The Pretoria High Court has granted leave to appeal the Deadly Air judgement regarding toxic air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area.
New analysis reveals how industry lobbying is successfully obstructing progress to net zero and the associated socio-economic benefits.
While the world plans for a future without gas, an upsurge in new gas projects in South Africa is likely a “costly mistake”.
Air pollution is the world’s most critical environmental health risk. South Africa’s use of fossil fuels produces hundreds of millions of tonnes of emissions annually.
While waiting for government measures to be implemented, many businesses are taking control of their own energy security through investment in solar.
South Africa is no stranger to companies wanting to use offshore drilling to search its coastal waters for oil and gas deposits.
South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is the country’s long-term energy plan until 2030. It became official government policy in October 2019.
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) is the gaseous form of two kinds of natural gases: butane and propane. It can also be a mix of the two gases. Butane and propane are similar but have different properties, making them suitable for different things.
South Africa is a coal-dependent country. Coal makes up 74 per cent of the country’s total electricity supply. In the first quarter of 2021, 81.8 per cent of South Africa’s electricity came from coal.
Greenhouse gases are gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. This can be any gas that absorbs infrared radiation and contributes to the Earth’s warming or the greenhouse effect.