Job Opportunity: Policy and Research Thematic Expert

An exciting opportunity has emerged at Project 90 by 2030! We are looking for a dynamic and experienced individual to take on the role of Policy & Research Thematic Expert at Project 90! See link below for more information. If you enjoy working in an environment that is collaborative, energetic, creative, fun and inquisitive, please apply [...]

By | February 3rd, 2017|

Current energy planning consultation process is a mockery

Recently the Department of Energy (DoE) released draft components of the long awaited Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) and the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). These effectively map out energy plans for South Africa until 2050. They determine when, and what type, of power stations we build. In short, they are very important for the economy and [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|

Heading to Marrakech: Civil society organisations’ talking points in COP22

Drafted at a meeting of civil society in Johannesburg on the 31 October 2016. Presented at the DEA stakeholder meeting on the 1 November 2016. As the Paris Agreement enters into force on 4 November, South African civil society notes and commends the leadership role the South African government has played in the process leading up [...]

By | November 9th, 2016|

Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs

Read Eskom's original article here: http://www.eskom.co.za/news/Pages/Jann9.aspx Richard from the Project 90 Policy and Research team responds below: Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest source of new [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|

Project 90 by 2030 2015/2016 Annual Report

Download the latest Project 90 Annual Report (2015/2016) Project90_2015_2016 Annual Report_LowRes

By | January 12th, 2017|

Understanding Climate Change

Over the past months, Project 90 has been working alongside community representatives from Caledon, Kleinmond, Botrivier and Hermanus at the Mthimkhulu Village Centre to bring to light some of the key challenges the communities are facing, while strengthening the understanding of climate change and what can be done at community level to address it. As [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|

Low-carbon braai competition – full details

September is home to a special (South African) day - Heritage Day. On the 24th September all South Africans are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions. Heritage Day, also known as 'National Braai Day', sparked the idea behind the campaign we are currently running. Our 'low-carbon' braai campaign ups the ante on the beloved braai. We are on the look out for [...]

By | September 15th, 2016|

Renewables are the way of the future

  Back in December 2014, the Department of Energy announced the Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project as a preferred bidder in the Renewable Energy (RE) Independent Power Producers (IPPs) programme[1]. However, Eskom has recently refused to sign the agreement to purchase their power[2],[3]. This is counter to state policy and is surely part of an [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|

Joining climate change fight

Latest article published in the Cape Argus by Neoka Naidoo from our Policy & Research team - inviting the newly elected ward councillors to take up climate change action.  

By | August 16th, 2016|

The Road Home from Paris to a low-carbon South Africa

December 2015 saw the close of international climate negotiations (COP21) in Paris, France, which gave rise to a global climate agreement – the Paris Agreement – the first since the Kyoto Protocol which was adopted almost 20 years ago. Whilst the Paris Agreement may lack the ambition that many participating parties had initially hoped for; [...]

By | July 31st, 2016|
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