renewable energy

 
​Why SA must push for renewables
​Why SA must push for renewables
NEWS ANALYSISSouth Africa’s draft energy plan moves the country one step closer to a nuclear build. That will mean consumers paying more...
New ways of living give humanity a glimpse of a healthier and happier world
New ways of living give humanity a glimpse of a healthier and happier world
The world with people in it doesn’t work properly at the moment. Humanity — unique in its ability to survive in just about any environment...
Renewable energy ticks all the right boxes for SA's energy needs
Renewable energy ticks all the right boxes for SA's energy needs
Recently, the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has made serious statements in the media about its plans to build nuclear power...
A changing world means urban areas must be self-reliant
A changing world means urban areas must be self-reliant
Cities make sense: many people in one place can unlock all kinds of creativity and solutions. Things work better on a large scale – more widgets,...
Private estates by laws to stop people building solar panels
Private estates by laws to stop people building solar panels
The special general meeting of the Meyersdal View homeowners’ association in late 2012 barely reached quorum. 
So you’ve seized power and are struggling to keep it. What now?
So you’ve seized power and are struggling to keep it. What now?
The world’s biggest battery is a pumped storage scheme in Virginia. This uses excess electricity in the day to pump water to the top of a...
We've captured the power of the sun and the wind, but where on earth will we keep it?
We've captured the power of the sun and the wind, but where on earth will we keep it?
We are in the middle of the renewable energy revolution. Prices of solar and wind plants have plummeted in the past five years.
Solar power technology improvements usher in a new age of renewable energy
Solar power technology improvements usher in a new age of renewable energy
Our sun is caught up in a continual frenzy of nuclear reactions, fusing hydrogen into helium. That produces a stupendous amount of energy, which then...
Brics bank backs renewable energy
Brics bank backs renewable energy
The New Development Bank (NDB) issued its first loans this week. Included in the first tranche was $180-million for Eskom that will be used to...
Greening the Future 2016: Categories
Greening the Future 2016: Categories
Every year, the Mail & Guardian scours the country to find noteworthy and newsworthy environmental projects to profile in its annual...

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