South Africa is among the fastest growing renewable energy markets, placing first in Africa and fourth in the world, according to Climate Scope. International legal firm Baker & McKenzie count 6,000 Megawatts of renewable energy already built in the country, with more to follow under the third round of the government’s procurement plan.
The Botswana government has quietly sold the rights to frack for shale gas in one of Africa’s largest protected conservation areas. Shale Gas cannot be extracted without hydraulic fracturing. Scroll down to see the Botswana government’s own Facebook page, captured in September 2015 before it was taken down. It clearly states that Nodding Donkey has been awarded the country’s first… [More]
By Jeffrey Barbee/AllianceEarth “My daughter has asthma. She is not the only one around here, something is wrong here, our air quality shouldn’t be this way.” Shirley “Sug” McNall is leaning up against a fence staring at a natural gas well about 40 meters from a playground behind the primary school where her daughter used to teach in Aztec, New… [More]
This is part of our current partnership with the UK Guardian, LinkTV.org and public television station KCET By Jeffrey Barbee Excerpted from the UK Guardian, February 2015 The battle against the poaching that kills a rhino every seven hours in South Africa has acquired a new weapon: women. The Black Mambas are all young women from local communities, and… [More]
This report is made possible by a new Guardian and Alliance Earth Partnership. Solar, biomass and wind energy systems are popping up all over the country and feeding clean energy into the strained electrical grid. Excerpted from the Guardian Newspaper. June 1st, 2015 By Jeffrey Barbee for the #keepitintheground campaign. The howling wind drives the turbines, their blades bent back… [More]
For those who worry that fighting climate change means sacrificing comfort, the luxurious Turanor might be a revelation. The world’s biggest solar-powered vessel, run by Planet Solar from Switzerland, returned to the Mediterranean in May, after completing the first-ever round-the-world fueled solely by solar energy. Captain Eric Dumont, standing on the deck of the ship on top of the panels… [More]