Cape Town turns to wind-generated electricity

by Nikki Algar on August 3, 2006

in EcoEnergy, EcoTech

The City of Cape Town has just signed a 20 year contract to buy wind energy from a yet-to-be-built generating farm at Darling on the West Coast (in South Africa).

“Ultimately we would like to see Cape Town become one of the world’s leaders in sustainable energy,” said city mayor Helen Zille in a statement issued at the signing ceremony.

The “green” electricity is to be sold at a premium to consumers willing to pay extra to play their part in combating global warming.

Read the full story at iafrica.com here

Find out more about the Darling Wind Farm here

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Tracy August 4, 2006 at 10:19 am

This delights me more than ever as we are planning to move to Cape Town in 2008.

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Roy July 22, 2008 at 1:09 pm

South Africa is taking its time to get up to speed with environmentally friendly approaches, but there is good news. I’ve come across some guys called Clearer Conscience who are based in Cape Town and are trying to make it easy for people to recycle. They give different bins for different products, and then come and pick up your recyclables from your home. Their website is http://www.clearer.co.za. Seems like a really good initiative.

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