Eco Minute 13:30
BULLETIN 29 January 1:30 pm
Good afternoon, here is your Eco Minute:
# Eskom has published the highly-anticipated curtailment addendum to its latest Generation Connection Capacity Assessment. This is a major step in unlocking much-needed grid capacity for wind projects in the Western and Eastern Cape. The addendum has been approved by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa. Eskom’s spokesperson, Daphne Mokwena, says before the addendum, there was no remaining grid capacity in the two provinces:
# The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo has adopted a new orphan calf that is older than most. The calf was first seen near his mother’s carcass and was rescued a few days later. Despite his age, the orphanage stresses he’s too young to survive alone in the wild. The organisation says it is dedicated to providing the calf with the necessary support, with the ultimate goal of releasing it back into the wild when it reaches a suitable age.
# And finally: Two environmental protesters have been arrested after throwing soup at the glass-protected Mona Lisa painting at the Louvre in Paris, calling for the right to healthy and sustainable food. The environmental group Riposte Alimentaire has claimed responsibility for the stunt. It says this marks the start of a campaign of civil resistance with a clear demand for the social security of sustainable food. The Mona Lisa has been behind safety glass since the early 1950s when it was damaged by a visitor who poured acid on it.
Stay tuned for more news………….