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EC at heart of R6.5bn renewables boost for SA

BIOTHERM Energy has announced the completion of all four of its renewable energy projects in South Africa, with the latest project having come on...

‘Green’ switchgear will play a vital role in renewable power

By Marcel Buckner THE global energy industry is undergoing a massive transformation driven by renewables. Along with solar, wind, storage and other technologies, the internet...

Top energy efficiency award for EC tyre maker

CONTINENTAL Tyre South Africa’s focus on sustainability and reducing its energy consumption has been recognised by the South African Energy Efficiency (SAEE) Confederation, which...

Detergent brand’s R2.5m boost for water conservation

LEADING dishwasher detergent brand, Finish, has announced a R2.5-million donation to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to support water conservation efforts in...

How this largely unknown fuel could turn SA into an energy exporter

SOUTH Africa has traditionally been a net importer of energy, but a relatively new clean technology could be pivotal in turning the country into...

Millions for promising social innovators

MEAT Naturally and Agricool Finance were awarded joint first place in the SAB Foundation’s 10th Annual Social Innovation Awards, while Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear...

How to choose the right renewable energy solution for your small business

AGAINST the backdrop of a weak economy, businesses face further challenges when it comes to sustainable power supply. According to the 2020 CSIR Energy Report,...

Optimising DeNOx plants with in-situ gas analysers

NEW environmental legislation and companies’ self-imposed sustainability obligations have contributed to a marked increase in environmental awareness. This is especially so when it comes...

Big jump in SA polystyrene recycling

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa has increased by 19%, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene, including home décor and construction. According...

Turbine charged! Wind farm, parents join forces for crèche upgrade

PARENTS of children attending Mkhuseli Koliti Crèche, in the Thornhill community, joined in the extensive refurbishment programme to help upgrade and expand the Early...

Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Consumer goods giant’s R19bn ‘Clean Future’ commitment hailed a game changer in fight against global warming

UNILEVER’S commitment to investing 1 billion Euros (more than R19 billion) globally on technology to help it to transition away from fossil fuel derived...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...