2016/17 Cape Town residential electricity tariffs include a new Home User tariff with a monthly service fee irrespective of how much electricity you use.
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A role for municipalities in generating & distributing electricity – Issues appear to be political rather than regulatory & financial rather than technical?
NERSA the National Energy Regulator has announced a 9.4% tariff increase for ESKOM. Less than the 16% ESKOM applied for but still well above the consumer price index. Bad energy planning and political interference is costing us too much.
Without the faith communities, society won’t mobilize enough citizens to move politicians to act on climate change at COP 21 in Paris: Kumi Naidoo, Greenpeace.
New nuclear energy for South Africa with the associated huge economic, social and environmental risks and costs are likely to affect all of us very personally. For a succinct statement on the issues & alternatives to nuclear route watch and share this News 24 video .
Responding to numerous letters objecting to above inflation electricity price increases for 2015/16 the City of Cape Town replied at length
SA Nuclear Program. Questions & answers at Parliamentary Committee on Energy briefing reveal serious omissions but governments determination to proceed.
ESKOM’s structural problems are wider & deeper than the pockets of South African electricity consumers. Detailed objections to NERSA re ESKOM’s 25% tariff increase.
Now you CAN identify plastic packaging and avoid non-recyclable plastic. The Plastic Packaging industry introduced a Plastic / Polymer Identity Code to make it easier to identify plastics.
Renewable energy requires a new approach: multisource, localized, private public partnerships that embrace smart technology to capture energy & manage demand
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