Save electricity by cooling your home this coming Summer

Save electricity by cooling your home this coming Summer

In the days before mechanical cooling systems, architecture responded to the climate. In the humid areas, where cooling needs predominated, houses had big porches, deep eaves, high ceilings, and plenty of well-placed windows to encourage cross-ventilation. Thermal mass of earthen berms and adobe blocks helped slow heat transfer through the walls to keep interiors cool. But mechanical systems th...

South Africa reaches for nuclear power to avoid energy shortages

South Africa reaches for nuclear power to avoid energy shortages

South Africa is ready to implement a nuclear energy programme, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

At a forum held last week in St Petersburg, Russia, IAEA deputy director-general for nuclear energy, Alexander Bychkov, said he believed South Africa was “fully capable” of developing nuclear energy.

“There are no capacity problems in South Africa. It is a fas...

7 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Cape Town

7 Easy Ways to Save Energy in Cape Town

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Electricity rates have been shocking consumers in recent weeks, with some areas seeing double digit increases. This on top of record-high gas prices means many are facing a challenging summer.

While we certainly need a saner, smarter federal energy policy (and hopefully we will get one in the next government cycle), you can start slashing those energy bills tod...

South Africa’s energy-saving initiatives gain momentum

South Africa’s energy-saving initiatives gain momentum

While South Africa has made great strides in developing energy efficiency projects to mitigate dwindling electricity reserves, more needs to be done to encourage and support firms to undertake the transition from “business as usual” to becoming energy-conscience businesses.

This view emerged during an Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) conference, in Sandton, on Tuesday, as several...

Eskom South Africa electricty wind farm blows up a storm

Eskom South Africa electricty wind farm blows up a storm

Construction on Eskom's Sere wind farm in the Western Cape is well under way but its purported ability to produce electricity at a far cheaper price than independent power producers (IPPs) has raised questions about the repercussions for the fledgling renewables industry in South Africa.

Last month, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) granted a generation licence to Esk...

World's poorest (especially South Africa) will feel brunt of climate change, warns World Bank

World's poorest (especially South Africa) will feel brunt of climate change, warns World Bank

Millions of people around the world are likely to be pushed back into poverty because climate change is undermining economic development in poor countries, the World Bank has warned.

Droughts, floods, heatwaves, sea-level rises and fiercer storms are likely to accompany increasing global warming and will cause severe hardship in areas that are already poor or were emerging from poverty,...

Cinnergi secures R7bn for its South African clean energy projects

Cinnergi secures R7bn for its South African clean energy projects

INDEPENDENT power producer Cinnergi — a joint venture between diversified resources miner Exxaro and Indian industrial group Tata — on Wednesday announced it had secured R7bn financing to develop its clean energy projects in South Africa.

Cinnergi has acquired rights to generate a third of the power allocated by the Department of Energy in the second window of the renewable energy indepe...

Your Helderberg Green Energy Office: Energy-Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Your Helderberg Green Energy Office: Energy-Saving Tips for Small Businesses

Unless you enjoy working by candlelight on a manual typewriter, the power bill is a necessary evil for your Helderberg based small business. It’s also one of the last areas business owners consider when it comes to reducing expenses—but it should be at the top of the list.

There are plenty of ways you can save big on your energy costs in South Africa, while helping the environment at the...

Grid parity in SA; alternative and conventional energy sources

Grid parity in SA; alternative and conventional energy sources

5 June 2013 - According to Eskom’s new build programme, it aims to expand electricity capacity by adding 16,304 MW to the grid by 2018. To achieve this, Eskom will have to invest R385 billion. This resulted in the public utility requesting that the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) approve tariffs that will see the price of electricity increase at a pace that exceeds inflation....

Google Goes Green South Africa Style – Invests in Solar Energy Project

Google Goes Green South Africa Style – Invests in Solar Energy Project

Google has announced that it will be investing around $12 million in solar energy in South Africa – in the Jasper Power Plant project. With an increased focus on renewable energies by the South African Government, the year 2012 saw South Africa’s investments in clean and renewable energies to be the highest in the world.

The development comes weeks after it was reported that Google is ke...

 
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