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Possibly Steep Municipal Increases during 2012

Residents may have to brace themselves for steep increases when the new municipal service charge comes into effect on July 1 this year. It is expected that electricity will increase with a massive 25% , while rates and service charges … Continue reading

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Moontlike Kragtekort in Nelson Mandela Metro

Indien kragverbruik nie dringend met ten minste 10% verminder nie, kan inwoners hulle gereed maak vir beurtkrag. So waarsku Eskom, die nasionale kragvoorsiener, wat al vir die afgelope paar weke sukkel om aan die verwagte vraag te voorsien. Die kragvoorsiener- … Continue reading

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With Yes Solar your solar geyser will pay for itself!

“Last year I installed those solar panels in my house for the geyser, that energy-efficient kind. Today, I got a call from the contractor who installed it. He complained that the work had been completed a year ago and I … Continue reading

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Subsidies vir sonkraggeisers droop op!

Die installering van laedruk-sonkraggeisers in die Baai is voorlopig gestaak omdat Eskom se subsidies daarvoor opgedroog het. Die sondraggeisers is n Eskom-projek en word deur hom gefinansier. Sowat 30 586 geisers is al by regeringshuise hier aangebring. George Ferreira, van die … Continue reading

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Wind Power in South Africa

Kilian Hagemann, director at G7 Renewable Energies (one of SA’s leading large-scale wind farm developers), rates wind power as the leading technology available to meet South Africa’s renewable energy targets. “It’s the only technology that has really been successfully rolled … Continue reading

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Load shedding – again?

With winter not in full swung yet South Africa’s electricity shortages are so severe that Eskom is regularly cutting supply to some of its major clients to prevent the entire supply network to collapse. During peak times last month Eskom … Continue reading

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Securing energy needs

Everyone in the energy (petroleum) industry talks about security of supply. In the case of electricity security of supply, feedstock (mainly coal) for base-load power station is locally available, whereas in the petroleum industry analysts are concerned that almost 100% … Continue reading

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No vision in Karoo fracking plans

A well written article from the Green Times: What is it going to take to stop the plans to threaten our sensitive Karoo region from being destroyed by Shell’s plans to blow it apart in search of natural gas? A … Continue reading

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What is Climate Change?

Outline of the potential problem of climate change and its cause as understood by the South African Weather Service The climate of the world varies from one decade to another, and a changing climate is natural and expected. However, there … Continue reading

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