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Join the Rooftop Revolution!

Action | April 7, 2015 at 16:33

In the midst of a crushing electricity crisis, Greenpeace considers it a right of every South African to produce their own power, feed extra electricity into the grid and get paid for it as long-term energy solution.

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 9:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

Solar Power on the Brink of Breakthrough

Feature story | October 27, 2010 at 11:50

A new study projects that solar investments are set to rocket, firing-up job creation, and further highlighting why South Africa needs its energy [R]evolution.

Solar-powered radio launched in Oshwe, DRC

Feature story | July 11, 2012 at 12:15

Today Greenpeace launched Africa's first solar-powered radio station in Oshwe, in the DRC. Hundreds of community members and leaders came out to witness the event. Authorities applauded efforts to increase this remote community’s access to basic...

Powering The Future: Renewable Energy Rollout in South Africa

Feature story | March 25, 2013 at 10:36

Our latest report, released on the eve of the BRICS summit in Durban, busts prevailing myths around green energy and reaffirms why renewables are the best option for powering South Africa.

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...

The True Cost of Coal

Feature story | October 26, 2011 at 12:20

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...

Counting Down – 25 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 9, 2014

Antarctica, Last Desert Race and Fundraising Campaign – Video About What You Need Know Tuesday, 7 October 2014 Greetings from Nairobi. Today’s blog is short and to the point. Greenpeace Africa and I have produced a short...

Counting Down – 32 Days to the Start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica

Blog entry by David Barnard | October 1, 2014

A Week in Nairobi Tuesday, 30 September 2014 Greetings from Nairobi, my home for the next week. I’m in Nairobi for the Buntwani conference which will be held from 7-8 October 2014 at the Kenya School of Government. The...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | September 16, 2013

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project...

Building a global anti-coal movement

Blog entry by Melita Steele | June 29, 2013

More than 90% of South Africa’s electricity already comes from dirty, dangerous coal. So really, every time we use electricity, we are burning coal. But burning coal is one of the most destructive practices on the planet:...

An 'electric' solar training experience

Blog entry by Cape Town volunteers | September 16, 2013

Two young activists share their experiences from our recent solar training session held in Cape Town: Thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world by Aphiwe Zothwa When a friend invited me to join the free Solar Training...

Solar energy: Africa's future

Blog entry by Natasha Seck, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer | April 4, 2013

Unlike fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil), solar energy is renewable and inexhaustible. However, despite the abundance of solar radiation, the continent is handicapped by insufficient  energy. Only 23% of the population (one in four...

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...

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...

Time for clean talking

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | August 30, 2012

The telecommunications industry is one of the biggest in the world, as nations develop and strengthen, so do the companies that provide us with the services that allow us to connect using our mobile phones. But the industry is not...

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...

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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