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Initiative launched to stimulate adoption of fast-growing energy management standard by South African firms

25th August 2020 An initiative is under way to accelerate the adoption by South African industrial firms of the international energy management standard ISO 50001, which is designed to help improve the performance of a company’s energy-intensive assets to support cost savings and emission reductions. Although ISO... 

Biogas courses offered online despite delay

19th June 2020 As cement, aggregate and readymix concrete producer AfriSam marks ten years since the inaugural AfriSam-SAIA Award for Sustainable Design + Innovation, the 2019/20 edition is likely to set new trends. The fifth round of the biennial awards is taking place amid an era of worldwide economic... 

Lack of finance hinders energy efficiency implementation in companies

29th May 2020 Milisha Pillay argues that there has never been a more opportune time for financial institutions to become more invested in structuring financial packages that are designed to appreciate the nuances of energy efficiency projects   Fortified by steeply rising electricity prices, stricter... 

Covid-19 an opportunity for better resource management

29th May 2020 The national lockdown because of Covid-19 presents a good opportunity for manufacturing companies to improve their resource and utilities management, says government-funded programme National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) KwaZulu-Natal regional manager Kevin Cilliers. There is... 

South Africa has duty to address SADC energy efficiency

8th May 2020 South Africa has a duty to make the energy efficiency knowledge accrued through the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project (IEEP) more accessible to the rest of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region to help drive its economic development through globally competitive... 

Continued relevance of the ISO 50001 standard

29th November 2019 Using energy efficiently contributes towards an organisation's objectives to conserve resources and tackle climate change, while saving money. The ISO 50001 standard supports organisations of all sizes in all sectors to use energy more efficiently through the implementation of an energy... 
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