energy crisis

September 10, 2012

Asian Water Scarcity Risked as Coal-Fired Power Embraced

Inner Mongolia’s rivers are feeding China’s coal industry, turning grasslands into desert. In India, thousands of farmers have protested diverting water to coal- fired power plants, […]
May 12, 2011

Blackouts: green energy frozen out

South Africa could be in for more power disruptions when power consumption increases in winter, with Eskom warning that power supply is tight. While reduced power […]
April 20, 2011

Saudi Arabia acknowledges peak oil. When will we?

If one of the world’s leading oil producers and exporters is officially acknowledging that alternative energy production is the way of the future and the key […]
April 16, 2011

Why is it so difficult to wean ourselves from fossil fuels?

Why is it so difficult to wean ourselves from fossil fuels? The answer is a surprisingly simple one. A clarifying insight comes from comparing different energy […]
March 31, 2011

Energy efficiency should be seen as ‘another fuel’

Energy efficiency could be the immediate solution to higher energy demand, while renewable energy sources were being considered for long-term energy sustainability, energy experts said on […]
March 28, 2011

Food vs. Fuel: The Debate Continues

University of Stellenbosch department of microbiology’s Professor Emile van Zyl says that the maize-for-biofuels debate has been checkmated. Grain South Africa market research senior economist Wessel […]
March 28, 2011

Green Oil?

Here’s a dirty secret from the clean industry: WE LOVE HIGH OIL PRICES! That’s right. When the rest of the world is in a panic over […]
March 22, 2011

How to Save Electricity in a Hurry, or Lessons from Japan

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan have demonstrated the dangers of nuclear energy (or the success, depending on who you ask). The disaster also has reminded […]
March 16, 2011

Japan crisis may influence South Africa’s nuclear power plant decisions

South Africa’s intention to expand its nuclear energy capacity has not been affected by the unfolding crisis and concerns about radioactivity at Japan’s earthquake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi […]