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. Read more…
SANEDI’s phone number has changed … the new phone number is 011 038 4300
Ride Jozi on an e-bike
Christian, our international energy efficiency advisor from the South African German energy programme (SAGEN) has tested one of cycolgy’s A2B electric bikes on his way to the office. 0.15kWh for a trip which equals to less than R0,18 in electricity costs and 15 minutes saved on each trip in comparison to his car. It was an exciting week for him and he wrote a blog on his experiences which might encourage more South Africans to use this environmentally friendly mode of transport. Read more
DOW COOL SURFACES WORKSHOP
In response to the growing demand for sustainable, energy efficient solutions to the escalating price of energy used to cool buildings in South Africa, progressive chemical manufacturing companies are taking the initiative to provide advanced roof coating technology to the building trade.
The DOW Chemical Company is one such manufacturer. They are ensuring that cool coatings is supported in South Africa through their advanced coatings’ additives which play a critical role in maintaining integrity and quality of the overall ‘cool’ system.
Freedom Dialogue 2014: A platform for young green minds
As South Africa heads towards its most important elections to date, having recently celebrated Freedom Day, Born Free citizens have an important voice that must be heard. Learners from Generation Councils across Gauteng recently spent an afternoon discussing, debating and challenging the issues we face as society today, as they build the future they believe is possible. Read more
‘My Green Home’ project launched
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.
Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy
Parliamentary Portfolio Committee
SANEDI, together with all other energy-related State Owned Companies and the senior leadership of the Department of Energy, were invited to meet and present to the newly appointed Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy, an overview of key activities planned to assist government in meeting the objectives set out in the National Development Plan.
The newly formed PPC on Energy is chaired by Mr Fikile Majola. Born in 1964, Mr Majola served the youth and UDF structures in the 80s in the then Southern Transvaal region, where he played a key role in the re-establishment of the ANC and SACP structures. He joined NEHAWU as its Organiser in the Vaal Branch in 1990.