The issues of Renewable Energy and Climate Change are dealt with by the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Project.
The Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Project seek a just transition to renewable energy and a low-carbon economy. The SECCP works to promote local and global environmental and social justice on sustainable energy and climate change issues, by changing policies and behaviour through building the awareness and capacity of civil society and government, to achieve an equitable future with respect for all. The SECCP is a campaign within Earthlife Africa Jhb.
Contact details for the SECCP are:
Sustainable Energy & Climate Change Project
Tel: +27 11 339 3662
Fax: +27 11 339 3270
P O Box 32131
87 De Korte Street
In her budget speech on May 14, 2013, Minister Peters and the Department of Energy not only failed to seize the opportunity for a just transition to clean energy but also remained wedded to the planned new nuclear build. This shows both a lack of imagination but also a casual disregard for the facts and [...]
On the 10th of May 2013, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii announced that the average CO2 concentration in the atmosphere crossed the threshold of 400ppm (parts per million). Atmospheric levels of CO2 have been steadily rising for 200 years, ever since the start of the Industrial Revolution. “The crossing of the 400ppm threshold is [...]
At noon on Thursday, 9 May 2013 Earthlife Africa Johannesburg will electronically launch its latest report ‘Dodgy energy deals: Combatting corruption and improving procurement in South Africa’. The report calls for wide ranging reforms to the public procurement system so that decision-making is more open, responsive to public needs, and prudent. The report is well [...]
The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has been invited to present a submission regarding Kusile to the Mpumalanga Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism. CER in cooperation with Earthlife Africa, groundWork and 6 community groups has entered three submissions opposing the Provisional Atmospheric Emission Licence (AEL) for Kusile. Kusile under construction Kusile Power Station [...]
The Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town recently published its report Towards a New Power Plan. The report intends to stimulate debate around South Africa’s future power sources. It was commissioned by the National Planning Commission as part of its on-going mandate to provide independent research and advice. Many of the assumptions [...]