7 months into the year and no weekly update? I must be very busy 🙂
- In roughly the last 10 years modern diet changes are leaning towards high protein and fats with low to zero carbohydrates. This may be healthier for humans, but what will this increase in consumer demand for meat mean for the health of the planet? In particular, beef has been dubbed as being 10 times more harmful to the environment than chicken, pork and dairy products.
- South Africa’s renewable energy sector has much catching up to do in comparison to Europe. Thanks to the 2nd Scatec Solar plant that has come online in the Northern Cape, adding 40MW of solar power to the grid (now totaling 115MW) we’ve bumped up the ranks to join the top 10 countries who generate electricity from solar energy.
- Increasing urbanisation and the construction that results from it highlights the need for greener building materials. This article briefly explains how wool bricks, solar tiles, sustainable concrete, paper insulation and triple glazing could transform construction.
- Thinking of running off the grid but commercially available solar panels don’t seem to be the answer? These nautilus shaped rooftop wind turbines may be half the answer.