Press Release: March for Free Basic and Clean Electricity

On Thursday the 30th of October 2008, Earthlife Africa Jhb and the Anti-Privatisation Forum will be marching on the Department of Minerals & Energy, Eskom, and the City of Johannesburg. Communities across Gauteng are protesting to demand a decent, meaningful Free Basic Allocation of electricity and for increased generation of electricity from renewable resources.

On Thursday the 30th of October 2008, Earthlife Africa Jhb and the Anti-Privatisation Forum will be marching on the Department of Minerals & Energy, Eskom, and the City of Johannesburg. Communities across Gauteng are protesting to demand a decent, meaningful Free Basic Allocation of electricity and for increased generation of electricity from renewable resources. […}

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Press Release: Disappointment in Manuel’s Delay of 2c/kWh Levy on Fossil Fuel Power Generation

Press Release: Disappointment in Manuel’s Delay of 2c/kWh Levy on Fossil Fuel Power Generation Earthlife Africa Jhb 22nd of October 2008 Earthlife Africa Jhb is disappointed that Minister Manuel is delaying the introduction of the 2c/kWh levy on electricity generation from non-renewable sources. This levy is vital to begin accounting for the externalised costs of energy-generation in South Africa, and shouldn‚Äôt have been delayed. As South Africa produces the vast majority of its electricity from coal-fired power stations, it produces significant pollution from those power stations. According to Eskom, vast …

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