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

 

Coal Addiction: How Kusile could cripple the country

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | October 27, 2011

You’ll often hear that renewable energy is a nice idea, but it’s simply too expensive to be a realistic option. The choice between burning coal and switching to renewable energy is said to be a simple cost calculation – one that coal...

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...

Kusile Power Plant: The Waking Giant

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | October 21, 2011

The science is clear: burning coal is driving climate change – and Africa’s people are on the front lines. So, as the continent’s largest CO2 emitter – and the 12th largest in the world – South Africa has a lot to answer for in terms...

Will Cabinet blindly follow Minister Peter’s foolish obsession with nuclear?

Blog entry by Monica Davies and Rianne Teule | October 19, 2011

Last week, the Mail & Guardian highlighted the potential international battle for the R1 trillion that could be invested in these new nuclear reactors . This prompted Greenpeace Africa, to once again speak out against the lunacy...

We Up the Pressure to Stop Nuclear

Feature story | September 21, 2011 at 8:57

Today we ramped up the pressure on the South African government, urging them to reassess its flirtation with nuclear energy.

Fracking: Where Are We Now?

Blog entry by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies | September 13, 2011

Fracking has been a hot topic this year – and for good reason. Here’s a quick update on the situation. ( Click here for more info on what fracking entails) Latest Developments When we last spoke about the issue of...

Talking with Eskom about Our Advanced Energy [R]evolution

Blog entry by Melita Steele | August 19, 2011

In June this year, we unloaded five tons of coal on Eskom’s doorstep . We did this to highlight the fact that coal kills, and to publicly demand that Eskom clean up its act by stopping the construction of Kusile coal-fired power...

Live Chat with Kumi

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | July 4, 2011

Join us today at midday for a live web chat with Kumi Naidoo, the global head of Greenpeace. We'll be discussing everything from his climbing the infamous Arctic oil rig to his thoughts on fracking and Greenpeace Africa's action...

Now more than ever

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | June 29, 2011

Following our action on Monday, I came across this very compelling video, and it really made me feel good about taking a stand. The importance and urgency of South Africa taking meaningful action on climate change really can't be...

The Ball is in Eskom's Court

Blog entry by Michael Baillie | June 28, 2011

When we went to Eskom headquarters yesterday , what we wanted to do was highlight the fact that coal kills, and call on Eskom to stop construction on Kusile and start investing in renewable energy instead. Until they change course,...

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