Archive for September, 2014

GCRO survey assists fact-based policy making and governance

  The highly regarded Gauteng City Region Observatory (GCRO) Quality of Life Survey (QoLS), now in it third release, was recently launched at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in the presence of the Gauteng premier, David Makhura. The survey of 27 000 people from a cross section of Gauteng residents is a joint research […]

High efficiency lamps for sustainability

  Rising electricity prices, supply shortages and increasing environmental awareness, have led to the decline of the low energy-efficiency incandescent lamp (typically 10% of input power is converted into light). Cuba was the first country to ban them in 2006. Senegal and Ghana were the first African countries to ban them, followed by Tunisia and Egypt with […]

Home charged electric cars a reality

  Schneider Electric and BMW are forging ahead with customer-friendly electric mobility. The partnership agreement signed 26 August 2014 includes checking the electrical installation in customers’ homes, supplying and assembling the wallbox charging point, as well as maintenance and other services for BMW i vehicles. This will allow future owners of a BMW i3 or […]