Power

Coal, Gas Or Nuclear? Power-Hungry South Africa Must Decide Now

Today’s technological advancements provide us the opportunity to think and plan beyond the now. No longer are we subject to yesterday’s ideas. The advancements in solar cell technology and nuclear reactors and the efficacy of wind turbines provides options and alternatives to fossil fuels that perhaps, as some analysts believe, only deregulation can truly embrace. With Eskom … Read more

Beyond The Hype, Keystone Would Yield Few Permanent Jobs

By Alistair Bell STEELE CITY, Nebraska, March 14 (Reuters) – In the heated debate over whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, the energy industry and lawmakers have predicted that the project could unleash an economic bonanza in the Midwest, and provide jobs for up to a half-million people. Kansas pipeline worker Jeremy Rippe knows … Read more

Tiger shark

Bid to stop Australian shark cull fails

Ecologically irresponsible decisions seem to be the norm when it comes to how we deal with sharks. Despite mounting evidence that Western Australia’s apparent solution is both ineffective and ecologically irresponsible, the WA government are continuing to push the policy. The cull is devised to reduce bather anxiety rather than provide a logical and effective solution. Despite … Read more