Cape Town becomes a bike friendly city and is going green in more ways than one. It has a network of bicycle lanes across the city that are to be painted green to demarcate their use for bikes only.
Eskom and Nissan have joined forces on a three-year research project to study electric vehicles, their charging requirements, and characteristics. With this, the national energy supplier and the car maker hope to prepare for the entry of electric vehicles into the South African market.
Waste should rarely go to waste. You might upcycle, recycle and donate at an impressive speed, but did you know that trash can be transformed into electricity, such a biogas? No, you’re not reading a sci-fi movie script idea!
Global fuel giant Total has expressed its commitment to investment in South Africa, and has unveiled the first of its new chain of sustainable service stations around the country and the region.
Our city is going to become more cyclist friendly, thanks to local campaign Bicycle Cape Town. The efforts of a handful of activists has translated into a commitment by The City of Cape Town to construct proper cycling facilities along the full length of Albert Road in Woodstock.
Fossil fuels, oil and the energy-intensive nature of petrol production means that many countries are focusing on biofuel production. While South Africa seems to have the policies and plans in place, commercial biofuel production hasn’t materialised yet.
Over a million litres of vegetable cooking oil used by the Spur Corporation across three of its restaurant operations in the Western Cape, have been converted to biodiesel to power a range of fishing vessels, trucks and mining equipment.
Cape Town was one of four cities short-listed for the prestigious 2012 Sustainable Transport Awards held in Washington recently, with its non-motorised transport (NMT) and bus rapid transit network MyCiti receiving an honourable mention.