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South Africa could save billions and climate by switching to renewables

Feature story | October 12, 2009 at 23:00

Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations...

Acid Mine Drainage

Feature story | January 27, 2011 at 11:15

Acid mine drainage has been described as a "ticking time bomb", and the recent heavy rains around Gauteng seem to be making a dangerous situation even worse.

Zuma: Go renewable, create more jobs

Feature story | February 9, 2011 at 15:12

As President Zuma prepares for his State of the Nation Address tomorrow, we urge him to put South Africa on track for a clean and sustainable energy future, thus providing a huge number of new jobs, as part of his move to declare 2011 the year of...

Say 'No' to Fracking in the Karoo

Feature story | March 9, 2011 at 12:39

It is not too late! Shell is currently applying for exploration licences in the Karoo and has said that it will include public concerns in the environmental management report.

Learn From Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster - Greenpeace Reminds SA Government

Feature story | April 11, 2011 at 12:07

Greenpeace repeats its call for SA government to abandon plans to build new nuclear stations in the face of deadly catastrophes such as the Chernobyl disaster that’s still affecting Ukrainians 25 years later.

energy [r]evolution South Africa

Publication | January 6, 2010 at 15:22

Aggressive investment in renewable power generation and energy efficiency could provide three quarters of South Africa’s electricity by 2050, slashing over 200 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of 10 coal-fired power stations...

20 years later – it’s election time again

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 6, 2014

Tomorrow is South Africa’s fifth democratic election. 2014 is a historic year in our history as we celebrate 20 years of democracy, and in the run up to 7 May election, politicians, social commentators, and ordinary citizens have been...

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...

South African Energy Sector Jobs to 2030

Publication | August 13, 2010 at 0:01

How the Energy [R]evolution will create sustainable green jobs.

Zuma misses opportunity to be visionary

Feature story | February 11, 2011 at 13:14

Although President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address rightly focussed on the urgent need for job creation and energy security in South Africa, he failed to see how renewable energy has an important role to play in fulfilling both goals.

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