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The Open Climate Network (OCN)

March 16, 2014

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The OC brings together independent research institutes in key countries around the world to monitor national progress on climate change policy. For more information, please visit openclimatenetwork.org Partners in the Electricity Governance Initiative used the OCN Policy Implementation Toolkit to assess progress on implementation of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), a key [...]

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Smart Electricity Brochure

June 16, 2013

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SMART ELECTRICITY PLANNING considers the immediate needs of people and planet. It makes modern, employment creating choices that focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency, rather than utilising old technologies that are expensive and unhealthy. SMART ELECTRICITY BROCHURE

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You Can’t Eat Electricity

May 31, 2013

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Oxfam launched its latest discussion document in its “mind the gap” series on Tuesday evening.  In Johannesburg for the event, Liz McDaid, who co-authored the paper with Oxfam’s Tim Gore, presented the story of Busi, a woman in South Africa struggling to survive in hard economic times.  The paper points out that the government’s policies, [...]

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The SMART revolution

May 18, 2013

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The Smart Electricity Planning report is a contribution of civil society to the critical discussion about energy choices in South Africa. Launched on 8th May 2013, the smart report is available. Contact info@thegreenconnection.org.za for a copy. SMART critiqued the government’s electricity plan (IRP2010), providing a SMART solution that increased energy efficiency, adding more solar and wind [...]

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Mind The Gap – Oxfam Public Dialogue

May 18, 2013

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OXFAM INVITES YOU TO THE NEXT PUBLIC DIALOGUE  IN THE MIND THE GAP SERIES ON A NEW DISCUSSION PAPER YOU CAN’T EAT ELECTRICITY: HUNGER, INEQUALITY AND LOW CARBON DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA DATE: 28 MAY 2013, 5.30PM VENUE: THE HUMAN RIGHTS CONFERENCE ROOM, OLD FORT CONFERENCE CENTRE, CONSTITUTION HILL, 11 KOTZE STREET, JOHANNESBURG , 2000 [...]

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Smart Electricity workshop hearings and NERSA protest on CTV

February 2, 2013

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Screening of the Smart Electricity workshop, held at AIDC in Cape Town on Friday 11 January will be screened on Tuesday 5th February at 12:30pm. A repeat will be broadcast on Thursday 7th February at 07:00. Don’t miss this programme!!

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