South Africa

BURSARIES FOR LOERIESFONTEIN YOUTH ENHANCES CAPABILITIES AND GIVES OPPORTUNITIES

Anna Pieters is one of ten students from Loeriesfontein that is studying with the help of Khobab Wind Farm’s bursary programme.  In fact, all recipients of the fund come from Loeriesfontein High School, which means that [...]

SOLAR POWER

Droogfontein Solar Power has put their support behind the Solar Water Heating Enterprise Development (SWHED) Programme in Kimberley.  The programme includes the repair and replacement of defective solar heating systems and provides the ideal platform for [...]

SAREC RESPOND TO ESKOM ON RENEWABLE ENERGY COST

The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC), together with various independent energy bodies, has come out in strong opposition to the blatant distortion of facts associated with the cost of renewable power purchases. It is believed [...]

Official Launch of Make Africa Green

Make Africa Green (Pyt) Ltd is a South African black consultancy company established for the purpose and objective of providing consultancy, training and nurturing communities and most importantly learners across South Africa and Southern Africa in [...]

Fracking plans need a unified voice

Minister Shabangu’s announcement on 7th September of the Department of Mineral Resource’s pro-fracking decision to cabinet ripped like wild fire through environmental circles the past week. If there is one issue that can unite all the [...]

Old buildings crowned energy efficient

The latest National Energy Barometer Survey Awards have proven that age and size is not a deterrent when it comes to being energy efficient. The survey winners announced at the end of last year, showcased two [...]

DBSA to partner in 10.5 million Euro energy deal

  Development Bank of Southern Africa, will announce on 21st November that is has been chosen as a facilitator of 10.5 million earmarked for energy and environment programmes. It will partner the Department of Energy, the [...]

Lapp ‘LEEDS’ Coca-Cola to be green

In collaboration with Coca Cola South Africa, Lapp Group Southern Africa (Lapp) has successfully engineered an innovative solution for the installation of a Photovoltaic (PV) solar energy system for the new state-of-the-art Valpré bottling plant in [...]

Funding for clean tech projects in Africa

On the 17th and 18th of October 2011 the Viridis Africa conference is to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The event is dedicated to the introduction of clean technologies and associated business/investment opportunities. The intention [...]

Cape Town commercial buildings could improve efficiencies

  Roughly one in three tons of carbon produced by Cape Town’s energy use is generated by commercial buildings, according to Cape Town Energy Efficiency Forum for Commercial Buildings co-ordinator Sarah Rushmere. While this is equivalent to [...]