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Construction on juwi's 1,000th wind turbine plant has commenced. The plant in Mohlis (Thuringia), Germany, was awarded to juwi by the country’s Federal Network Agency, in a tender process conducted last year.

News of the large Brulpadda gas find off South Africa’s southern coast has raised hopes that the local oil and gas sector may hold considerable economic treasure. Experts emphasise, however, that all environment risks need to be properly mitigated in the process of exploiting these resources.

Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM’s experience in green building rating and sustainability stood it in good stead when it was appointed as ‘green’ consultant for Pran Boulevard on Umhlanga Rocks Drive in the Ridgeside precinct, designed by architecture and interior architecture group Paragon.

As an essential sector for the development of the region, what can Cape Town’s property developers do to continue providing housing for Capetonians, while reducing their water usage and becoming more water-conscious in the current circumstances – and for the long-term too?

Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura is the only port with a green status in the South African port system and maintains this status through a number of innovative measures.

By Nicole Viljoen, Project Adminstrator at Energas Technologies

Energy price increases and the looming countrywide load-shedding are two of the biggest motivators to improve energy efficiency. There are many approaches one can take to reduce the amount of energy they are using, but the most popular one is solar energy. While often criticised as costly and ineffective, more and more people are opting for solar power due to its wide range of advantages and increasing affordability.

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