Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are advancing gas membrane materials to expand practical technology options for reducing industrial carbon emissions.
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Date: 30 October 2019
Time: 9am – 1pm
Venue: St Georges Club, 12 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth
Cost: R1030 per delegate
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The Carbon Tax Act is effective from 1 June 2019. Emitters will be required to license their activities liable for carbon tax, report to DEA by 31 March 2020 and make the first payment of this environmental levy during the month of July 2020.
Mr Mark Duckitt will cover the applicability of the Carbon Tax, IPCC categories, the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, the Customs and Excise Act and how to calculate your actual tax liability. Mark is the founding member of Eco Impact, has over 15 years of legal experience gained as a practising attorney/solicitor at some of the largest legal firms in South Africa and England.
Dr Brett Williams will briefly explain the legislation which requires air pollution monitoring in South Africa. Brett has over 30 year’s experience and has been trained by the United States EPA on Source Sampling Techniques.
Dam levels are 10% higher than the City of Cape Town’s projections for the end of summer so the city is in a good position even if the coming winter rains turn out to be below average, says deputy mayor Ian Neilson.
“And the water consumption by Cape Town is well under the target we set of 650-million litres a day since we relaxed the restrictions in December. It’s about 609-million litres a day, which is quite satisfactory. But the current water restriction levels are appropriate until we know what the winter rains will be like,” Neilson said on Monday.
Plans for the R1-billion permanent desalination plant, which would deliver 100-million litres a day, were going ahead as an insurance against another Day Zero-type drought.
Neilson said the site for the plant had not been selected, but those under investigation included Cape Town harbour, Koeberg power station and sites in False Bay.
US environmental regulators have announced they are leaving intact an air quality standard for power plant pollution that can worsen asthma in children, despite calls by health advocates for a tougher rule.
The move keeps in place a threshold for sulfur dioxide pollution established in 2010 by the US Environmental Protection Agency under then US President Barack Obama. Sulfur dioxide comes from burning coal to produce electricity and from other industrial sources.
Some 385 000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study found on Wednesday, which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit.
Africa’s first solar-powered seawater desalination plant, the OSMOSUN plant, designed by Mascara and located in Witsand, in the Hessequa municipality, in the Western Cape, has produced more than 10 000 kℓ of drinkable water.
Moipone Tabi was shocked to find a community literally living in the shadow of death around massive open pits left by illegal sand miners. The rural community in villages near Hammanskraal – Dilopye, Suurman and Swartbooistad – had seemingly accepted their lot as a normal way of life.
A carbon tax on fuel of 9c/l on petrol and 10c/l on diesel will become effective from June 5, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.
Local scientist suspect the millions of litres of sewage pumped into the sea every day from pipelines at Mouille Point, Camps Bay, and Hout Bay are posing serious health risks.