fbpx

COP26

Global climate talks end with a whimper

The global climate conference, COP26, concluded on Saturday night in dramatic fashion.  Negotiations overran by 24 hours. Poorer countries fought against reducing their reliance on coal. Richer nations pushed back in some cases against funding poorer nations to fight the effects of climate change – effects for which said richer nations are largely responsible. Many …

Global climate talks end with a whimper Read More »

Our take: Opportunity amid SA’s electricity crisis

South Africans were still reeling from Stage 2 loadshedding earlier this week when we were klapped with another unwelcome Eskom statement that announced stage 4 loadshedding.   That escalated quickly. 👀 This, as government representatives prepare to go to Glasgow, Scotland for the 26th global climate talks beginning on Sunday.  If anything should scream, “We need …

Our take: Opportunity amid SA’s electricity crisis Read More »

SA welcomes important climate guests

Eskom can no longer punish citizens by cutting off their electricity because municipalities owe the utility, following a ruling by the ConCourt this week Another week, another electricity crisis, right? But there are major opportunities afoot for SA, if our authorities would take them.  We could score billions in “concessional financing” to accelerate the retirement …

SA welcomes important climate guests Read More »