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The Tyranny of Realism- to what extent is our present and future energy development constrained by the past? This is a question that our most recent report seeks to answer.
“This volume seeks to prompt balanced discussion of a number of themes, but also presents a line of argument, that there is one decision that is unequivocally and urgently required: to prioritise the deployment of renewable energy technologies in the short term, immediately and ambitiously, and increase the share of renewable resources in the energy mix as rapidly and extensively as possible into the long term”.
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I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Heritage Day yesterday!
One of our volunteers, Nokubonga, has written a blog post on her thoughts around our current path of development not catering to preserving our natural heritage. She says: healthy ecosystems are the birthright of all, and are central to our unique cultures, traditions and religions. We need to ensure that meeting our needs today does not compromise on the ability for future generations to meet theirs. Continue reading →
Eskom has recently applied to be exempt from South Africa’s minimum emission standards. Here is a short seven minute video which shows how the impacts of Eskom’s coal-fired power stations are creating heavily polluted air breathed in by people living in the Highveld region in Mpumalanga. Continue reading →