Welcome to our Website
In this website we aim to provide information about alternative energy sources around the world, and specifically in South Africa, to students of a high school level.
Everyone knows the effect that greenhouse gas production and global warming is having on our earth. We feel that it is vitally important for individuals, and especially governments, to start taking these problems seriously; before it is too late. Even though technology has greatly advanced in the last decade most countries around the world still use fossil fuel-based methods of energy production. The use of these fuels has two major problems; it depletes the natural supply and eventually we will run out; and the burning of the fuel (i.e. coal) creates vast pollution in the form of greenhouse gases (GHG's such as carbon monoxide and dioxide, and sulphur dioxide). It is these gases which lead to global warming and slowly destroy our planet. Only through the use of alternative sources of energy (which are virtually non-polluting) can we slow down this destruction and save our planet.
Above you will see eight links, which will take you to a page on each of the different ways of alternative energy production. On each of these pages you will find sub-headings giving a brief description of what it is and any advantages and disadvantages. It also gives the South African perspective and other interesting information.
We hope that our site will be informative.