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Tourism must go ‘green’

Durban – The tourism industry must lead the way to take SA into a low carbon economy, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said. “Rather than waiting for government to regulate its carbon footprint, its recycling practices or its commitment to the environmentally responsible practices, I encourage the industry to initiate its own processes,” Van Schalkwyk, […]

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1 300 GW of untapped hydropower in developing countries

The World Bank has reaffirmed its commitment to “scaling up” its support for hydropower infrastructure in developing countries, which it describes as the largest source of renewable and low-carbon energy. This policy aspiration, which is contained in a newly published report entitled ‘Sustaining Water for All in a Changing Climate’, points out that only 23% […]

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SA’s power gap becoming worrying again, big business warns

Big business in South Africa indicated on Tuesday that it was giving priority attention to programmes that could help offset an anticipated electricity supply shortfall that was expected to re-emerge during the course of next year. The system had stabilised since the rolling blackouts of 2008, mostly as a result of a decline in demand, […]

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