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Shale gas in the Karoo

THE huge shale gas reserve in the Karoo should not benefit only a few politically connected people, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said yesterday.

Shell SA is one of five companies that are seeking exploration licences in the Karoo, and its black economic empowerment (BEE) partner in its downstream business is Thebe Investments. The African […]

Shale Gas versus Renewable Energy

Renewables could meet up to 77% of the global primary energy supply by 2050 […]

What we should know about Shell the oil company

Shell wants us to believe that in exploring for and extracting natural gas from underground layers of shale in the Karoo using the polluting and extremely water-intensive technique of hydraulic fracturing […]

A letter to shell. – Fracking in the Karoo

Questions for Shell at the proposed meeting 25th March 2011

Dear Shell, I have done a study of other frackers, and I see no difference between you and others elsewhere worldwide, what with the lack of transparency and downright lies.

Fracking in our Karoo is not something that we simply don’t want. We are not […]

Methane powers up MTN

MTN unveiled its multi-million rand tri-generation plant to power its entire headquarters in Fairlands, Johannesburg, yesterday.

MTN "green" initiative

The plant, the first of its kind in Africa, was built on the premises and cost R22million.

It is a two-megawatt-power generation plant that uses methane to produce electricity.

The unveiling was attended by […]

Burning water: how to set your bathroom tap alight.

Another shocking report that reflects the extent that “energy companies” (aka. oil and drilling companies) are willing to deceive people and pollute the natural environment to suck fossil fuels out of the earth. What would you do if your home’s tap water contained high enough quantities of natural gas that it could be set alight. […]