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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...

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.

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...

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 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 Suniversity comes to Cape Town!

Image gallery | September 5, 2013

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:...

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...

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...

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