- Keeping water hot takes up a major share of your electricity bill. Switch the geyser off during the day to save electricity.
- Buy a geyser blanket to help keep the water hot and use less electricity.
- Grow indigenous plants in your garden. They’re tougher and usually require less water than alien varieties.
The True Cost of Electricity Calculated [...]
A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to substantially invest in renewable energy. [...]
South Africa is on its way to becoming a leader in the green energy revolution with a giant solar park which, once fully built, will be the largest in the world.
The multibillion rand park – earmarked for the hot, dry Northern Cape province – will be built over thousands of hectares and provide 5 [...]
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 Deputy [...]
Here’s a bright idea for the planet. A Hong Kong-based company has introduced what it bills as the world’s only solar-powered light bulb with the hope of reaching millions of people with little or no access to electricity.
Solar light bulb
The Nokero N100 solar LED light bulb is meant to replace [...]
It seems too good to be true that water can be used as a fuel, but in a recent paper, a fuel cell has been described which runs on water and air, in which you don’t actually “burn” water but a concentration gradient of water is established between the two electrodes, allowing entropy rather than [...]
It is not surprising that top South African companies are planning initiative in the wake of climate change. For these companies to stay on top they require constant innovation. This includes initiative to combat climate change.
To stay at the top companies are always looking for ways to cut costs and deliver client expectations. As [...]
After writing a blog post on mines dumping toxic chemical into water two days ago, it is refreshing to come across this article in Mining Weekly that illustrates that not all mines have it in for the environment. The methane harvesting project at Beatrix mine in the Free State might have been initiated to save [...]
It is not often that one hears of a public garden centering it’s landscaping on water conservation. Not only can it be close to impossible to find a community with enough support for such an idea but it is also difficult to find a community that is willing to let go of the sentimental values [...]