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What makes up a fair residential SSEG tariff?

By |2019-09-06T06:09:47+00:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency & Tariffs, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

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 Too much Ego not enough Eco

By |2020-02-25T11:18:03+00:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: Earth Cool Consumer, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Plastic packaging needs end of life solution.

By |2019-05-23T08:27:21+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog, Reduce Re-use Recycle|

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 [...]

Mother’s day reflections- the future of our children and the Earth

By |2019-08-23T08:30:16+00:00May 12th, 2019|Categories: Celebrating Sustainability, Featured|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

RE & SSEG in Cape Town – Some Questions & Answers

By |2019-04-05T20:28:41+00:00April 5th, 2019|Categories: Energy Efficiency & Tariffs, Featured, Uncategorized|

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 [...]