This paper investigates the means of reducing electricity consumption in the South African manufacturing sector. It concludes that neither the price of electricity, nor taxes, subsidies or legislation are likely to bring about the required change. A change in the production structure using relatively more labour and less capital is also unlikely in the immediate future, given the socioeconomic and legislative milieu currently prevailing in South Africa. The only feasible solution that seems likely is a change in technology, which includes the more efficient use of electricity. Given the possible international agreement regarding global climate change commitments and procedures, clean development mechanisms may therefore yet provide the answer.
Jordaan, W.(Southern African Transport Conference, 2016)
The Electric evolution is moving faster that anyone anticipated. This will change all aspects of transport and in particular public transport. This talk will cover some of the topics core to this evolution, including ...
Mwankemwa, Benard S.; Legodi, M.J. (Matshisa Johannes); Mlambo, Mbuso; Nel, Jackie M. (Jacqueline Margot); Diale, M. (Mmantsae Moche)(Elsevier, 2017-07)
Undoped and copper doped zinc oxide (ZnO) nanorods have been synthesized by a simple
chemical bath deposition (CBD) method at a temperature of 90 C. Structural, morphological,
optical and electrical properties of the ...
The spatial system dynamics model (SSDM) of sugarcane industrial ecosystem presented in
this paper is towards an integrated approach to simulate a bio refinery system suggesting
directions for bagasse and trash-derived ...