Monday, 8 March 2010

David Lipschitz on The Midday Report

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Questions from Chris Gibbons: How does Renewable Energy Feed In Work? Can every house feed electricity into the grid? Are we reinventing the wheel or has it been done before? How about wind energy? Why aren't we doing it in South Africa? Is NERSA colluding with ESKOM?
Answers include: Monopoly; Power Purchase Agreement; Farmers; Job Creation; Different between renewable energy jobs and base load power station jobs.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Repair Your World: Energy Animations; 80 cents a mile or 2 cents a mile petrol; avoiding another economic crash

Dear all

To see how geothermal and concentrated solar energy is manufactured and a bunch of other animations, take a look at ImageMaker Advertising's site.

Also take a look at Shai Agassi talking about the new electric car.  Do we want to pay 80 US cents a mile or 2 US cents a mile for our fuel? How can we avoid another and more serious downturn than the one we are currently exiting? How can we have morality, ethics and a great economy at the same time? Watch the video and all will be revealed.

Regards
David

Monday, 1 March 2010

Repair Your World: Afrikaans Newspaper

Dear all

For those Afrikaans readers amongst you, an article referring to me appears in yesterday's Rapport newspaper in the Sake24 section.  I was interviewed by the reporter on Friday.

You can read the article in Afrikaans and English.

I also just sent the following to the editor of the Cape Times (it was published - although rewritten):

Acting deputy director-general of energy Ompie Aphane said last week that the latest tariff announcement will see the shortfall on Eskom's build programme increase from R34billion to R50billion (at http://www.energyforecastonline.co.za/index.php/articles/water-and-energy/140-electricy-uncertainty).

Imagine if private industry and private households built this R50 billion for themselves using Net Metering and Retail Wheeling (transporting energy across the distribution network from a point of supply to a point of use).  South Africans are ready.  Is the government ready to take a giant leap for its citizens?

Best regards
David