Trends & Insights

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”

-Peter Drucker-

"The best cure for a sluggish mind is to disturb its routine."

-William Danforth-

 

ENERGY

Energy supplies must double in the next 40 years to sustain humanity!

South Africans use a lot of electricity and according to the numbers recently released by Stats SA, this amount is steadily on the increase and set to rise even higher. The estimated volume of electricity consumed just in the first quarter of 2011 increased by more than 800GWh compared with the same period last year.

In view of the energy-intensive nature of its industries and the predominance of coal as a cheap source of energy, South Africa is one of the world’s biggest polluters per capita.

Although accounting for only 1.5% of greenhouse gases emitted globally, South Africa is one of the five highest greenhouse gases emitting emerging markets.

The country is listed as number 11 on the top 20 global emitters and accounts for 65% of Africa’s emissions. Furthermore, climate change is aggravating the water supply scarcity problem ...so we all are responsible and have lots to do to protect our future!

 

 

 

“What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.
Whether you are willing to do it, that's another m
atter.

-Peter Drucker-

 

"Out of clutter find simplicity,
From discord find harmony,
In the middle of difficulty find opportunity"

-Albert Einstein-