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City of Cape Town starts selling ‘green electricity’

Posted by: Saving Water SA (Cape Town, South Africa) – partnered with Water Rhapsody conservation systems – 30 April 2010

At last it will be possible to switch to ‘green electricity’ because the City [of Cape Town], ever more serious about sustainability, will now be selling Green Electricity Certificates (GECs). This green electricity is generated at South Africa’s first commercial wind farm, the Darling Wind Farm on the West Coast.

‘Green electricity’, also known as green power or renewable energy, is electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, sun and wave. It is an environmentally responsible alternative to conventional electricity generated from fossil fuels such as coal and oil. The burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of greenhouse gas emissions (such as carbon dioxide), and as a result, climate change.

The City of Cape Town aims to source at least 10% of the metro’s energy from renewable sources by 2020, and an important contributor to this goal is the Darling Wind Farm.

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