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

 

Is Eskom prepared to act to save South Africa’s water? Challenge them now!

Feature story | April 25, 2012 at 12:16

We hear the word ‘crisis’ regularly in South Africa at the moment. It’s easy to start thinking that perhaps analysts are over-reacting – surely things can’t possibly be that bad?

Tell Apple, Amazon and Microsoft that you want a cleaner cloud

Blog entry by Casey Harrell, Greenpeace International | April 17, 2012

Every day, our lives revolve more and more around the phenomenon that is “the cloud.” We check our e-mail, store our music, and share photos and status updates. It’s a key part of how we connect with our friends and family. But...

Why Coal Power is bad news for our water

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | March 22, 2012

Although South Africa has been blessed with amazing natural resources, sadly water isn’t one of them. While we have incredible coastlines and fisheries, fertile lands for feeding the nation, and an abundance of renewable energy...

Another coal-fired power station to fuel South Africa’s addiction?

Blog entry by Melita Steele | February 24, 2012

Did you also see the headlines: “How the budget affects you; Budget and your pocket; Budget and you”, which I passed on my way to work yesterday morning? Every year South Africans pay close attention to the Finance Minister’s budget...

Guinness World Record!

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | January 26, 2012

In April last year we were pushing hard for Facebook to 'unfriend' coal -- and we asked you to get involved. The idea was to make a post on the unfriend coal Facebook page and then see if we could set a record for the most...

Politicians Listen to the Polluters at UN climate talks

Feature story | December 11, 2011 at 4:42

UN climate talks in Durban have ended the same way they began, in failure. Governments at the UN climate talks have chosen to listen to the polluters over the people and failed to reinforce previous climate saving measures and have steered clear...

"Listen to the people" inside UN climate talks

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | December 9, 2011

Today at the UN climate negotiations in Durban the whispers of polluting companies were drowned out by the  roar  of the crowd demanding governments “ Listen to the people not the polluters !”  As the talks draw to a close in the...

School Children Roar for Climate Courage

Blog entry by Caroline Chisholm | December 7, 2011

Almost 1,500 children gathered on the beach in Durban today to form a human aerial of a lion, to send a message to the leaders of COP17: show some courage for the climate. The inspriration of artist John Quigley , the image was...

2000 Children Roar for Climate Action

Image gallery | December 7, 2011

Where are the Climate Heros?

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | December 5, 2011

I grew up watching the  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles  and  Superman : superheroes who’d regularly save the day from the evil guys. I quickly realized that in real-life, there aren’t many superheroes, although there  are  a good number...

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