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Marking Earth Hour in Pretoria

By Lydia Mogano On the 25th of March 2017, everyone was encouraged to participate in the environmental awareness campaign, Earth Hour, to encourage the reduction of humanity’s carbon footprint on the planet by switching off all electrical appliances between 8:30 till 9:30pm. I was invited as one of the guest speakers in Pretoria to promote […]

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D-Day for public comment on Govt’s proposed Electricity Plan amidst Cabinet reshuffle chaos

NEWS RELEASE 31 MARCH 2017 D-DAY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE GOVERNMENT’S PROPOSED ELECTRICITY PLAN AMIDST CABINET RESHUFFLE CHAOS  The Cabinet reshuffle announced by President Zuma last night saw both the Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan – who has been adamant that the country would not finance nuclear if it was unaffordable – and his deputy […]

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Scrap nuclear power, expand renewable energy sources, urges Archbishop Makgoba

The Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Thabo Makgoba, has appealed to the South African government to scrap plans for developing nuclear energy and instead to spend the money on education, training and other development initiatives. The archbishop said in a statement issued from the church’s Synod of Bishops today: “The Synod of […]

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Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing

11 October 2016 Press release Faith Community responds to the Nuclear Build Briefing SAFCEI attended the Energy Portfolio Committee meeting in Parliament this morning, 11 October 2016, at which there was a briefing by the Department of Energy’s Tina Joemat-Pettersson and Eskom on the “Nuclear New Build”. “It seems bizarre that the Minister and Eskom […]

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Tail wagging the dog

Eskom’s position regarding the advent of renewable energy is worrisome. Alarm bells rang when we heard of the call by the utility for a halt to further renewable power purchase agreements (PPAs). Does this signal a preference for the more costly nuclear build programme? South Africa has taken a policy decision to invest in renewables. This […]

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