News and updates from the continent


Carbon Emissions

DEA’s Non-Motorised Transport Programme Phase 2 launched

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016

Given the success of Phase 1, the DEA secured a grant of EURO 5 million to finance a five-year NMT Phase 2 from KfW Development Bank, within the framework of the German-South African bi-national Financial Cooperation.

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Climate Change

Off Grid Electric wins international energy prize

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

Dr Nawal Al-Hosany, Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, said: “We are delighted to welcome Off Grid Electric to our growing community of winners.”

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Biodiversity

WWF Climate Solver seeks innovations to beat the heat

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

Climate Solver – Nominations for the 2016 competition in South Africa are now open. The closing date is 14 March 2016 and the finalists will be announced in April/May 2016.

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Biodiversity

Zayed Future Energy Prize goes to Somali secondary school

Posted by on Jan 19, 2016

SOS HG Sheikh Secondary School wins top international sustainability award – School receives $100,000 to fund clean energy installations and launch educational workshops.

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Recent Posts

Minister Molewa Gazettes greenhouse gases priority

Minister Molewa Gazettes greenhouse gases priority

Jan 17, 2016

Regulations require a company conducting certain production processes which involve the direct emission of greenhouses gases to prepare, submit, implement a pollution prevention plan in respect of greenhouse gases.

SKA awards bursaries to five matriculants

SKA awards bursaries to five matriculants

Jan 17, 2016

The bursary students – Anver Adams, Janethon de Klerk, Kyle Henderson, Cedwill Abdol and Bradley Bosman – all performed well in mathematics and physical science in their final exams.

Customer demand for energy saving goods is on the rise

Customer demand for energy saving goods is on the rise

Jan 14, 2016

Energy-guzzling appliances: Geysers and heaters are the most significant users of energy; and dishwashers, stoves and lights can also contribute significantly to household energy consumption.

Passat Energy commissions 220kWp rooftop solar plant

Passat Energy commissions 220kWp rooftop solar plant

Jan 12, 2016

The panels are installed in four arrays giving an output of 55KW each. This feeds into two 100KW inverters in parallel, tied to the grid and the pay-back period is estimated at five to six years.

Water Wise: Tips for consumers to help use water sparingly

Water Wise: Tips for consumers to help use water sparingly

Jan 12, 2016

Low rainfall and high temperatures have combined to create severe shortages in various parts of South Africa; where water has had to be driven to the many people and farm animals.

Maximising data resources to protect water resources

Maximising data resources to protect water resources

Jan 11, 2016

Water crises: “One would assume that we would be more cautious when it comes to water usage and wastage and that conservation would be a priority for everyone. ” ~ Kroshlen Moodley, GM: Public Sector and Utilities at SAS