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Climate Justice Critique of South African Political Parties. What are the commitments of the ANC, DA and EFF to a Deep Just Transition to Sustain Life?

https://www.safsc.org.za/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Climate-Justice-Critique-of-Parties_9-April-2019.pdf (Original) Introduction South Africa goes to its 5th national elections on May 8th, 2019, with 48 contesting parties. This is in a context in which inequality is worsening, costs of living are going up…

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The South African crisis: how we got here and what to do about it

By Seeraj Mohamed | Amandla Issue 61/62 | 18 January 2019 The MEC, financialisation and the crisis The solutions we develop to solve a crisis depends on how we understand the crisis. This understanding will…

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Calling time on fossil fuel subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your…

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Solar vs Nuclear: The Tale of Two Energy Sources

Mike Jacobs, senior energy analyst, Climate & Energy Program | February 15, 2017, 1:02 pm EST Last year’s solar deployment numbers just came in, and they are, in a word, phenomenal. Utilities bought more new…

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Big boost in jobs in renewable energy sector worldwide with 10-million now employed

Sipho Kings29 May 2017 original Nearly 10-million people worldwide were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, double the number of people working on building solar and wind power generation five years ago. The…

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Why perovskite solar cells are so efficient

April 25, 2018, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Solar cells with efficiencies above 20% and produced at low costs – perovskites make this possible. Now, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have gained fundamental insight…

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Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Today’s world is getting linked more and more and therefore requires reliable energy systems. This refers to renewable energy and further to storage solutions for power sources. The energy storages will become increasingly important in…

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Vanadium batteries the solution to meet growing energy storage demand – Bushveld

14th November 2018 original By: Simone Liedtke Vanadium redox flow batteries (VRFBs) are a front-runner technology for meeting the growing demand in the energy storage sector, says Bushveld Energy CEO Mikhail Nikomarov. During a webinar…

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The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has defended the industry’s job creation potential.

16th November 2018 original By: Simone Liedtke This comes ahead of a peaceful march by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which is planned for November 17, to protest potential job losses in the coal-fired…

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Lazard says ‘inflection point’ reached making new renewables cheaper than existing coal

9th November 2018 By: Terence Creamer Creamer Media Editor A new US study comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies indicates that an “inflection point” has been reached where, in some cases, it…

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