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“Frack You SHELL”

On 25 September 2012, in Andy Le May, Blogs, Featured, by Andrew Bennett
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This was quite a common sentiment at the demonstration outside parliament last week.  Here we go again…  Multinational corporations raping our environment, polluting and poisoning it for profit.  The argument is not complex.  Fracking poisons our water.  That on its own should be enough for us to say no as we are facing a significant […]

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Energy Experts & Corporates Discuss Opportunities

On 18 July 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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The Green Times reported that earlier this month business think tank Accelerate Cape Town and KPMG brought several large companies Together to discuss emerging renewable energy opportunities in South Africa, with input from experts in business, academia and government. Accelerate Cape Town CEO Guy Lundy said they and sponsor company KPMG launched these quarterly Sustainability Forums […]

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Energy dept shares lessons from COP17

On 21 February 2012, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Simply Green recently highlighted some of the lessons the Department of Energ learnt during the climate change conference, COP17, in December. Department of Energy’s Chief Director of Clean Energy, Mokgadi Modise, who addressed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Energy on Friday, said the department participated in several energy sector side events and exhibitions at the 17th Conference of […]

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Energy-saving lunch hour talk at Intaka Island

On 2 August 2011, in Events, Lunch hour talk, News, by Andrew Bennett
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On Thursday, 07 July 2011 icologie hosted another lunch time talk at Intaka Island in Century City. Participants took their seats after warming their bellies with quality Intaka Island soup, bread rolls and coffee (alas, the soup recipe is unfortunately not available). The aim of the lunch-time presentation hosted by the ever charismatic Andy Le […]

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Nedbank opens wind powered branch

On 31 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Cape Town – While one would probably not associate Du Noon with renewable energy, this township just outside of Cape Town recently became the home of SA’s first wind-powered bank branch. Forming part of the Nedbank stable, the 160m² branch in the heart of Du Noon employs six staff members and features a tall, slender […]

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Massive renewable and nuclear build ahead in SA – but coal is here to stay………….

On 30 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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At long last, the cabinet has approved and published the national Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP 2010. Now this just has to be passed by parliament and published in the Government Gazette. Let’s hope there will not be further delays, and that a measure of certainty will prevail so that the electricity sector can […]

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Conserve energy, or pay

On 24 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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WHETHER it’s to save money or the environment or both, Capetonians urgently need to start reducing their electricity consumption. That was the message at the launch of the City of Cape Town’s electricity-saving campaign yesterday, where the focus was on the impact of future price increases, along with the environmental and developmental costs of a […]

More electricity hikes for SA

On 24 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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South Africa is faced with the threat of blackouts this winter as domestic electricity usage peaks – and the City of Cape Town has urged everyone to reduce energy consumption by between 25 and 40 percent. On Wednesday the city launched an energy-saving campaign and said mid- to high-income energy consumers would be paying more […]

The Green Expo Launched

On 3 March 2011, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Three City Events have just launched “The Green Expo” and icologie is their sustainability partner. This expo will bring together all those who believe that a sustainable lifestyle is not only possible but also trendy and cool. Exhibitors will include any business or organization that is involved with, or would like to publicise their efforts […]

Going Green at Google

On 16 November 2010, in News, by Andrew Bennett
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Google’s green employee programs are designed to reduce our corporate carbon footprint, and help our employees stay green too. Bikes on Campus At their Mountain View headquarters, shared bicycles are scattered among our buildings for employees to use for short trips around campus, reducing the need for employee car trips during the work day. Biodiesel […]