There are still many countries that are hesitant to rely on wind and solar energy as a replacement for their dirt carbon habits. This is not the case for Germany which predicts that it could kick its carbon habit by 2050 using today’s technology.
If one of the world best industrialised nations is able to [...]
To supply only 25% of South Africa’s electrical needs with renewable energy is an exceptionally reasonable task. South Africa has ample capacity for both large scale solar plants and wind-power plants. The challenge lies in impressing this fact in the minds of the policy makers that seems to be stuck in the old ways of [...]
It is a fact that Methane is a worse Climate change gas than carbon dioxide and that burning methane produces CO2. Burning Methane which does help in the fight against climate change. However methane can be put to better use than just flaring it off.
Flaring methane is a mini step in the right direction [...]
Until recently I was unaware of the depth phytoplankton play in recycling carbon dioxide (CO2). I knew that as plants they capture CO2 though photosynthesis and produce oxygen. What I never thought of was what happened to that carbon once the oxygen molecules had been released. Much like any plant, phytoplankton uses the carbon molecule [...]
Who would have thought that a volcano, an “act of God” could be saving carbon emissions? The figures reported in the article form Greenwise gives airline emissions a new reference. A smoke cloud above the UK and Europe is polluting the atmosphere with less carbon dioxide than airlines do a day.
The plume of ash [...]
South Africa produces 65% of Africa’s and 1.5% of the world’s carbon dioxide. Eskom and Sasol are the two largest carbon contributers and they are state owed. Next on the list of carbon emitters are the international mining groups with their metal smelters. Will these organizations change their ways if a carbon tax was implemented [...]