With global energy demands on the increase, coupled with the depletion of our natural resources and the negative impact of fossil-based energy sources on the environment, the issues of clean, sustainable energy and the importance thereof in economic development and global wellbeing have become a pressing reality world-wide. Energy innovation and the efficient use of energy are two key components of mitigating these challenges. It is for this reason the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was established.
‘My Green Home’ project launched
SANEDI is partnering with another exciting energy efficiency project that just kicked off: My Green Home! Starting this week, South Africans can learn and save along with the Ngewena family who is challenging habits, save energy and install energy efficient equipment in their house, to show others how to save money by going green. Zwelethu the Father explains: “Our goal is to cut our electricity consumption by 15% with ‘no cost’ changes and with equipment take this to 40% percent in just three months”…
SANEDI Pledges Support for 49m
Johannesburg – March 2014 – In keeping with their commitment to reduce the country’s carbon emissions, the South African National Energy Development Institute (Sanedi) recently pledged its support for the 49M initiative.
Sanedi is one of the leading government agencies mandated to encourage a transition to a low-carbon economy in South Africa.
Sanedi’s pledge signing brings to 134 the number of businesses and organisations that have pledged to cut down on their energy usage and play a contributory role in the reduction of electricity consumption in South Africa.
Parlimentary Portfolio Committee on Energy Co-generation
Parlimentary Portfolio Committee
On 30 January 2014, the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy held a round table discussion on Co-generation and Tri-generation that was attended by the captains of the energy industry and the entire Parliamentary Portfolio Committee. Some of the esteemed attendees included SA’s big industry associations.
While PPC meetings of this nature and calibre are usually held at the Parliamentary Buildings in Cape Town, in an unprecedented move, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) was requested to host the discussion in Johannesburg