Energy in Industry
Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:12

Waste not, want not

Website: Finding environmentally safe and economically viable recycling solutions to e-waste should be a key point on the electronic product industry’s agenda.

By James Milne, environmental and building technologies research analyst at Frost & Sullivan

Website: Datacentrix recently launched South Africa’s first energy-saving Tier4 capable modular data centre.

WEBSITE: Carbon Tracker’s research has revealed to South African investors that current fossil fuel reserves reported to the country’s stock exchange stand at 19,2GtCO2e, exceeding the government’s stated carbon budget of 16,4GtCO2e for the period from 2010 to 2050. This raises a real question mark over the valuations of South African coal firms and whether capital should continue to be channeled into the country’s fossil fuel industries.

Wednesday, 06 February 2013 13:40

World’s first atlas on clean energy

Website: The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) launched the world’s first atlas on clean energy on Sunday, 13 January 2013.

Thursday, 22 November 2012 12:50

Towards a green economy

South Africa’s vision of a green economy has been moving rapidly from simply a dream towards a very exciting reality during the past two years, thanks largely to significant research and development and the implementation of government programmes.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012 10:55

SANEDI launched with new logo

The South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was officially launched at a ceremony in Rosebank by the Minister of Energy, Dipuo Peters, on Thursday 19 July 2012.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. BASF is developing admixtures that make concrete more durable and reduces its environmental impact. These admixtures facilitate processing, for example through improved fluidity, setting and hardening properties. And they increase the strength and durability of finished concrete structures.

The development of greenhouse gas reporting in South Africa still has a long way to go, as various government departments need to implement set standards to regulate reporting. 25° in Africa shed the spotlight on the procedures that need to be followed to successfully verify and report on greenhouse gas emissions.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012 09:41

Bank invests in clean energy projects

Absa signed a deal with the French Development Agency recently to obtain 40-million euros. The money will be used to finance green projects in South Africa that subscribe to energy-efficiency and using clean energy technologies.

The government is set to transition into a low-carbon economy by 2030. They are confident in reaching this goal by stipulating in their new National Development Plan the way in which they plan to do this and their key action points.

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