British comedian ,Marcus Brigstocke, wrote a poem after the 2009 COP in Copenhagen in the style of the late Dr Seuss. He appeals for Climate Action in a way that is full of satire. Here we are 10 years later and Climate Inaction still dominates decision-making. "I think if we all find one thing we agree [...]
That human well-being is derived from the well-being of our Planet is an essential truth. Our lifestyles have significant or small impacts on the environment depending on our choices. When we think about it, many of the eco-friendly choices we can make are not even onerous. It is time to replace an old habit with an eco–friendly one. [...]
There are climate science denialists with business as usual agendas. Then there are climate scientists and a range of people fascinated by science and mathematical modelling who are questioning the IPCC’s science and predictions. For me these challenges are reminders that – as clever as we are – we can’t attain mathematical certainty. To believe that we [...]
Renewable Energy is the future and SSEG in urban areas has an important role to play. So, how to find a win-win that protects municipal revenue while ensuring an attractive business case to keep residential rooftop PV grid tied? The knee jerk response of ESKOM and several local authorities to reduced electricity sales is to increase [...]
EVs or Electric vehicles are the new mobility aspiration. Owning a Tesla model, in the words of a German auto enthusiast, is almost a religious experience. Tesla and many of the EVs from upmarket car manufactures such as BMW, Daimler, Audi and Co are marketing models that promise to meet the traditional expectations of classy, fast [...]
40 % of plastic is packaging, used once and then discarded, much of it ending up in the sea. (Plastics or Planet. National Geographic 2018) It is time to turn the tide. Recycling is a start but we need a range of end of life solutions for all `plastic' that is not compostable. It is [...]
Today on Mother’s Day in Cape Town, a sunny autumn day full of birdsong and late harvest vegetables waiting to be picked, my thoughts are drawn to the Mother of all – Mother Nature. What future awaits my children, nurtured to the best of my ability on a Planet compromised by human demands? We are part [...]
Interest in private Renewable Energy systems is heating up in direct proportion to the cooling down of ESKOM’s generation capability. This combined with the City of Cape Town’s call for all properties with Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) systems to register with the City is raising a flurry of questions. Renewable Energy systems are rapidly replacing [...]
Cape Town has new easier registration process for solar photovoltaic (PV) & other SSEG systems. More time to register as deadline moved to 31 May 2019.
Our lifestyles are based on a false story of material entitlement for one species - us. The time is NOW to mainstream global stories of our interdependence.