Energy efficiency lies at the core of sustained industrial and economic growth in SA, and industries and businesses must prepare more sufficiently for inevitable energy price hikes, while government should be more proactive and involved in encouraging energy efficiency. These are the findings from a panel of high-profile energy and consumer experts who participated in the Industrial Energy Efficiency Workshop on 22 February 2017.

 

Participants from the National Cleaner Production Centre, South Africa (NCPC-SA), Chemical and Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA), the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) focused on the daily challenges of rising energy costs and access to reliable alternatives.

Save the date for the biennial Industrial Efficiency Conference 2017, presented at no cost to support industry in the transition to a low carbon economy.
 

Date Thursday, 14 September - Friday, 15 September 2017
Venue Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town
Cost  No charge
The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) will be hosting an Energy Workshop at the African Energy Indaba.  As a side event to Africa’s largest energy event, the Consumer Goods Council (CGCSA) will partner with the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) and the Chemical and Allied Industries Association (CAIA) to host a free workshop to provide solutions to the energy challenges facing industry and business.
The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), a chapter of the American Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) has awarded Alf Hartzenburg, National Project Manager of the Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) Project, their top honour, as energy efficiency patron for 2016. The SAEE promotes the scientific and educational interests of those engaged in the energy industry and is committed to increasing energy efficiency awareness. 

The first Southern African Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Colloquium took place from 7-8 November 2016, in Cape Town.  The colloquium brought together Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and researchers to discuss life cycle performance, knowledge sharing of completed and in-progress LCAs, identified key challenges, and shared capacity building and data collection efforts.   The colloquium was hosted by the NCPC-SA and University of Cape Town, in collaboration with ecoinvent and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

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