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Renewables key for a climate-safe future

Scaling-up renewable energy combined with electrification could deliver more than three quarters of the energy-related emission reductions needed to meet global climate goals. According to the latest edition of the International Renewable Energy...

Championing business sustainability

As an advocate for clean, green, reliable, and economical energy solutions, ABSA has made its campus in central Johannesburg self-sufficient, thanks to a world-class energy centre and grey water plant. Clean energy Absa’s Energy Centre is the first...
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Revised Carbon Tax Bill introduced to Parliament

Last week the Minister of Finance introduced the revised Carbon Tax Bill to Parliament. The Bill takes into account feedback received during the Parliamentary hearings on the December 2017 draft Bill that took place earlier this year. The Bill aims...

Infrastructure essential to SDG targets

A new analysis has found that as much as 72% of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will rely on infrastructure systems. The report – a collaboration between the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), the UN, the World Bank and other...

Promoting efficiencies for ‘Green Tourism’

The hospitality industry now has the opportunity to benefit from the third window application period of Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP). The opening of the window application period from 1 September to 30 November 2018 is for the addition...

High prospects for gas-to-power in southern Africa

Southern Africa has seen a major move toward renewable energy, however there is a huge untapped natural gas energy potential in the region. The southern African region is becoming a key player in the international trend towards the development of...

Criticism over inclusion of new coal in IRP

The Life After Coal Campaign and Greenpeace Africa have slammed the inclusion of new coal in the updated draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity (IRP). The organisation argue that aside from the negative consequences for the environment, the...