Saturday, 31 October 2009
Please see Engineering News for information about NERSA's phase 2 Feed In Tariffs.
They have added Photovoltaic energy production, but it is still only for systems bigger than 1MW thus excluding private houses and small and medium sized businesses. The rate is R3.94 per kwh.
Please read the call for public comment document and have your say. Your submission must be in by 6th November. The hearings are on the 17th and 18th November.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CLIMATE ACTION
Firstly, just a reminder about International Day of Climate Action taking place this Saturday. So far, 4227 actions are planned to take place in 170 countries across the world. Footage will be taken to ...show the world leaders at Copenhagen in December. THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR LIFE ON EARTH!
Find an action near you, here on http://www.350.org/map#/map/-34.234512362369856/18.5009765625/5.
CALLING ALL CAPETONIANS!!!
FLOE is endorsing two specific "350" actions which will take place in Cape Town this Saturday:
1. Human 350 to be Filmed From Air on Table Mountain [see http://www.350.org/node/8083 ]; and 2. Cape Town City 350 Celebration [see: http://www.350.org/node/7842 ] (paint yourself red and walk from Parliament to Gardens).
Ninette will be joining the latter action and hope to see you there!!! I (David) will be climbing the mountain.
WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS BEING TAUGHT ABOUT ENERGY ALTERNATIVES?
We recently learned about a disturbingly biased poster that was distributed to schools throughout the City of Cape Town. Read more about it here on our newsblog:- http://floenews.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-are-your-children-being-taught.html . We will keep you posted regarding further developments. In the meantime, please warn your children about it.
OUR NEW 'GREEN EVENTS' CALENDER
We have set up a 'green' calender fo you to access. See: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=efsa4r1ntpdtacbkup1cucej90%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=Africa/Johannesburg
You can either join us on our Facebook Group or email ninette at freelifeonearth.org.
As a member of our Facebook Group, you are automatically registered as a member of Free Life on Earth (FLOE). What does this mean? It means that you are FREE [For Renewable Energy & Eco-conscious Living] and it means that you are taking actions in your life to start living more eco-consciously (no matter how small the steps, as long as you are taking them)!
Because we offer different ways in which to join FLOE, it is now necessary for us to consolidate our lists of members. Because the Facebook Group does not allow us to see your email addresses, PLEASE COULD YOU SEND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO Ninette ON: ninette at
freelifeonearth.org so that I may add your address to our new mailing list. We will not send you spam and will only send you news updates/ info from time to time. If you do not wish to be a member or to receive these updates, simply deregister your name from this Facebook Group.
SPREADING THE WORD
Please tell at least two of your friends who have not already joined FLOE, to join in support of the movement to live more eco-consciously. If you prefer, send their email addresses to us: info at freelifeonearth.org. We will then send them an introduction and ask them if they would like to join. The more of us there are, the more chance we have of making a difference! :)
Please see our website at http://www.freelifeonearth.org/ for more information about us.
Ninette & David