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The Energy [R]evolution Gets Going!

Feature story | June 24, 2011 at 17:51

A new Greenpeace report on the state of the global power plant market shows that since the 1990s, installations of wind and solar grew faster than any other power plant technology.

Renewables and Job Creation

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:00

Investing in South Africa’s incredible renewable energy sources, like the sun and wind, won’t only give South Africa huge energy rewards, but will also create 150,000 new jobs by 2030!

Stopping Climate Change with Renewables

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:01

Our country suffers from an addiction to coal - 94% of our electricity comes from it, and Eskom is currently building two of the biggest coal-fired power stations in the world (Medupi and Kusile). As a result, we are among the biggest carbon...

Firing Up New Industries With Renewable Energy

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:04

Since the 1990s, wind and solar power installations around the world have grown faster than any other power plant technology.

Clean and Safe Energy Future

Feature story | September 19, 2011 at 12:06

At present 90% of South Africa’s electricity comes from coal. It’s why we’re ranked as the world’s 12th largest emitter of CO2 – and by far the largest emitter on the African continent.

More Jobs and Progress for South Africa

Feature story | October 14, 2011 at 9:50

Greenpeace Africa’s new green jobs briefing ‘More jobs and progress for South Africa: The Advanced Energy [R]evolution scenario and its impact’ shows how South Africa’s economy and citizens will benefit immensely if the government invests...

The Advanced Energy [R]evolution

Feature story | May 24, 2011 at 15:54

South Africa can create around 150 000 new jobs in the energy sector in the next 20 years, and at the same time safeguard against catastrophic climate change -- according to Greenpeace's new 'Advanced Energy [R]evolution' report.

The True Cost of Nuclear Energy

Feature story | August 4, 2011 at 8:00

Our new report highlights once again that nuclear power is a dead-end: it would lock the country into an out-dated, expensive and deadly energy future.

Get a Use Me More Badge

Page | January 20, 2012 at 12:20

In South Africa, we have some of the best renewable energy resources in the world. Sadly, they have been largely overlooked by government. The Sun and Wind are practically begging to be used more!

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...

We Up the Pressure to Stop Nuclear

Feature story | September 21, 2011 at 9:57

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

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...

The Wind-Chime Project Comes Alive in Durban

Video | December 6, 2011 at 16:17

Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether.

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...

The Official Use Me More Theme Song

Blog entry by Monica Davies | December 8, 2011

Turning to the sun is an urge as old as mankind itself. Like the sunflower, we turn to it for life, warmth and light - three words which could easily be used to describe the music of the newly-formed group, Jika Nelanga (which means...

Reflecting on Durban Solar training

Blog entry by Nasreen Khan | October 9, 2012

It has been almost a year since the last solar training that was held in Durban and I am still extremely grateful to Greenpeace for having invested in educating their volunteers. The ten day experience was incredible, not only did I...

Solar Energy: The way of the future

Blog entry by Hellen Dena | October 9, 2012

It was an intriguing journey back to the physics class I left over ten years ago, as I embarked on making my solar lamp. After an interesting hour of putting together tiny cables, a bulb and a rechargeable battery, the lamp lit up and...

Maximising solar power: The better option

Blog entry by Laswet Savadye | October 9, 2012

Led by Dr Michael Gotz, a specialist in photovoltaic solar power and Ruth Mhlanga, Greenpeace Africa's Youth and Solutions campaigner, Greenpeace Africa staff and volunteers took part in an informative solar training programme last...

Earth Day Activities come to Durban

Blog entry by Nasreen Vermeulen, Greenpeace Volunteer | May 9, 2012

Sunday the 22 nd April 2012 marked the 42 nd anniversary of Earth Day. This is a historic event where people unite globally to take action and call for a sustainable future. Over one billion people in 192 countries and over 56,000...

The Wind-Chime Project: Let The Wind Power Your Voice

Blog entry by Mike Baillie and Monica Davies | November 17, 2011

Although the wind is a powerful source of renewable energy, actually showing that power can be tricky at times. Luckily, hearing the wind is a different story altogether, and what better way to hear the wind’s power, than by...

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...

The Suniversity comes to Cape Town!

Image gallery | September 5, 2013

Valentine's Day

E-card | February 13, 2012 at 15:39

The Sun sends you happy, memorable days all year round so make his Valentine's Day special in return by signing up to use him more in South Africa! Share this card on Facebook

I'm Why They Call It Wind POWER

E-card | October 13, 2011 at 11:45

Sincere apologies for blowing your skirt up before. I was bored, and would love a real job! Ask the government to use wind power more at www.usememore.co.za.

Greenpeace Senegal goes solar!

Image gallery | April 4, 2013

Putting the POW in Solar Power

E-card | October 13, 2011 at 11:17

In SA I shine for 2500 hours a year - shine time that could be powering the country. Please Use Me More!

Powering South Africa Would Be a Breeze

E-card | October 13, 2011 at 12:03

I'm often asked how we can tackle climate change. I say: ♫♫ "The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind" ♫

With Me, The Future's So Bright, You'll Need Shades

E-card | October 13, 2011 at 12:14

Hey hot stuff! If South Africa plugged into the wind and I, we'd create up to 150,000 new jobs by 2030.

Earth Day Activities in Durban

Image gallery | May 9, 2012

Top 10: Pics from Kusile Action

Image gallery | November 9, 2011

True Cost of Coal Infographic

Generic multimedia item | October 27, 2011 at 8:00

Pics from our Suniversity

Image gallery | October 21, 2011

Solar Power Roadshow: UKZN

Image gallery | October 21, 2011

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