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Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux

Global climate policy in an uncertain state of flux By Martin Khor Global climate change policy is in a state of flux, with all other countries waiting for the United States to decide whether to leave or remain in the

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Waste to Energy

Climate Jobs Meeting 5th May – Report Waste to Energy Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 25 participants attended the meeting on 5th May 2017. This time we welcomed Muna Lakhani

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Power to the People: time for energy justice in Africa

Power to the People: time for energy justice in Africa by Kumi Naidoo written for Amandla! Magazine Issue 51. This is a call to action. We should not let a dominant faction in the South African government gamble our future on

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Climate Jobs Meeting 5th May – Agenda

Please join the monthly meeting of the One Million Climate Jobs Campaign on FRIDAY 5th MAY 2017 9.30 to 12.30 @AIDC 129 Rochester Rd, Observatory (MEETING WILL START PROMPTLY AT 9.30!) AGENDA Apologies Introductions Waste to energy or wasted energy

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Climate Jobs Meeting 30th March 2017 Report

Million Climate Jobs Monthly Meetings have been taking place at AIDC´s premises since 2012. Approximately 35 participants attended the meeting on 30th March 2017. Arising from the February Climate Jobs meeting when it was reported that the Water Minister was

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How to shift from coal-fired power to renewables without job blackouts

Quick roll-out, consumer levies and retraining of staff are key to ensuring green economy benefits all in SA by JOHAN VAN DEN BERG How will we care for our coal workers as we transition to sustainability? They are people with

Media Package: Renewable Energy – Where are the jobs?
AIDC has commissioned research on this topic to Liz McDaid (The Green Connection). The results are now available as a booklet.  See more

Media Package: Renewable Energy – Where are the jobs?

AIDC has been campaigning for One Million Climate Jobs since 2011. The same year the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REI4P) was introduced. It promotes local manufacturing and local economic development of communities bearing the potential to create

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Renewable energy – benefits for all?

By: Liz McDaid From: Amandla! Issue No.49/50  DECEMBER 2016 Coal, oil and uranium are dirty, polluting, nonrenewable forms of energy. Energy transition is about moving to clean, sustainable, renewable energy like solar, wind, small hydro and biogas. The vision for

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Climate crisis: There is only one way out

Climate crisis: There is only one way out   Climate catastrophe can only be averted if  people around the globe unite in the biggest, broadest, most effective global social movement the world has ever seen First, let’s please just acknowledge there

Just two days before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa, students of the Madiba-a-Toloane High School install 26 120W solar panels on the roof of the school hall. These panels will supply a public viewing area in the hall where 600 people of the rural village of Jericho can watch the World Cup games.

Solar Now Provides Twice As Many Jobs As The Coal Industry

The solar industry is adding jobs much faster than the overall economy, but still makes up just over 1% of the country’s total power supply. Clearly, there’s room for growth. As solar power keeps getting cheaper—and more and more of

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7 Words about water

by Yvette Abrahams from Khoelife A lot of ignorance is going around about Cape Town’s water crisis. I find this strange since this crisis should have been foreseen. I wrote on this since 2009, personally workshopped every province in this country

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Workshop on IRP and access to energy

Workshop on Integrated Resource Planning and access to energy – Outcomes Representatives of organised labour and community-based organisations met for a two-day workshop on 23 and 24 February 2017, convened by the Alternative Information and Development Centre (AIDC). A series

A worker supervises as a truck delivers coal supplies to the coal yard at the Grootvlei power station, operated by Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., in Grootvlei, South Africa, on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Eskom said South Africa's power supply remains strained as it investigates what caused a silo storing coal to collapse, forcing the state-owned utility to cut electricity to customers. Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg

The Coal Truckers, Koko And The Renewable Energy Smoke Screen

To insinuate that the non-renewal of coal trucking contracts with Eskom is because of investment in renewable energy is disingenuous. The truck drivers’ protest on Wednesday last week (1 March) talks to a very legitimate concern about job security in

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There Is Really Only One Way To Come To Grips With The Climate Crisis in Climate Change

By John Foran From countercurrents.org (Originally published by Resilience.org) The situation we face First, let’s please just acknowledge there is a crisis. I’m afraid any reasonably educated, rational, and unbiased adult (or younger) can understand what the climate science has

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Water Crisis exposes Capitalism´s Inequities

While individual consumers are shouldering the brunt of restrictions, the worst exploiters are given free rein, writes Nick Malherbe By: Nick Malherbe From: Business Day 23/2/17 Towards the end of last year, thousands of people living in northern China were

Rainwater Harvesting Cartoon
This short animated cartoon points out the benefits of rainwater harvesting as a complement to the municipal water supply.Watch cartoon Here

Watch: Rainwater Harvesting Cartoon

South Africa is a water scarce country. Now in times of drought our water supply is increasingly threatened, for all of us. The government has provided a limited amount of free basic water. This amount of Free basic water has never been

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A Marxist Analysis of Climate Change

From: Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal By: Terry Townsend Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, has helped dramatize for a whole new generation the enormity of the global environmental crisis we face. Global warming is just the latest manifestation

Trump and Climate Catastrophe
The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the Trump administration, coupled with its goal of maximizing fossil-fuel extraction and consumption at all costs, constitutes, in the words of Noam Chomsky, “almost a death knell for the human species."Read More

Trump and Climate Catastrophe

This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice.  —Donald Trump, January 2, 20141 The alarm bells are ringing. The climate-change denialism of the

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South Africa’s coal sector: energy security, ownership, and climate change

By: Jesse Burton From: Amandla 49/50, (December 2016) South Africa’s coal sector depends on demand from Eskom, the largest user of coal in the country. For Eskom, cheap domestic coal has been a key input for 50 years. Until the

The South African Water Crisis
The water crisis is not new as this article from Amandla! Issue #2 June/July 2008 shows.  Read More

Water struggles from Johannesburg and beyond

The water crisis is not new as this article from 2008 shows… From: Amandla #2 June/July 2008 By: Dale McKinley It’s been five years since residents of the poor community of Phiri (Soweto) were first confronted with the practical consequences

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Ireland moves to become first country to divest from fossil fuels in parliamentary vote

The bill was penned “in light of the urgency to phase out fossil fuel exploration, extraction and combustion in a timely manner to enable delivery of the commitment adopted in the Paris Agreement.” It enables Ireland to divest its sovereign

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Deadly devotion – Why capitalism is hopelessly addicted to fossil fuels

By: Amy Leather From: Climate & Capitalism An ecosocialist journal Republished, with permission, from the UK magazine Socialist Review, January 2017 With Donald Trump in the White House the future for our climate looks bleak, but capitalism’s love affair with

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“Attack of the Nuclear Zombies!”

Amandla! Issue No.36 | NOVEMBER 2014 The Announcement that South Africa has signed a nuclear deal with Russia did not come as a surprise to local anti-nuclear activists. The issue has been bubbling away since the BRICS meeting last year

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Getting the energy mix right – towards a publicly driven, socially owned renewable energy sector!

Getting the energy mix right – towards a publicly driven, socially owned renewable energy sector! Amandla! Issue No.35 | AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 In his State of the Nation address of 26 June 2014, President Zuma called for “a radical transformation of

 
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