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10 Things to Know about Power Plant Water Use, 10 Reasons to Care

Some things get better with age. Not power plants. The nation’s older power plants that still rely on antiquated and damaging once-through cooling systems have a huge thirst for water. These plants are capable of withdrawing approximately 100 trillion gallons each year directly from rivers, lakes, estuaries and oceans; profiting from a free public resource. […]

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Weatherize to Save Energy

Weatherization (also commonly known as weatherproofing) can make your home more comfortable while lowering your electricity usage and costs this winter. Follow the eight easy steps below to prepare your home for the coming winter.   1. Perform an energy audit: An energy audit will help you to find out where you’re wasting energy. It […]

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Use Solar Power to save money on electricity

Humans have been using solar power for many years to heat up their water, light up their homes and for general low-voltage applainces. Solar power energy is now more easily accessible to the public than ever before, and millions of people around the world are installing solar geysers in their homes in order to save […]

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Active energy awareness for South Africa

With the price of utility power rising significantly in South Africa over the next three years, most organisations have stepped up their efforts to save energy and reduce costs. Minimising energy usage also has an environmental impact. In today’s business climate having a ‘green strategy’ in place makes good business sense because in a typical […]

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Water scarcity causes anxiety, could trigger disorder, war

Water scarcity, an increasing reality in Africa, causes societal anxiety over who gets what little is available – and who goes without – and can trigger disorder ad even war. That’s the view of Jennifer Shamalla, country coordinator in Kenya for the Pan African Strategic and Peace Research Group. Shamalla will be speaking at defenceWeb’s […]

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