Archive: Greenhouse gases
The programme is the largest on the African continent for the procurement of renewable energy and resource efficiency for public facilities.
Halving emissions this decade is crucial, yet relying on coal and gas will add fuel to the fire of climate change.
Amid the spiralling impacts of climate change, South Africa has declared a national state of disaster as the country suffers more deadly floods.
Climate change is impacting agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods and the price of our food. Action is essential to safeguard food security.
The place of natural gas in a clean energy future is hotly debated. But, there is a simple answer to whether natural gas is renewable.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.
The Kyoto Protocol made history in 1997 as the first major international effort to slow climate change.
Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular. Here are the upfront and ongoing costs to expect if you make the shift.
Analysts agree that natural gas is too risky for South Africa, and it is not needed for the energy transition from coal to clean.
Running an electric car saves money long term, and it also means being less vulnerable to temporary price spikes and shortages of petrol and diesel.
Mpumalanga province is not typically known for wind and solar generation, but there are major advantages to encroaching on coal country.
Global warming is making extreme events, such as heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, floods and tropical storms, more frequent and severe.
Climate change risks life as we know it, but bold and inclusive solutions can help build a safer and fairer world.
Our fossil fuel energy system comes at a massive cost. Climate change is causing extreme temperatures, drought and catastrophic flooding.
The mission of the Department of Energy is to “regulate and transform the sector for the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy”.
Agriculture is both a victim and culprit of climate change. The sector is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions and is acutely vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
The main greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide (CO2), produced by burning fossil fuels. South Africa is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases on the African continent.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a greenhouse gas (GHG), more commonly known as laughing gas. While N2O rarely makes headlines, it is a dangerous driver of climate change.
South Africa is no stranger to companies wanting to use offshore drilling to search its coastal waters for oil and gas deposits.
Transportation has a significant impact on climate change, and biofuel could be one of the solutions.