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Close the Gap

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Happy Khambule, our policy and research intern has just returned from the international climate negotiations at COP in Poland. Here is a piece he wrote that was published in Times Live. Well done Happy! Continue reading

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Climate Change conference, gibberish to me but it shouldn’t be

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Our team have just got back from the international climate negotiations in Poland. They have been generating a lot of press while they were there, our notice board here at the office is full of news clippings. Here is a letter written by Phetang Mabeba printed in the Cape Times about her experience at the negotiations. Continue reading

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Counting the costs: nuclear

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In this final post of our three-part series looking at the true costs of coal, nuclear and fracking, we investigate nuclear power – and debunk the myths that it is cheap, clean and safe. Continue reading

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Counting the costs: fracking

In this final post of our three-part series on counting the hidden cost of coal, nuclear and fracking, we delve deeper into the real price of fracking and find that it is not the cheap energy alternative it claims to be. Continue reading

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Counting the costs: coal

In this three-part series we take a look at the hidden costs of coal, fracking and nuclear. Today we look at coal and its impacts on the environment and health of communities.

Coal-fired power stations produce over half of the world’s 2 190 tonnes of mercury that are pumped into the atmosphere every year! Continue reading

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Civil society meet to discuss sustainable energy future for all

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This year Project 90 undertook to organise a Energy caucus – a national civil society platform working to create a vision for sustainable energy solutions in South Africa. The purpose was to ensure that in this crucial year of energy policy decision-making, Energy Civil Society Organisations would have the opportunity to spend two days together to pool their insights and concerns into a collective strategy for positively influencing the Energy policy decision-making space in the short term. Continue reading

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Making sustainable jobs a reality

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When different types of power generation technologies are debated, the creation of jobs is always an important consideration, particularly in South Africa where unemployment is high.

Brenda Martin, Project 90’s founding director, takes a closer look at the jobs that will be created in SA’s planned nuclear programme and makes the case that renewable energy solutions offer sustainable and better job opportunities because they can be locally created, long-term, distributed all over the country and can directly benefit women and poor communities.

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