The ENERGY Project - Saving Energy: Part 6

Compact Flourescent Lights

CFL's (or compact fluorescent light bulbs) are a great alternative to regular incandescent bulbs. CFL's use up to 60% to 80% less electricity than standard incandescent light bulbs and will last up to 15 times longer too. CFL's are a bit more expensive than their normal counterparts but thanks to their extended life spans and saving in the cost of electricity they quickly make up for the extra price.


The ENERGY Project - Saving Energy: Part 5

Your geyser is a great place to start saving energy. If left unchecked this simple appliance can put huge strain on your energy bill.
By installing a geyser blanket (available at most retailers at an affordable price) you could save up to half the amount of energy your geyser uses to heat water.
There's also the solar powered option that works wonders in South Africa's warm and sunny climate. Eskom also offers rebates on solar geysers, so make sure you check them out.
By following these simple tips you could end up saving more than a quarter of your total energy spend.
Geyser energy tips:

    Use a geyser blanket
    Switch to solar heating and get a rebate

Source: http://www.49million.co.za/saving-energy/  


State of the Nation– An E-Team Report: Part 2

State of the Nation – An E-Team Report

Part 2: By Roger Wynne-Dyke

1. What is a South African ‘Census’ and what does it mean?

What is a population census?

A population census, as defined by the United Nations, is “the total process of collecting, compiling, evaluating, analysing and publishing or otherwise disseminating demographic, economic and social data pertaining, at a specified time, to all persons in a country or a well-defined part of the country”.


The ENERGY Project - Saving Energy: Part 4

Energy Saving shower heads
You'd be surprised at how much power you can save with a simple shower. Now we're not asking South Africans to stop showering all together (that would just be smelly) just to keep shower times down to 5 minutes or less. If you overdo it a shower can use a lot of water - a lot of water your geyser will eventually have to heat up again.
If you simply can't stand the thought of losing out on your special shower time, replace your shower head with a low flow version that uses less water and puts less strain on your geyser.
Shower Tips:

  • Don't shower for longer than 5-7 minutes
  • Install a low flow showerhead

Source: http://www.49million.co.za/saving-energy/ 

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