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EFFECT WIND TURBINES HAVE ON THE COST OF ELECTRICITY

Many comments have been made that Wind Energy is expensive compared to Coal Powered Electricity and it would result in more expensive electricity in South Africa. Technical and financial analysis shows this to be incorrect. Though sometimes implied, the 2010-2014 increases that South Africa is experiencing in electricity prices does not include renewable’s – it […]

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Causes of Water Pollution

1) Urbanisation As more and more people move into cities and towns, a number of factors cause pollution: • the physical disturbance of land due to construction of houses, industries, roads, etc.; • chemical pollution from industries, mines, etc.; • inadequate sewage collection and treatment; • Increase in fertilizers to grow more food. These results […]

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South Africa: Eskom and SA Government Responsible for Threatening Water Crisis

25 June 2012 Press Release A water crisis is looming in South Africa, communities are at risk of losing access to water, and coal is right in the middle of it, according to a report released by Greenpeace today. This latest briefing is a stark reminder to the SA government to start pushing Eskom to […]

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