April 23, 2018


23 APRIL 2017 Today – almost exactly a year to the day since winning the nuclear court case – it was announced that the two women […]
April 4, 2018

Press release: Battle against the climate-destroying coal IPPs escalates

Battle against the climate-destroying coal IPPs escalates APRIL 3, 2018 AT 12:21 PM Environmental activists demonstrate outside the court during the hearing of the first Thabametsi […]
December 7, 2017

What we expect from SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity – 09 November 2017

What we expect from SA’s Integrated Resource Plan for electricity NOVEMBER 9, 2017 AT 1:27 PM Energy Minister David Mahlobo. Image: Moneyweb Media reports indicate that […]
December 7, 2017

Joint Letter to the Minister of Energy – 07 December 2017

The Honourable Mr David Mahlobo, MP Minister of Energy By email: zinhle.mbhele@energy.gov.za; deidre.nkopane@energy.gov.za david.mahlobo@energy.gov.za Copies to: Mr Vusimusi Sekgobela Mr Thami Mthembu Chief of Staff Stakeholder […]
November 10, 2017

EARTHLIFE AFRICA-JHB leads in the global day of action against nuclear energy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Johannesburg, 10 November 2017 – The United Nations Climate negotiations currently underway in Bonn, Germany, have the nuclear industry and lobbyists pushing for […]
January 16, 2013

SE Briefing 25: Budgeting & Procurement

The briefing explores two seperate avenues civil societies could look at in order to influence government procurement: (1) the budgetary process that pays for procurement, and […]
January 15, 2013

SE Briefing 24: Nuclear Energy Procurement

This briefing explores the constitutionality of the proposed large-scale procurement of nuclear energy. The Department of Energy is obligated, under section 217 of the Constitution, to […]
March 13, 2012

COP17 Research Launched Today!

Download Link: COP17 review_web With ocean acidification now occurring faster than at any point in the past 300 million years, COP17 (and every other COP) has […]
November 23, 2011

SE Briefing 23: South Africa’s Mitigation Targets

This briefing will discuss South Africa’s recently released National Climate Change Response White Paper, which lays out the country’s mitigation targets and mechanisms going forward. The […]
December 20, 2010

Sustainable Energy Briefing 21: Climate Change

COP16 has come and gone. This SE Briefing outlines the science of climate change and the failure of governments, for the past 16 years, to deal […]
December 15, 2010

Sustainable Energy Briefing 22: BHP Billiton, Eskom, Oil

During 2010, the energy debate focused on climate change and the IRP2010. This Sustainable Energy Brief focuses on three somewhat ignored issues; BHP Billiton’s renegotiated Special […]
March 8, 2010

Free Basic Electricity Research Launched

Download this report: Free Basic Electricity Research March 2010 The Report assesses the 50kWh of free basic electricity suggested by Government for poor households. The rationale […]
September 20, 2009

SE Briefing 18: Eskom Costs and Tariffs

This Sustainable Energy Briefing seeks to bring some degree of clarity to the confusing issue of Eskom costs and tariffs, and, in particular, tariffs to industrial […]
December 4, 2008

Sustainable Energy Briefing 17: Renewable Energy Costs

With Eskom negotiating with the World Bank for a US$5 billion dollar loan to finance a part of its planned R1 trillion expansion plan, there is […]