Press Release: Launch of Earthlife Africa Jhb Report, “Second Class Citizens: Gender, energy and climate change in South Africa”

Forty percent of South Africa’s 48 million people are poor, and more than half of poor people are female. Around 2.5 million households are still without any access to electricity while four million households do not use electricity for cooking. This could easily mean that 20 million people still rely on dirty, polluting fuels – most of whom are women. Earthlife Africa Jhb is launching its report “Second Class Citizens: Gender, energy and climate change in South Africa”. Venue:     Women’s Jail Atrium, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein Date:        17th March …

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Earthlife Africa Jhb Comments on COFIT

Overarching Concerns On the first page of the COFIT discussion paper, it states: “The support scheme is designed to reward on-site generation of electricity by industries that utilise their waste to produce electrical energy for their own use and/or selling to the grid.” In Section 4.3 (pg. 14), it states that, “The COFIT is designed to reward cogeneration projects that export power to the grid.” Which is it? For export or own use? The COFIT paper appears to be confused and divided on this issue, which also masks confusion on …

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PRESS RELEASE: CONFERENCE, WOMEN IN ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

PRESS RELEASE: CONFERENCE, WOMEN IN ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE 5th AUGUST 2010 Earthlife Africa Jhb As we commemorate Women’s day on 9th August, we are reminded of the power that the 20,000 women demonstrated in 1956. It is a power that we must not forget nor leave behind. While many things have changed in South Africa, the role of women has not changed enough. This is especially true in the energy and climate change sectors. Earthlife Africa – Johannesburg is convening a one-day conference on “Women in Energy and Climate Change”. …

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