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New electricity tariffs from 1 July…..how does that impact on your back pocket?

On 17 June 2011, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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Some may be aware that the Council approved the Budget for on Wednesday 8 June 2011. Part of this involved the approval of the new electricity tariffs tabled by Cape Town Electricity Services which will be in effect  from 1 July 2011……………so what does this mean for domestic consumers? Basically- there are two possible tariffs available […]

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EcoFun – icologie at NewClicks Head Office for World Environment Day

On 15 June 2011, in Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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Our Place ….. Our Planet ……. Our Responsibility. This was the tagline of the World Environment Day 2011.   What does this really mean to you and me?  Can we still sit back and say that it does not involve us; both you and me? We eat food, drink coffee, drive to work, use electricity and […]

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Eco driving tips for the holidays

On 14 June 2011, in News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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Eco driving saves fuel, money, and the environment. With the holidays around the corner you just might find yourself behind the wheel more often than usual, while fetching and carrying or road tripping to your destination. This will be a great time to start practicing your eco-driving skills, which in turn will reduce your fuel […]

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City of Cape Town Electricity Savings Campaign

On 19 May 2011, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The City of Cape Town is calling on residential consumers to reduce their consumption of electricity. Highlighting that residential electricity consumption is responsible for some 43% of total electricity consumption in Cape Town, the City has launched a creative marketing campaign calling especially on those who fall in the mid-to high-income groups, and who use the […]

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Have you got the energy in 2011?….

On 27 January 2011, in Current Projects, Events, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The Icologie team has entered 2011 energized for a jam packed year. With the energy crisis and rolling blackouts fresh in our minds and the looming electricity tariff increase in July this year, 2011 has naturally taken on an “energy” focus. Icologie has a number of energy related initiatives underway including the City of Cape […]

Icologie “gets connected” at the Energy Efficiency Forum Marketplace

On 14 December 2010, in News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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[flickrset id=”72157625597154590″ thumbnail=”square” overlay=”true” size=”large”] Icologie recently took the Smart Living Exhibition to the Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) Marketplace for Commercial Buildings held on Wednesday 01 December 2010 at Old Mutual. The tag line of the forum being “ Electricity is expensive. Saving is simple”, this was considered to be a great platform to showcase […]

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Eager, green learners embark on voyage of discovery to Robben Island ……..

On 10 December 2010, in Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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Icologie and the City of Cape Town’s Environment and Resource Management Department recently organized an overnight trip to Robben Island for a group of 45 learners from 8 schools around Cape Town. This initiative formed part of the Global Change Green Audit & Retrofit Implementation Project funded by the City of Cape Town, ACCESS and […]

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RECs for Green Champion Breakfast

On 19 August 2010, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The recent Green Champions Breakfast hosted by Invested and Accelerate Cape Town in partnership with icologie was run on renewable energy.  Previously you needed to erect a wind turbine or PV panels to generate your own green energy, but this has been made easier through the concept of renewable energy certificates (RECs) that can be […]

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Smart Events Handbook

On 18 August 2010, in Community Projects, Current Projects, News, Project news, Resources, Tools, by Andrew Bennett
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The City of Cape Town has recently produced a Smart Events Handbook to guide event organisers, venues and suppliers in planning and implementing events in a sustainable and responsible manner.  The handbook was compiled by Grace Stead and Karin Diederichs with the input of various industry role-players. Says Alderman Marian Nieuwoudt, Mayoral Committee Member for […]

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Youth Environmental School (YES) Climate Change and Energy Week

On 18 August 2010, in Current Projects, News, Project news, by Andrew Bennett
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The City of Cape Town hosted a Climate Change and Energy Week from 16 to 19 August 2010. The focus is on electricity savings/safety and disaster risk management. There is no doubt that temperatures are rising and climates are changing – causing rising sea levels and flooding, changing rainfall patterns (more floods in places while […]