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Electricity – a pro-active role for municipalities!

A role for municipalities in generating & distributing electricity – Issues appear to be political rather than regulatory & financial rather than technical?

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NERSA grants ESKOM a 9.4% electricity price increase for 2016

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.

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Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace on Role of Faith Communities

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.

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Its personal – new nuclear likely to impoverish us.

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 .

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Cape Town defends July 2015 electricity prices

Responding to numerous letters objecting to above inflation electricity price increases for 2015/16 the City of Cape Town replied at length

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Omissions in SA nuclear plan but Government proceeds.

SA Nuclear Program. Questions & answers at Parliamentary Committee on Energy briefing reveal serious omissions but governments determination to proceed.

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ESKOM needs restructure not 25% tariff increase

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.

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What Plastics are Recyclable – look at polymer ID no!

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.

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Renewable Energy for Africa. What’s the holdup?

Renewable energy requires a new approach: multisource, localized, private public partnerships that embrace smart technology to capture energy & manage demand

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Cape Town Residential Electricity Tariffs 2015 /16 explained

Watts-up with electricity tariffs in Cape Town and what will you be paying?   The 2015/16 draft residential electricity tariffs explained. These come into effect on 1 July 2015.  For the 2016 /17 tariff which come into effect on 1 July 2016 go to: The increasing cost of electricity reflected in tariff hikes each […]

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