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Nedbank launches pilot project to convert burst geysers to solar geysers

Banking giant Nedbank’s insurance division, Nedgroup Insurance, has launched a pilot project allowing its home-owner clients to install solar geysers as replacements when existing geysers burst or malfunction. Nedgroup said the project would assist its clients in reducing their electricity consumption and thus their household running costs, while also easing the burden on the national […]

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Ready to Go Solar?

For many of us, solar power is most commonly associated with the installation of large solar panels on your roof or in your garden. But solar power has come a long way in the last few years, and we’re now seeing a significant increase in the number of solar appliances available to consumers. A growing […]

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South African professor slams climate change as ‘world’s biggest distraction’

Climate change is probably the world’s biggest distraction and not its biggest and most immediate challenge, which belongs to clean water, says Professor Grant Cawthorn. Cawthorn, Wits University’s School of Geosciences Platinum Industry Igneous Petrology professor, contends that the lack of fresh water will have a much greater global impact than a “one or two […]

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5 Tips on how to find your dream green job

So you want a green career? Well, you’re not alone. While the economy has been cooling down, the interest in green jobs has been heating up. Many job-seekers these days are looking to use their talents in ways that can make a positive impact not only on their bank accounts but also on the environment. […]

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South Africa: Solar Water Heater Market Poised for Strong Growth

Global consultancy Frost & Sullivan (F&S) said that the solar water heater (SWH) market in South Africa grew significantly in the past four years, and suggested that the market was preparing for a second high-growth phase that would be larger than the previous growth surge. The key would be to address the gaps in the […]

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Top 10 renewable energy technology breakthroughs in 2010

With our planet in desperate need of new eco-friendly energy generating systems, researchers over the globe have been working hard to develop systems that can power the world of the future in a sustainable fashion. The year 2010 saw some great breakthroughs in the field of renewable energy technology, which when fully developed, could help […]

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Green Psychology: What It Takes To Make A Mind Go Green

The basic message of environmentalists when it comes to global warming goes something like this:  Global warming, if left unchecked, will wreck havoc on the planet. We need to act now to prevent it. Pretty straightforward, right? What better way to motivate the public to take action than by emphasizing the terrible consequences that will […]

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Birth of ‘mini star’ on Earth could solve energy crisis

In a bid to solve Earth’s energy woes, scientists are contemplating building the world’s first “sustainable fusion” reactor by creating what they claim is a miniature star on our planet. Fusion is the process by which atoms combine releasing large amounts of energy – it can produce the equivalent energy of 300 gallons petrol from […]

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End of coal power in W Europe if carbon capture fails – IEA

If carbon capture and storage (CCS) fails as a method of providing clean coal, it will probably mean the end of coal-fired electricity generation in Western Europe, International Energy Agency (IEA) Clean Coal Centre manager Robert Davidson tells Engineering News Online. Davidson estimates that the success or failure of CCS, which is aimed at preventing […]

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