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South2North – The great energy challenge

Posted by admin on February 24, 2013 in Renewable Energy with 5 Comments


Energy lights our world, heats our food and keeps us connected. Demand for energy is dramatically increasing as the human population grows exponentially. The world’s population has jumped from three billion in 1960 to over seven billion today and we are facing a global energy crisis if more sustainable sources of energy are not developed. Experts are clear that urgent solutions need to be found, but what are the best solutions? Is Renewable Energy like solar and wind power the right answer? Redi Tlhabi speaks to Professor Mosad Elmissiry, the head of the Energy Programme at the New Africa Partnership (NEPAD). Redi also speaks to Dr Christoph Frei, the head of the World Energy Council (WEC), and Birgitta Resvik, who works for a Finnish multi-national company, Fortum.

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  1. BeastOfBayviewFebruary 24, 2013 - 11:27 pm #1

    Majority of the …
    Majority of the energy provided to Quebec and the Eastern United States comes from Upper Churchill Falls in Labrador. Unlimited renewable resource that old possibly power more of North America. Energy Crises in North America is a False Flag.

  2. Julian W. - GwangjuFebruary 24, 2013 - 11:27 pm #2

    Where’s the …
    Where’s the discussion on:
    the amazing example of Germany’s decision to step immediately away from nuclear and instead embrace wind and solar, with about 50% of their total power load coming from solar at one point last year, despite being a relatively non-sunny nation?
    reduced demand through promotion of higher efficiency via nation-wide efforts at higher standards of insulation?
    electric bikes and cars and their batteries being central to power storage in the homes of the immediate future?

  3. Julian W. - GwangjuFebruary 24, 2013 - 11:27 pm #3

    I heard the word ” …
    I heard the word “subsidies” mentioned only once; no-where did I hear discussion of the MASSIVE amounts of governmental subsidies from multiple governments to fossil fuel industries and the absurdist amounts also given to the nuclear industry. The discussion of how useful a redirection of these amounts would be if invested into both R&D and subsidizing the establishment of local community sustainable & renewable (solar and wind) generators is missing. ie. yes, these are industry PR reps.

  4. wherescatarinaFebruary 24, 2013 - 11:27 pm #4

    Well, really, ya …
    Well, really, ya gotta love these sock puppets, no? Talking heads, suits, all talking about . . . . . how they’re going to help all the poor people. I wonder why they waited so long?

  5. wherescatarinaFebruary 24, 2013 - 11:27 pm #5

    This woman asks …
    This woman asks intelligent questions and the “professor” gives her a sweet, condescending smile then tromples her questions with mumbo jumbo words. He knows all the right words. But, as we all should know, it’s not about the people it’s about the money. I hope everyone keeps that in mind as they listen to this guy’s words. There are massive resources in Africa. The corporate monsters of the energy industry have their heavy fingers in these plans. This guy’s been bought.

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