Archive for the ‘Useful info’ Category


CFLs in plain english

12 March 2008

You might have come across these “in plain english” videos on YouTube before, but we found one about Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs, or CFLs. It uses US figures to illustrate the benefits, but the principle is still the same.

Have you made the switch?


History of the energy crisis

27 February 2008

Earlier this month, we pointed out that the Government had plenty of warning about the looming energy crisis, and that the DA had repeatedly raised the issue in Parliament over the last few years.

For further insight into the history of the energy crisis, Politicsweb also posted an excellent feature earlier this month, entitled “Eskom: The real cause for the crisis.” It provides a blow-by-blow account of the policies that led to the crisis.

Also worth a perusal, is News24’s Power Crisis Timeline.