Why South Africa’s electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years

In his 2021 State of the Nation Address President Cyril Ramaphosa offered an action plan to develop additional power generation capacity in the short to medium term. While these interventions…

Sensible, sustainable nuclear power for Africa

Nuclear is most certainly a source of sustainable clean energy. At least seven African countries have signed agreements with Russian nuclear company Rosatom to develop nuclear capabilities. Small Modular Reactors…

Rebuilding the energy base for real economic growth in South Africa

Rob Jeffrey The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy in South Africa (DMRE) has published the Request for Information (RFI) in respect of the commencement of preparations for a nuclear…

Weaknesses of solar and wind, Myths and Questions that require an answer

It is claimed that wind and solar are the cheapest sources of electricity and these sources should dominate future electricity supply. This paper focuses on known additional costs and subsidies…

In Earth’s largest extinction, land animal die-offs began long before marine extinction

New dates for fossils indicate land animal turnover extended for hundreds of thousands of years University of California – Berkeley The mass extinction at the end of the Permian Peri…

The carbon trading money tree

If the carbon trading business seems too good to be true, maybe there’s a good reason Guest post by Kelvin Kemm The COP-18 environmental conference held in Doha has come…

Alice in Wonderland science

Our energy and environment deserve better – in South Africa and Qatar Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm A few weeks ago, perhaps as a prologue to the “global warming…

After Rio – what next?

It’s time to give all mankind a real chance to enjoy genuine development Guest post by Dr. Kelvin Kemm The Rio+20 World Environmental Conference has come and gone. The “Plus…

Post COP 17 – The Road to Nowhere

Guest post by Professor Will Alexander  Roadmaps The key word used during the COP 17 discussions was ‘roadmap’ used by the European Union delegation. The following is a map of…

Kyoto – in the past for Canada

More at BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16151310 UPI says: The cost of meeting Canada’s obligations under Kyoto would be $13.6 billion, Kent said. “That’s $1,600 from every Canadian family — that’s the Kyoto…

Quote of the Week – what Durban is really about

WUWT commenter Cal65 from Hawaii burns away all of the irrelevancy of posturing and pronouncements and gets to the core truth of what the Durban climate deal is really all…

Durban: what the media are not telling you

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley in Durban, South Africa DURBAN, South Africa — “No high hopes for Durban.” “Binding treaty unlikely.” “No deal this year.” Thus ran the headlines. The…

The worst kind of ugly climate propaganda: David Suzuki targets kids at Christmas in the name of climate change

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BREAKING: Canada to pull out of Kyoto Protocol

CTVNews.ca Staff Date: Sun. Nov. 27 2011 10:08 PM ET Canada will announce next month that it will formally withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol, CTV News has learned.

"…the world's only structure for curbing greenhouse gas emissions appears about to crumble"

Uh oh. From the NYT, a harbinger of failure. But then again looking at Copenhagen and Cancun, why should this meeting in Durban be any different? Nations Heading to Durban…

"Worms from hell" found – in a place nobody thought they could live

This might have some impact on the search for extraterrestrial life. If these things can live in this sort of hostile environment, perhaps we’ll find similar life forms below the…

Better Living Through Electricity

Power for the people You cannot champion the poor, but support anti-energy policies that perpetuate poverty Guest post by Paul Driessen In a scene reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg, for 16…