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31 December 2017

Green Hour Podcasts
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18 April 2017

Investing in sustainability and The Carbon Trust Standard is not only a risk management tool, believes Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE International, holding company of Van Dyck Carpets.
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18 April 2017

Oblivious to the challenges facing SA’s renewable energy industry, Qatar has praised government’s policies in driving green energy in the country.
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18 April 2017

Peyton Fleming, senior director Ceres is very positive about the future. Here is what he recommends we need to accelerate the global UN 2030 goals
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12 April 2017

The South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) has congratulated PETCO, the organisation responsible for fulfilling the South African PET plastic industry’s role of extended producer responsibility, on exceeding its recycling ...
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11 April 2017

The SA Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has noted, with concern, that the deadline set by the previous Minister of Energy for financial closure of outstanding Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Tuesday 11 April, will not be met.
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11 April 2017

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm have launched a teacher support programme aimed at relieving the burden on overcrowded classrooms in Grades 1 and Grade 3. The Wind Farms have committed to funding the salaries of two foundation ...
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11 April 2017

Sustainable development means finding a balance between the need for socio-economic development, the protection of the environment, and the preservation of our earth for present and future generations.
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07 April 2017

It is important to regularly pause, reflect and appreciate a job well conceived and well executed. Back in 2010 the South African government took the bold decision to create a legislative and practical environment in which the Department of Energy...
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07 April 2017

Eskom’s announcement in July 2016 that it would not sign any independent power producers onto the South African power grid threw a booming renewables sector into disarray.
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07 April 2017

The National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reporting Regulations was implemented on Monday by environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa.
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05 April 2017

The outstanding 6 Star certification recognises “World Leadership” at its Pietermaritzburg-based factory for its sustainability practices in all aspects of their plant and carpet manufacturing operations.
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05 April 2017

WISP is a free facilitation service, funded by the City of Cape Town as well as the Western Cape Government and delivered by GreenCape, the Sector Developmental Agency for the green economy in the province.
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05 April 2017

Blaming the early closure of some South African coal-fired electricity plants and subsequent job cuts on renewables is “misdirected” because generation from the fuel far outpaces clean-power supply, a former National Planning Commission member said.
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05 April 2017

The three ministries with the most critical impact on the energy sector have all been affected, significantly increasing the chances of the country opting for a highly controversial nuclear energy programme.
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03 April 2017

2017 GCIP-SA Call for Applications now OPEN
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03 April 2017

The government has given the go-ahead for shale gas development in the Karoo region, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane said on Thursday.
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03 April 2017

The Green Building Council South Africa (Gbcsa) on Wednesday announced the establishment of Kenyan Green Building Society (Kgbs), a move that will bring the commercial and industrial property industry in line with global environmental practice in the
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03 April 2017

The BC regime is characterized by a simplified tax with a range of compensatory mechanisms, designed to make the tax “revenue-neutral.
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29 March 2017

The public participation process for SA’s Integrated Resources Plan 2016 update report (IRP2016) is an ideal opportunity for South African citizens to sway the long-term investment choices that will serve the country up to 2050.
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29 March 2017

EP HVAC & Refrigeration, a division of Energy Partners, a leading supplier of energy solutions in South Africa and part of the PSG group of companies, this week announced the conclusion of three new business transactions, ...
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29 March 2017

The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has rejected the current base case scenario used for the 2016 updated Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which is currently out for consultation.
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27 March 2017

Kaspersky Lab has announced the global availability of Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Energy, a vertical advanced package for energy enterprises, based on Kaspersky Lab’s suite for protection of industrial infrastructure.
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27 March 2017

South Africa is one of the continent’s leading countries when it comes to embracing and implementing renewable energy policies and plans, and a local Cape Town electrical technologist, Jimmy Goulding, has ....
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27 March 2017

More than fifty local Noupoort entrepreneurs have graduated from a business incubation capacity building programme that is aimed at driving sustainable local enterprises.
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27 March 2017

All green bonds, all the time. The ‘green’ in green bonds may be the cheaper money the issues are able to raise because of the marketing appeal of renewable energy and water resources.
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22 March 2017

The time to act against marine pollution is today, March 22 and World Water Day 2017; tomorrow will be too late.
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22 March 2017

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Africa has achieved a four-star Green Star rating in Namibia for FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building.
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20 March 2017

Eskom and AFD signed a R 6 billion (€400 million) multi-tranche framework agreement to support Eskom investments in the extension and reinforcement of its power transmission grid.
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20 March 2017

PPC has said that adverse weather negatively affected cement and concrete sales in South Africa in January and February 2017. Rainfall in excess of 200mm was experienced in many parts of South Africa over the two months.
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20 March 2017

The theme of the GGC2017, Public Infrastructure leading through Innovation and Green Technologies, will challenge decision makers in government and industry experts alike to apply new thinking and the adoption of green technologies in reshaping the b
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20 March 2017

The South African solar market registered 509 MW of new PV installations in 2016. The country’s cumulative PV capacity reached 1.47 GW as of the end of December.
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15 March 2017

Loeriesfontein Wind Farm has announced the completion of all 61 wind turbine installations as well as having achieved over 1,25 million hours without a single lost-time-incident, on the 1 March 2017.
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13 March 2017

Eskom’s on-going scapegoating of renewable energy as the reason behind its financial woes shows a lack of vision, particularly in the light of the urgent need to develop new jobs beyond the coal industry.
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13 March 2017

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa, an engineering consultancy, achieved the first 4-Star Green Star rating in Namibia for the FNB Namibia Holdings’ @Parkside building – which is also well on track for its ‘As Built’ rating.
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13 March 2017

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) held a one-day dialogue event at the Sandton Convention Centre recently to discuss the most suitable forms of electricity generation for South Africa in the light of the ...
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13 March 2017

TECH billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday confirmed he’s spoken personally with Jay Weatherill to discuss his company’s plans to build a battery farm to help SA solve its power woes – amid support from the Australian Greens, who say his plan ....
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08 March 2017

Beekeepers, who are Trustees of the Sarah Baartman Honey Bee Trust (SBHBT), have recently undergone additional training in the art of removing swarming bees.
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07 March 2017

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) today announced that is has made the first disbursement from an innovative R120 million Sustainable Affordable Housing finance facility that was put in place through the collaborative efforts of ...
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07 March 2017

For years, solar panels seemed an inadequate, minor solution for Africa’s energy needs. With more than 600-million people living without electricity service and many more experiencing daily interruptions, could this technology ever make an impact?
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07 March 2017

In particular, the popularity of green bonds has exploded over the past few years, with Asian, European and to some extent North American governments and corporations completing dozens of issues over the past year alone.
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07 March 2017

The Tholoana Enterprise Programme applications are now open from the 15th February 2017 – 15th March 2017. Sixty successful candidates will be part of a high-energy solution that has helped hundreds of businesses to accelerate their success.
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07 March 2017

Early Childhood Development (ECD) is receiving a boost from Loeriesfontein Wind Farm and Khobab Wind Farm. A number of support initiatives are being implemented at Loerievinkie Creche and Loeriesfontein Primary School’s Grade R classes.
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07 March 2017

PETCO, the South African PET Recycling company, has just launched a recycling pilot programme at three Kwa-Zulu Natal schools to educate learners about the value of recyclables, with the aim of rolling it out at schools across South Africa later this
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06 March 2017

Climate change is an increasing problem globally; and South Africa is among the top 20 largest producers of carbon emissions in the world. Reducing our carbon footprint is more important than ever.
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06 March 2017

Foresight Solar Fund Limited plans to raise in excess of £50m through an initial placing and offer for subscription and a secondary listing on the main board of the securities exchange operated by JSE and private placement or new ordinary shares ...
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06 March 2017

The Paris Agreement has officially been ratified by the 55 countries needed to bring it into force.
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06 March 2017

The DA will be writing to the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism, Beatrice Ngcobo, in order to request that the National Treasury appear before the committee to clarify the impact that the proposed carbon tax will have on domestic air
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05 March 2017

The coal truck industry in South Africa protests against the government’s decision to invest in IPP renewable energy in fear of how this will affect their employment.
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03 March 2017

In a petition, WWF South Africa is calling on Eskom to expedite the use of renewable energy in the country as part of this year’s Earth Hour campaign.
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