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Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South Africa
Increasing focus on environmental taxes in South AfricaArticle

Climate change and global warming are issues that have long been debated. Predictions as far back as 1982 regarding increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide are proving true...

Jerome Brink 2 days ago

Rendering of Japan's 2020 Olympic stadium. Source: Renewable Energy World
How Japan's renewables-powered Olympics could kick off a global race for clean energyArticle

Japan is aiming to host the first Olympic Games powered solely by renewable sources...

Niki J P Alsford 20 May 2019

Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisis
Call for ideas to help mitigate energy crisisArticle

The City of Cape Town calls for innovative and smart ideas that will help to mitigate the current energy crisis...

9 May 2019

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How the fuel hike might impact buying a new carArticle

The impact of the expected fuel price increase in May will be wide reaching, according to George Mienie, CEO of AutoTrader...

Naresh Maharaj 30 Apr 2019

Glenn Noome, director, Smart Integration
5 vital areas to note in building management systemsArticle

Demand for building management systems (BMS) is on the rise as the need for automation of security and other systems in buildings and large construction sites around the world grows...

26 Apr 2019

Key trends that will shape home design in 2019
Key trends that will shape home design in 2019Article

There are a number of trends that will continue to shape home design in 2019 and beyond. For both home owners and architects there is a keen focus on sustainability, wellness, smart homes and the comforts of technology...

Veruska De Vita 25 Apr 2019

Get set for take-off in electric aircraft, the next transport disruption
Get set for take-off in electric aircraft, the next transport disruptionArticle

Move aside electric cars, another disruption set to occur in the next decade is being ignored in current transport infrastructure debates: electric aviation...

Jake Whitehead and Michael Kane 24 Apr 2019

Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 Zambians
Sweden-funded clean energy programme benefits 500,000 ZambiansArticle

The Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia (BGFZ) has resulted in 100,000 Zambian households having gained access to clean energy...

10 Apr 2019

Meeting the green education challenge
Meeting the green education challengeArticle

What a difference a decade makes! Ten years ago, the retail environments industry was almost desperate for help in understanding "all that green stuff"...

Leo Van De Polder 9 Apr 2019

New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certification
New MDA office awarded Net Zero Carbon pilot certificationArticle

The new MDA Attorneys office in Houghton, Johannesburg, is one of the first buildings in South Africa to receive a Net Zero Carbon pilot certification...

8 Apr 2019

Massmart salutes sustainable suppliers
Massmart salutes sustainable suppliersArticle

Nestlé was awarded top honours at the fifth annual Massmart Supplier Environmental Awards, which recognise top-performing suppliers...

28 Mar 2019

Energy efficiency key to stable electricity system
Energy efficiency key to stable electricity systemArticle

Energy efficiency is the short-term answer to balancing electricity supply and demand, says Energy Minister Jeff Radebe...

27 Mar 2019

Prosumers could solve Africa's power problem
Prosumers could solve Africa's power problemArticle

The rise of the prosumer - someone who generates and consumes their own energy, which they can also sell into the grid - is a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times...

24 Mar 2019

Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challenges
Prosumers key to addressing Africa's power challengesArticle

The rise of the prosumer - a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times - could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced in Africa...

Marleze van Loggerenberg 20 Mar 2019

Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technology
Boeing 737 Max: Air safety, market pressures and cockpit technologyArticle

The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology...

Oihab Allal-Chérif 18 Mar 2019

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Stronger leadership vital within SACAP following former registrar's resignationArticle

Following the resignation of the former registrar of the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP), Marella O'Reilly, industry veterans are hopeful...

8 Mar 2019

How digitisation has enabled smart homes and buildings
How digitisation has enabled smart homes and buildingsArticle

What once was science fiction is an everyday reality thanks to digitisation, and this is just the beginning...

Barry Bredenkamp 4 Mar 2019

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
Reliable, secure electricity supply crucial to attract investmentArticle

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe says a reliable, sustainable, competitive and secure electricity supply sector is crucial to attract investment into Africa...

20 Feb 2019

Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergency
Green buildings must do more to fix our climate emergencyArticle

After more than three decades of talk about the potential of building green, we've still failed to change the way we design and construct buildings...

Meg Holden and Rebecca Holt 6 Feb 2019

Hetzner's energy-efficient data centre saves customers money
Hetzner's energy-efficient data centre saves customers moneyArticle

The highest level of energy efficiency is awarded a PUE score of 1.2, the industry average is 1.7. Hetzner's DC has reliably scored between 1.17 and 1.25, with 2018 no different...

Issued by Hetzner 6 Feb 2019

Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TV
Hisense declares war on top end TV market with 65" ULED smart TVArticle

Hisense's new flagship 65" ULED smart television is a declaration of war aimed at the top end TV market. This beautifully crafted and ingeniously designed ULED is the perfection that should be strived for when creating the next generation of televisions...

Juanita Pienaar 4 Feb 2019

Future thinking translates into energy efficiency
Future thinking translates into energy efficiencyArticle

Electric cars, lightbulbs communicating, fuel-efficient heavy-duty vehicles all have moved from drawing board to market...

30 Jan 2019

How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?
How will the Carbon Tax affect mobility in South Africa?Article

It is a new year filled with promise and new opportunities to address our increasing climate challenges...

Songo Didiza 18 Jan 2019

Ericsson, Qualcomm complete 5G data call
Ericsson, Qualcomm complete 5G data callArticle

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a non-standalone (NSA) 5G New Radio (NR) data call on 2.6 GHz...

17 Jan 2019

Dr Christoph Frei, secretary general and CEO of the World Energy Council
#BizTrends2019: Power utility model ripe for disruptionArticle

Many industry players predict the prevailing power utility business model will transform drastically between now and 2030, to a point that it may even be unrecognisable...

4 Jan 2019

What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choices
What's your beef? How 'carbon labels' can steer us towards environmentally friendly food choicesArticle

What did you have for dinner last night? Might you have made a different choice if you had a simple way to compare the environmental impacts of different foods?

Adrian R. Camilleri, Dalia Patino-Echeverri and Ri 19 Dec 2018

Tourism Minister, Derek Hanekom
SA increasing efforts on climate changeArticle

South Africa is scaling-up its current ambitious efforts to address climate change, says Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom...

13 Dec 2018

SA showcases climate change programmes
SA showcases climate change programmesArticle

South Africa has showcased the country's Climate Change Near-Term Priority Flagship Programmes on the sidelines of the international climate change talks, currently taking place in Katowice...

12 Dec 2018

IS to open pre-fabricated data centre in 2019
IS to open pre-fabricated data centre in 2019Article

Internet service provider, Internet Solutions (IS) will open a sustainable and energy-efficient pre-fabricated data centre in Johannesburg early in 2019...

10 Dec 2018

Call for large-scale energy transformation
Call for large-scale energy transformationArticle

The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report Global Warming of 1.5 °C has underlined the urgency of taking decisive action to tackle climate change...

Adnan Amin 5 Dec 2018

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4 ways our cities can cut transport emissions in a hurry: avoid, shift, share and improveArticle

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5? as early as 2030...

Hussein Dia 30 Nov 2018

Black Friday goes through to Green Monday at Litha
Black Friday goes through to Green Monday at LithaArticle

Black Friday is well known now across the world as a discount day but less noticed is Green Monday, the second Monday in December that offers discounts on other items...

Issued by Litha Communications 23 Nov 2018

Mboweni tables Carbon Tax Bill
Mboweni tables Carbon Tax BillArticle

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has tabled the Carbon Tax Bill in Parliament, giving effect to the announcements made in the 2017 and 2018 Budget statements...

22 Nov 2018

Woodridge College and Preparatory School launches Eco Smart
Woodridge College and Preparatory School launches Eco SmartArticle

Woodridge College and Preparatory School has a vision to become a leading eco-school in South Africa, and a leading globally registered eco-school. To do this, it has briefed Boomtown to create a campaign...

Issued by Boomtown 22 Nov 2018

Tebogo Movundlela, CEO: Aurora WindPower, Thabane Zule director-general: Department of Energy and Brenda Martin, CEO: Sawea.
Wind industry commits to transformation and socio-economic developmentArticle

South Africa has possibly the most transparent renewable energy independent producer programmes in the world...

Nicci Botha 9 Nov 2018

Dr Fatih Birol, executive director, International Energy Agency, and South African Energy Minister Jeff Radebe
#AOW2018: SA "aggressively" pursuing a new refinery with Saudis, Radebe saysArticle

South Africa's much mooted seventh refinery is on the way...

Nicci Botha 7 Nov 2018

Unlock energy efficiency
Unlock energy efficiencyArticle

South Africa's energy challenges have ensured that efficient energy use is a priority for most organisations. But how do companies respond to an issue that has a multitude of facets, many of which are in conflict?...

Lisa Shaw, Issued by Cushman & Wakefield Excellerate 2 Nov 2018

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How the construction sector's moving towards greener building techniquesArticle

Green building and sustainability are words that remain at the forefront of conversations for many South Africans...

Jolene Blundell 12 Oct 2018

Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SA
Hisense rolls out new suite of home appliances in SAArticle

Hisense, the Chinese multinational appliance and electronics manufacturer, recent strengthened its presence in the South African market by introducing a new range of household appliances.

Lauren Hartzenberg 5 Oct 2018

How to make computers faster and climate friendly
How to make computers faster and climate friendlyArticle

Your smartphone is far more powerful than the NASA computers that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969, but it is also an energy hog...

Seokbum Ko 3 Oct 2018

Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plant
Massmart rolls out its sixth solar plantArticle

Massmart is championing the shift to renewable energy in the retail sector with the launch of its sixth solar plant...

13 Sep 2018

Future facades the focus at Middle East Facades Summit 2018
Future facades the focus at Middle East Facades Summit 2018Article

The upcoming Middle East Facades Summit 2018, to be hosted at the Dubai World Trade Centre, will focus on future facades...

5 Sep 2018

It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technology
It's too soon to call 3D printing a green technologyArticle

Over the past decade 3D printing has captured the imagination of the general public, engineers and environmental visionaries...

Reid Lifset, Martin Baumers, and Timothy Gutowski 5 Sep 2018

GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industry
GTIP adds water measure support to the hospitality industryArticle

The Department of Tourism has announced the addition of water efficiency measures support in the hospitality industry to the third window application period of the Green Tourism Incentive Programme...

4 Sep 2018

Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sector
Transitioning to a circular economy in the South African water sectorArticle

The concept of a circular economy has received significant attention on various platforms...

Dr John Ngoni Zvimba 3 Sep 2018

IMPERIAL Cargo Solutions goes green - with bacteria-powered wash bays and power-saving initiative
IMPERIAL Cargo Solutions goes green - with bacteria-powered wash bays and power-saving initiativeArticle

As part of IMPERIAL Logistics' commitment to sustainability and greening the supply chain, group company IMPERIAL Cargo Solutions embarked on a project called the "Carbon Footprint Reduction Initiative", and is to date saving more than R800,000 a year on electricity.

Issued by Imperial Logistics 21 Aug 2018

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South Africa's new energy plan is imminent. What to look out forArticle

The South African Ministry of Energy is to release an updated electricity plan this month...

Hartmut Winkler 20 Aug 2018

2018 ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards winners announced
2018 ITC-SA Timber Engineered Product Awards winners announcedArticle

The Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA) recently hosted its Annual Timber Engineered Product Awards in Cape Town...

16 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certifications
#WomensMonth: Solid Green celebrates 50+ green building certificationsArticle

Founded in 2010 by Marloes Reinink, Solid Green Consulting is all about advancing sustainability in the African built environment...

Sindy Peters 3 Aug 2018

Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environment
Technology is making cities 'smart', but it's also costing the environmentArticle

The Australian government has allocated A$50m for the Smarter Cities and Suburbs Program...

Mark Sawyer 27 Jul 2018

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