africa’s addiction to coal and investing in renewable energy instead
  • Providing sustainable jobs
  • Averting a water crisis in South Africa
  • Providing affordable electricity access for all
  • Making sure the people of this country do not suffer the health impacts associated with coal-fired power stations and coal mines
 

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The latest updates

 

The hidden water cost of South Africa’s coal addiction

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 25, 2012

It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the...

Coal's Hidden Water Cost

Image gallery | June 22, 2012

Fired up for a global Energy [R]evolution

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | June 5, 2012

Today is international World Environment Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an updated strategy for powering the planet with clean, reliable, renewable energy! The latest version of Greenpeace’s Energy...

No Nuclear in Africa!

Feature story | May 28, 2012 at 12:03

Greenpeace activists protested this morning outside a pro-nuclear conference in Sandton where South Africa’s Deputy President and the Minister of Energy were due to talk.

Government continues to back Eskom’s investments in coal

Blog entry by Melita Steele | May 17, 2012

It was announced yesterday that Eskom's funding plan to 2017 had been approved. The utility company will spend R201.6 billion over the coming period, with R65 billlion budgeted for this year.    Part of the funding plan includes a...

A look at the coal plants behind the iCloud

Blog entry by Iris Cheng, Greenpeace International | May 8, 2012

How does Apple’s $1billion iDataCenter in Maiden, North Carolina draw its power? Apple is sending millions of dollars a year to Duke Energy , one of the few utilities in the US that is still building coal plants.   By making a...

Demanding Apple Clean Their Cloud

Image gallery | May 7, 2012

Why we need a clean cloud

Blog entry by Monica Davies | May 5, 2012

Have you ever had this sort of exchange with someone of an older generation? You: “I’ve got 90 CDs’ worth of music on my iPod.” Older Person: “But where are the CDs all stored?” You: “They’re nowhere, they’re just… inside...

Apple: Think Different about your dirty energy

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | May 5, 2012

The Internet and social media are extraordinary engines of change helping to drive revolutions and positive social change. They’ve become central tools for how we bring pressure on polluters and governments. But if we are not...

Apple: Come clean about your coal problem, then start solving it

Blog entry by Gary Cook, Greenpeace International | May 4, 2012

The first step to solving most problems is admitting that you have one. Apple has a growing coal problem, and once they come clean about that, they can start applying their renowned innovation to solving it. Unfortunately, Apple has...

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