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Giving South Africans their first light with solar power

Blog entry by Monica Davies | October 31, 2011

If you thought power cuts from our inadequate centralized energy supply were annoying, imagine if the power were always cut - no light at night, no hot water for dishes or clothes, and no easy heat in winter. Such is the reality for...

Stepping Into The Solar-Powered Limelight

Blog entry by The South African Sun | October 26, 2011

Lovely people, The South African Sun here. Can I have a few minutes of your time to boast about what I’ve been up to lately? You see, the fossil fools often quip that while solar power is a nice idea, it simply isn’t a viable...

The Greenpeace (Sun)iversity moves through Durban

Blog entry by Monica Davies | October 14, 2011

Following the success of Greenpeace’s youth outreach solar power training camp that took place at the end of last month, the team of volunteers and Greenpeace activists from the camp have taken their Solar Caravan, featuring...

The Sun is coming out this February

Blog entry by Monica Davies | February 3, 2012

Come and see him at these events While we all took summer holidays, the South African Sun was still in his office, working full days, shining bright solar rays down on us all that could have been powering our country. But just...

Come and Share the Sun at our Renewable Energy-Powered Picnic

Blog entry by Monica Davies | November 9, 2011

This weekend, Greenpeace will be casting some bright, solar-powered light over all the ways we can use renewables now! We're hosting a renewable energy-powered picnic at Soweto's Mofolo Park from 10am on Saturday 12 November. We...

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...

A World of Wild Weather

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | July 11, 2012

Stories of extreme weather events are almost a daily feature of news headlines around the world. Droughts, wildfires, heat waves, severe and widespread flooding: wild weather is becoming the new normal, and climate experts say these...

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...

People like you

Blog entry by Mike Baillie | February 14, 2012

The other morning I was riding to work, and as I passed a car, a hand reached out to throw a cigarette box out the window. The car sped off and I stopped to pick up the litter, frustrated by the driver’s callousness. For the rest of...

Coming Soon: Sun-Powered Forest Radio

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Augustine Kasambule | March 15, 2012

Oshwe is a forest community of around 22 000 people living deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Ringed by thick foliage and rivers, it can only be reached by plane from Kinshasa. There is no electricity in Oshwe, and no...

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