South Africa’s Eskom moving towards greener energy production

first_img“The problems of CO2 emissions are not in the developing world. They are in the developed world. I think that the people that are causing a lot of CO2 emissions are known to the world, in certain instances they have not adhered to agreements that have been reached in the past where in fact we in the developing world have been very diligent.” Said Eskom Power Station CEO Brian MolefeA possible solution to the question of cost of compliance has been suggested, and reinforced by Molefe. Obtaining offsets from the world bank against capital expenditure to reach and agreed to carbon emission reduction.The two power stations under construction in South Africa, Medupi and Kusile,are leading the charge away from old and inefficient technology.South Africa and the African continents requirements of providing electricity are going to be key for the growth of the continent. If this doesn’t happen, at the expense of managing those carbon footprints we may have a bit of a crisis on our hands.last_img read more

Health officials: 2 Iowa flu deaths recorded this season

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa health officials say two people in the state have died from complications of the flu in recent weeks.The Iowa Department of Public Health says the deaths occurred in a woman between the ages of 61 and 80 in central Iowa and in a woman older than 81 in northwest Iowa.Officials say both women had underlying conditions or other contributing factors in their deaths.Health officials say flu cases have recently increased in Iowa communities.The federal Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone over 6 months old get the flu vaccine. The very young, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of complications from the respiratory illness.last_img