Renewable energy websites & blogs

Of course! Always!


The website on renewable energy by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, is a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network.

We highly recommend to read their section on “The Energiewende Story” (energy transition) is building a global climate movement. Online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. b

A South African-based news, knowledge & networking hub aimed at fostering growth, literacy, transparency & broad-based socio-economic participation in the African clean energy sector.

An American blog on all things green, from design, technology, transportation, science, business, energy to living and social themes

The Green Energy Blog (American blog) was created as a Forum to showcase Emerging Green Technologies. An opportunity to learn, share and explore Green Energy Ideas and Innovations.

This interesting site is run by a bus driver in Iceland who touts their use of geothermal energy and who wishes for more renewable energy resources. He invites guests to write articles for this blog about eco-energy topics like solar, wind, and transportation.

Rinkesh Kukreja lives in Delhi, and he’s just as concerned as any other world citizen about dependence on foreign energy sources, its impact on economies, and threats to national security. You can learn more about topics such as geothermal energy, recycling, and fossil fuels through Rinkesh’s blog.

The blog of a UK renewable energy electricity supplier

Living off the grid:

“….My name is Hugh and I live off-grid and off-road on a peninsula in North West Scotland called Scoraig. ….”

A chronicle of a South African family’s transition to an off-grid, self sufficient and eco-friendly lifestyle.

Colin Beavan and “his adventures of a guilty liberal who attempts to safe the planet and the discoveries he makes about himself and our way of life in the process.” (also available as a book, highly recommended). Very readable and entertaining blog that also covers living off the grid in the middle of New York. He now has a new website:

A very American blog on home-steading and living off the grid, however with a lot of practical advise

Websites against nuclear power plants:

(Well, we guess you’re not expecting pro nuclear websites here?)

FB page and website of the opponents of nuclear power plant at Thyspunt, near JBay

Again, of course!

Very informative! Beyond Nuclear aims to educate and activate the public about the connections between nuclear power and nuclear weapons and the need to abandon both to safeguard our future. Beyond Nuclear advocates for an energy future that is sustainable, benign and democratic. The Beyond Nuclear team works with diverse partners and allies to provide the public, government officials, and the media with the critical information necessary to move humanity toward a world beyond nuclear.

NGOs, CBOs and individuals throughout South Africans have formed a broadbased national coalition to oppose the expansion of the nuclear industry and to demand a commitment to public participation in energy planning.

Earthlife Africa”s Johannesburg branch was founded in 1988 to mobilise civil society around environmental issues in relation to people. The organization has since grown to include branches in Cape Town, eThekwini and Tshwane, as well as Windhoek.

Other interesting websites:

The Flow Ambassadors are two groups of youth in two South African towns – Kokstad and Piketberg – with leadership potential who are being trained to play an awareness raising role in their local communities to support increased innovation and adaptive capacity in the face of climate change, resource depletion and growing inequality and poverty. They are raising awareness about localisation through community currencies, the challenges and possibilities of environmental and social issues as well as helping to identify and catalyse new green and social entrepreneurial opportunities. They are mapping and documenting their towns through surveys, GIS, blogs, storytelling, video journalism and photography.