Category Archives: Alternative energy

Water is life. Literally.

[Translate] Water is life.  Literally. Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water. The brain and heart are composed of 73 percent water and the lungs are about 83 percent water, says H.H. Mitchell in the Journal … Continue reading

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Water Security, what you can do

[Translate] This is how can Eco-h2o Water Conservation Systems can help you save water, money and give you the water security you need.   Rainwater Harvesting System   The Rainwater harvesting system will divert and sieve the rainwater from your … Continue reading

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The new ‘water’ tight plan for a leaking economy

[Translate] The new plan which will be launched soon will save water, billions of rands and create thousands of jobs. President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said a plan to save water and billions of rands in losses, and create thousands … Continue reading

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Large solar and wind power stations for N.Cape

[Translate] The Northern Cape aims to become the hub for renewable energy in South Africa, premier Sylvia Lucas said on Friday. She said this would be achieved through the construction of large solar and wind power stations. “Fast-growing renewable energy … Continue reading

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Heading for a showdown on fracking

[Translate] This week is a big one for those on either side of the fracking fence. The 30-day period for public comment on the draft regulations on fracking draws to a close this week (on November 14), with people for … Continue reading

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Nedbank’s “Green” outlet

[Translate] Africa has its first-ever bank that runs completely on renewable energy. Nedbank’s Lansdowne Corner branch, situated in Cape Town, makes use of an innovative hybrid power installation, which effectively makes it a 100% off-the-grid outlet. It harnesses solar and … Continue reading

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SA anti-fracking mix

[Translate] Johann Rupert is promising to take a legal fight up to the highest court possible. Stretching across the heart of South Africa, the Karoo has stirred emotions for centuries, a stunning semi-desert wilderness that draws artists, hunters and the toughest of … Continue reading

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South Africa Green building rating tool

[Translate] The Green Building Council South Africa’s (GBCSA) new Green Star SA existing building performance tool is to be released in October 2013. The tool aims to assess and certify an existing building’s performance while in operation. GBCSA appointed Royal … Continue reading

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Karoo farmers riled over Shell

[Translate] Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSA)’s shale gas drilling plans for South Africa’s Karoo semi-desert are pitting the government and its energy goals against farmers and conservationists like billionaire Johann Rupert who say the land will be spoiled. The government … Continue reading

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South Africa’s failing infrastructure

[Translate] Rhodes University complained last week that it was “on the brink of having to close” after a water pump broke, leaving 11 residences and about 1,000 people without water for 10 days. It is the latest victim of South … Continue reading

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