Snowy Mountains to host the Australian X-Triathlon National Championships and Round 4 of Trail Run Australia

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The Snowies will once again prepare to welcome even more world class athletes to the region, as triathletes and trail runners head to the Snowy Mountains

SNOWY MOUNTAINS, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, January 21, 2019 / — Just two weeks after the region comes alive with mountain bikers from across the nation at the Snowies Mountain Bike Festival, the Snowies will once again prepare to welcome even more world class athletes to the region, as triathletes and trail runners head to the Snowy Mountains for the Australian National Cross Triathlon Championships and Trail Run Australia on the 23rd and 24th of February.

The Snowy Mountains which two years ago won the rights to host the ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships has once again be chosen as the host for the Australian National Championships due to its outstanding trails, facilities and natural beauty. National championship contenders will tackle a challenging 1.5km swim in Lake Crackenback, followed by a heart pumping 30km of XC Mountain Biking and a 10km trail run within the natural beauty of the Thredbo Valley and Kosciuszko National Park.

Amongst the gritty, off road action of the event, athletes will also be treated to the luxury of the race hub at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa with its 4.5 star facilities on hand to make it a weekend to remember for all athletes.
And it’s not just the elite of the triathlon world who will have the opportunity to experience the amazing racing in the region, groups of mates, friends and members of clubs from across the country will also be making their way to the region to compete in one of the many events and courses on offer. Events include the Australian Age Group Championships, as well as Sprint, Junior, Teaser and Dirt Kids events offering the opportunity for all comers to be a part of the multisport action in the Snowy Mountains.

The Cross Triathlon Championships, hosted on Saturday are coupled with another day of extraordinary trail running action on Sunday. The final round of the national Trail Run Australia Series will be hosted in the region with the Snowies Ultra Trail Run.

This is an awe inspiring 50km course taking in all the highlights of the spectacular Thredbo Valley and Little Thredbo River including the iconic suspension bridges offering views of expansive alpine vistas. But, if you’re not quite up to the full 50km there are other options including the half marathon, 11km and 5km events, as well as a free kids mud rats run.

All in all, if you love being in the outdoors and you want to discover the very best of the iconic Snowy Mountains, then February 2019 is the time to do it.

Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the NSW Government was proud to be supporting the event which is considered Australia’s ultimate MultiSport Festival.
“Not only will event participants be challenged by some of the most demanding and unique terrain in Australia, but the Snowy Mountains will also provide a stunning backdrop for both our visiting world class athletes and supporting spectators to enjoy,” Mr Barilaro said.
“I wish all participants the very best of luck across the events and encourage all visitors to take the time to explore the stunning Snowies region at this beautiful time of year.”

The Snowies MultiSport Festival is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. Athletes wishing to be a part of the 2019 Festival are advised to be quick as entries sold out last year and are currently more than 90% full.

To find out more and to enter on line go to

About TreX
TreX is Australia’s home grown national cross triathlon series. For thirteen years TreX has positioned itself as the pinnacle of cross, or off-road, triathlon racing in Asia-Pacific. Presented by the premier outdoor adventure event specialists In2Adventure, TreX challenges athletes with a swim, mountain bike and trail run. While each TreX event features an open/elite category the TreX Cross Triathlon national series invites participation from all ages and skill levels.

About Trail Run Australia
Trail Run Australia takes runners to some of the most iconic and stunning destinations in this spectacular land down under. It challenges participants to get off road and take on a challenge against mother nature in some of the most demanding and diverse terrain that the country has to offer.
From stunning beaches, to historic goldfields, remote rocky outcrops and rich rainforests, all the way to the spectacular alpine vistas in the iconic Snowy Mountains. Trail Run Australia inspires runners to tread the path less travelled in this wild and beautiful land.
All festivals include a:
– Half Marathon;
– 10-12km;
– 5-6km; and
– Free Kids Mud Rats Events
The series finale also includes a 50km Ultra in Australia’s iconic Snowy Mountains.
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About In2Adventure
In2Adventure are Asia-Pacific’s premier adventure event specialists, and the proud hosts of the 2016 ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships. With a full calendar of national events scheduled throughout Australia, including cross triathlon, XC Mountain Bike, trail runs and corporate events, In2Adventure fully embraces all things ‘off road’ and ‘off the beaten track’ and offers a unique, individual experience for all ages and skill levels.
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From left: Eleanor Phillips of The Nature Conservancy; Holger Michael of the CCI Steering Committee; Karolin Troubetzkoy, new Envoy for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative; and Yabanex Batista of the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund.

CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA, January 21, 2019 / — ST. LUCIA (January 17, 2019) – St. Lucian hotelier Karolin Troubetzkoy has joined the Caribbean's efforts to address the crisis of marine and coastal resources degradation with her appointment this week as Envoy of the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI).

CCI was launched in 2008 in response to the crisis facing the Caribbean's marine and coastal resources. The organization serves as a voluntary, informal and innovative platform uniting a coalition of governments, the private sector and partners around collaborative action to conserve and sustainably manage the Caribbean's diverse marine environment.

Troubetzkoy, the executive director of the storied Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts, was appointed to the newly created position following a CCI Steering Committee meeting in Castries this week.

"It is humbling to be asked to serve in such an important position to help ensure a more prosperous and sustainable future for the region," said Troubetzkoy. "Creating a more resilient marine environment is a critical component to reduce our vulnerabilities to climate change. These regional challenges are best tackled through inter-stakeholder collaboration. I look forward to building awareness of the CCI, its goals and the opportunities presented by this initiative. Investing my time and efforts in this volunteer leadership role is built on my desire to give back to a region which I have called home for many decades."

This is not the first time Troubetzkoy has held a leadership role in the Caribbean; she served as President of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association from 2016 to 2018. In St. Lucia, Troubetzkoy has recently been reelected President of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association, a position she also held from 2010 to 2015. She was instrumental in the creation of St. Lucia's Tourism Enhancement Fund.

Since its inception, CCI has galvanized new funding and concrete action, and has supported Caribbean governments in meeting their conservation and sustainable development commitments. CCI describes itself as an "action shop", emphasizing tangible impacts.

Participating members – including 11 governments and 15 companies – have formally declared their commitment to marine and coastal conservation, and have agreed to take action to help achieve the initiative's two major goals: to conserve and effectively manage at least 20 percent of the marine and coastal environment by 2020; and to put in place fully functioning finance mechanisms that provide long-term, reliable funding to ensure a healthy marine and coastal environment into the future.

To date, five countries (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the United States Virgin Islands) have achieved or surpassed the 20 percent benchmark. The remaining countries (The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) are actively pursuing plans for declarations to meet their commitments by 2020, and in her new role Troubetzkoy intends to shepherd this process and mobilize high-level political support for major CCI advancements and events.

At the meeting in St. Lucia, the CCI Steering Committee also announced the creation of its 2020 road map, a series of national level activities across the CCI countries to celebrate the countries which have met the "20-by-20" goal and also to encourage those still working towards their commitments.

The centerpiece of CCI's financial architecture is the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund (CBF), which was established in 2012 and currently manages US$70 million towards effective management of the Caribbean's marine environment.

CBF's Chief Executive Officer, Yabanex Batista, commented: "The CBF along with national level funds aim to serve as a financial platform to attract and effectively deploy resources for conservation in the Caribbean. We look forward to working hand in hand with Mrs. Troubetzkoy to galvanize action and increase financial support for achieving CCI Goals."

Financial commitments have been received from The Nature Conservancy, the Government of Germany through the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Global Environment Facility through The World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme.

In welcoming the envoy, Chairman of the CCI Steering Committee, German Ambassador Holger Michael stated: "The appointment of Karolin Troubetzkoy as CCI Envoy represents a significant step in achieving the CCI objectives of sustainable coastal area management."

Eleanor Phillips, External Affairs Director for T he Nature Conservancy in the Caribbean, added: "As one of the key architects of the CCI, The Nature Conservancy is excited to have Mrs. Troubetzkoy join as CCI Envoy, a role we see as critical to encouraging CCI member countries to achieve CCI goals by 2020."

About the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI)
The Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) is a coalition of governments , companies and partners working together to accelerate action on the marine and coastal environment.
Founded in 2008 by a group of Caribbean governments eager to enhance the conservation of their marine and coastal resources, the CCI has since grown to include private sector membership and garner over US$75 million in funding commitments. CCI governments and territories signed a CCI Leaders Declaration in May 2013 committing them to effectively conserve 20 percent of their marine and coastal resources by 2020. CCI companies committed to changing business practices and supporting the conservation actions of the CCI Leaders Declaration by endorsing the CCI Corporate Compact.

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Renewable Energy Companies Leaving Millions in Unclaimed Royalty Income on the Table by not Licensing Data

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Data owners who out-license or cross-license their data could collectively see a total royalty income upwards of US$673 million in the US alone.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, January 20, 2019 / — Digital content aggregation and data licensing is a well-established business practice for digitally delivered services in other industries. Just like a Hollywood movie studio develops a new blockbuster and licenses it to movie theaters, television broadcasters, and other online digital media platforms like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc., there is a need for a Netflix of energy data in order to provide companies with a commercial incentive to share their content.

With the advent of digital transformation in renewable energy, this industry has an opportunity in front of it to share more of the data which companies have amassed on asset performance and health monitoring. There are already several digital service platform providers, a plethora of asset owners, as well as data analytics companies who will create more digital content in 2019 than in the rest of the industry’s history combined.

This comes in the form of asset performance reports which analyze SCADA and CMS data, and could even combine other data like end of warranty inspection reports, borescope images for a gearbox, blade leading edge erosion monitoring, bearing lubricant quality and more.

These companies will be generating digital content and data that has both direct value for asset performance management or asset health monitoring, as well as indirect value in terms of competitive and market intelligence, such (i.e. identification of component failures, technology usage inside the wind turbine, component pricing data, etc.).

Proactive asset owners, OEMs, or insurance brokers with reams of asset reliability and performance data who out-license or cross-license their data could collectively see a total royalty income upwards of US$673 million in recognized commercial value for the data they own or control in the United States market alone.

This underscores the need for a data and digital content exchange to facilitate such licensing transactions. Enter the Energy Data Alliance, a group of companies who have agreed to pool data and cross-license it with each other. Comprised of OEMs, asset owners and data analytics providers, this platform creates a standardized process for data rich companies to share data and generate royalty income.

In the past, asset owners, OEMs or independent service providers had no commercial incentive to share their data with other companies. This resulted in most companies stockpiling a significant amount of SCADA, CMS and other data while being highly reluctant to share it for fear of liability exposure on warranty claims.

However, most companies would likely share more of their data if they were offered a royalty for licensing it, instead of just giving it away to a data pool. Nevertheless, most of these content-generating companies will not consider the monetization of this indirect value related to market intelligence as a core business for them.

As with the adoption of digital content aggregation and data licensing in other industries, what is required for this data-as-a-service (DaaS) business model to function in renewable energy is an online marketplace for asset health monitoring and asset performance data.

The companies who have data to share can anonymously list the data fields they have to license, and potentially a small sample of their data. Interested buyers / licensees would evaluate the content and indicate if they were willing to accept the commercial terms related to the license, such as duration, exclusivity, jurisdiction of the license, prohibited uses, etc.

Once the license transaction is agreed upon, and the licensee provides payment, the content owners share their data through their own application programming interface (API) or some other information sharing mechanism. Companies can even offset their cost of in-licensing data which they require to build digital models / twins if they share some of their own data.

Content owners retain all rights, title, and maintain data security / integrity themselves on their own servers until the transfer of a copy of their data. All transferred content can be digitally tagged and the usage can be tracked by using blockchain / digital ledger technology in order to ensure proper use and license term compliance.

Asset owners and other data contributors can retain the right to refuse to license at their discretion by utilizing a rules engine. That means asset owners, OEMs, and component suppliers who contribute data will only license what they want & to whom they want.

This package of information can then be used to identify sales opportunities for aftermarket components, fleetwide servicing issues, or even performance upgrade opportunities which asset owners did not know existed.

Most asset performance and health monitoring data is highly fragmented due to distributed asset ownership of turbine models from a single OEM amongst multiple asset owners and operators. This business model would allow data analytics companies or the services divisions of OEMs to pool data from several asset owners or even the asset owners plus other OEMs in order to get a complete picture.

Content licensing is an enabler for multi-brand services, since OEMs who want to perform service on competitor branded assets will require the SCADA, CMS and other data from the asset owner to build the digital asset profile / twin.

In the emerging field of digital services, companies who generate data and companies who want access to it need to employ a content licensing business model in order to recognize the full value of their products and services.

Content monetization opportunities exist for asset owners, and even insurance companies. They are likely to see commercial benefit from partnerships with analytics companies, asset performance management companies, asset health monitoring companies, and energy trading / balancing companies who are all data thirsty at the moment. The asset performance data can be sold or traded for services or other commercial rights, as companies with data attempt to balance the negotiating field in service agreements with companies that have a strong IP position.

While we may be less mature in renewable energy when it comes to monetizing data, we certainly have significant upside potential that data owners should not let go to waste. Companies can monetize both direct and indirect value from their data.

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Does the Quality of Solar Equipment make a Difference?

A deeper take on whether South Africans should consider quality equipment from a reputable supplier.

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 20, 2019 / — The South African economy rarely reaches the news with a positive headline. And when it happens, the Rand usually piggybacks on what is happening internationally. It has yet to grow based on local changes, instead of bask in the glory or downfall of an overseas economy.

Based on this knowledge, which directly influences living expenses in general, it is understandable that people want to save. This creates the problem of whether to focus on quantity or quality. And as with everything in life, not all solar panels are created equal. For example, monocrystalline panels look like polycrystalline at face value. But they are essentially different in terms of construction.

Monocrystalline panels make use of a solid silicone cell, whereas a polycrystalline panel is a combination of small cells. Both are efficient and effective while they have distinct differences, but where these panels were developed is what individuals should really be concerned about.

Picking up a solar panel at the local hardware/convenience shop can help depending on what it will be used for. However, it can turn out to be a guessing game once the panel is in use. Because without proper information about the panel, the output, or even a warranty of some kind, it is no surprise that so many South Africans still believe solar is not worth the investment.

The difference between buying panels off the street and going through an experienced supplier like Solar Advice is the knowledge and guarantee of the equipment being bought. For instance, Solar Advice provides specific details about panel brands, capabilities, specific warranties, and anything else that a consumer should be aware of. In addition, clients can ask for advice if there is something that is not clear to them.

At the end of the day, quality solar equipment means there is a level of expectancy. An expectancy to be durable and efficient for years to come, as supposed to only for a few months, which is the risk when investing in equipment that does not even have the proper packaging. Investing in quality solar equipment also means someone specific can be held responsible.

And while the prices of solar equipment are reaching a peak in terms of affordability, there is no better time like the present for South Africans to invest in their independence. Keeping in mind that solar arrays pay for themselves fairly quickly, it only makes sense to install quality equipment the first time.

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Gearlab Announces Conservation Program with Global Activist Sea Shepherd with Custom Paddles

Special edition paddles will feature new Gearlab and Sea Shepherd logos and slogan for 2019.

New updated fleet: Part of Sea Shepherd’s new anti-whaling fleet, the Ocean Warrior is one of the flagship vessels.

100 percent of the profits per sale will be donated to Sea Shepherd.

While we can’t change the world, we start by making changes within our community, said owner Chung-Shih. This program is a natural fit for us. GL is made up of activists and avid outdoor supporters.”

— Chung-Shih Sun

TAIPEI, , TAIWAN,, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 / — Taipei, Taiwan, January 18, 2019— Gearlab, award-winning design company of high-performance kayak paddles, and global nonprofit Sea Shepherd have just announced a collaboration to make a limited-edition collection of painted paddles embossed with the Sea Shepherd logo. A preliminary launch and pre-order date will be set for January 2019. The paddles will ship early March 2019.

For more than 40 years, Sea Shepherd has worked diligently to end the destruction of open water habitat and the slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

For this agreement, 100 percent of the profits per sale will be donated to Sea Shepherd.

The founders of Gearlab believe strongly in the advocacy and protection of our outdoor assets on land and in water. “We believe in the work Sea Shepherd does, and we feel our mission is aligned with theirs. Sea Shepherd has a very strong reputation in our industry; it’s an honor to have put together this program with them,” said Chung-Shih Sun, co-founder and developer of Gearlab paddles.

Gearlab paddles are designed, produced, and tested by a team of industrial engineers who are passionate about outdoor adventures, especially paddling. These top-of-the-line paddles enhance speed, agility, and promote adventure and fun on the water. Gearlab is an outdoor-focused company that believes by introducing more people to the outdoors and adventure this will inherently drive the passion to protect nature’s assets.

“While we can’t change the world, we start by making changes within our community,” said Chung-Shih. “This program is a natural fit for the group at Gearlab. The team is made up of activists and avid outdoor supporters, Gearlab organizes company-sponsored activities, including trail and ocean cleanups and promotes Leave No Trace policies. Gearlab also creates outreach programs, Outdoor experiences are especially hard to come by for youngsters in urban Asia, where many tend to be isolated from nature. We work to change this.”

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About Sea Shepherd
“Established in 1977, our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. We use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.”

For the past seven years, Gearlab has designed and manufactured Greenland-style carbon fiber paddles for ocean kayakers around the world. Created by a team of award-winning industrial designers and outdoor enthusiasts, the paddles are adapted from indigenous Inuit designs. Greenland paddles allow kayakers to travel farther with greater efficiency and precision, while reducing injury and fatigue. Made from 100 percent continuous carbon fiber material, Gearlab perfects thousand-year old ergonomics with advanced material strength and durability. Gearlab paddles will open up a new realm of adventure for both recreational and advanced kayakers. Discover more benefits of Gearlab paddles at

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India selects dynaCERT Inc. technology to tackle pollution from diesel engines, major growth trajectory appears on tap

dynaCERT HG unit installed on diesel Truck

dynaCERT Inc. (TSX-V:DYA) HG technology reduces greenhouse gases ~50%, and reduces particulate matter ~75%, all while increasing fuel-savings up to ~20%.

dynaCERT Inc. (TSX:DYA)

dynaCERT Inc. (TSX-V: DYA) shares appear at the beginning of a major upside move as the market has only started to price in the reality of the magnitude developing for its HG technology.”

— Technology MarketWatch Journal

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, January 18, 2019 / — dynaCERT Inc. (TSX-V: DYA) (OTCQB: DYFSF) (Frankfurt: DMJ) is the subject of a Technology MarketWatch Journal review, the full copy of which may be viewed at online.

dynaCERT Inc. (TSX-V: DYA) (OTCQB: DYFSF) (Frankfurt: DMJ) shares appear at the beginning of a major upside move as the market has only started to price in the reality of the magnitude developing for its HG technology — a move toward a $1billion+ market cap in 2019 is not unreasonable.

dynaCERT Inc. currently has a market cap of only ~C$80 million, miniscule compared to where the Company is headed; DYA.V’s valuation appears poised to rise dramatically as its HydraGEN (HG) technology is increasingly being recognized globally as the single most effective and practical piece of equipment businesses and governments can adopt to meaningfully reduce greenhouse gases. In the later part of 2018 dynaCERT announced the results of official European TUV testing of it’s HG units, verifying emission reduction in NOx of ~55%+, CO of 50%, and particulate matter of 75%, all while saving fuel (note: TUV is facilitated by the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany which does testing in the EU, nothing can be installed on a vehicle without its testing and the subsequent ABE certification license — dynaCERT is expected to receive ABE certification for Europe imminently).

So impressive is the HydraGEN technology dynaCERT is the Gold Medal winner of the prestigious 2018 Edison Award for Best New Product. Recent news such as the January 16, 2019 news of the Company achieving a milestone from the Government of India involving sizable initial orders from two of twenty nine government states, and the December 20, 2018 decision by the government of Austria to proceed with a plan to equip all state-owned diesel-powered vehicles with HydraGENTM Technology are the type of announcements this publication is anticipating to play-out with increasing frequency throughout 2019 from an array of institutions globally taking action on pollution.

Validation through both on-road and accredited 3rd party testing of dynaCERT’s HydraGEN™ Technology have produced results of;
1) 6% to 19.2% reduction in Fuel Consumption,
2) 18% to 46.1% reduction in NOx emissions,
3) 25% to 48.1% reduction in CO emissions,
4) 6% to 19.2% reduction in CO2 emissions,
5) 30% to 50.1% reduction in THC emissions,
6) At least 65% reduction in particulate matter (no black smoke),
7) Increased engine power and torque,
8) Extended engine and oil life (lower maintenance costs),
9) Reduction of Diesel Emission Fuel (DEF) usage by 40% to 60%,
10) Reduction of Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) replacement period by at least 33%.

Technology that pays for itself: Noteworthy excerpt from Sept. 24, 2018 release regarding results, "While the dynamometer test showed a 8.9% fuel savings, separately, during the on-road break-in period after the baseline test, the on-board diagnostic (OBD) record of the 2018 MAN TGX 18-460 long haul truck with an HG1-45B showed a 20.1% average fuel savings for the 188 hours of tests, travelling through the mountainous terrain of southern Germany in a heavy load commercial operation."

Diesel engines are the lifeblood of all economies, and the size of the market potential for dynaCERT’s HG technology is enormous with 100's of millions of diesel engines in use globally. The India bus market is particularly noteworthy as the overall potential is enormous; the total number of buses in India alone exceeds one-half million diesel-powered vehicles. dynaCERT recently hosted hundreds of executives from the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC), whose members manage over 10 million trucks and 5 million buses in the India market.

Synopsis of HG technology and its Smart-ECU controller: dynaCERT’s technology is packaged into a small compartment that fits on the side of a truck. dynaCERT calls their units ‘HydraGEN’ (TM) or ‘HG’ for short. The unit interfaces with the truck engine’s computer and uses electrolysis to turn distilled water into pure (elemental) H2 & pure O2 gases (individually), produced and injected on demand to enhance the burn, drastically cutting harmful emissions, all while lowering fuel costs. This whole process is controlled by a smart-ECU (the brains of the unit) which can record the fuel savings and emission reductions while in operation, and provide an audit trail, essentially a greenhouse gas tracking system with the ability to account for future carbon credits. The CERT in dynaCERT stands for “Combustion Emission Reduction Technology”.

Technology MarketWatch Journal has identified numerous imminent catalysts poised to propel the share price of dynaCERT Inc. throughout 2019. The full Technology Journal review may be viewed at online.

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Solar Geysers versus Heat Pumps for the South African Climate

Discover more about alternative energy options and replacing conventional water heating

CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE, SOUTH AFRICA, January 18, 2019 / — At this point in time, there is no need to get into obvious reasons for switching to renewable energy. Apart from the environmental necessity, the current state of affairs at Eskom is not showing signs of letting up. Instead, higher tariffs are being requested in a desperate attempt to simply cover significant debt for the singular energy provider.

The logical solution is to make the switch to renewable/alternative energy sources. And one of the more significant steps South Africans can take would be to replace the conventional water heating system in their homes. Given that almost 50% of energy costs can be tied to the geyser, considering options like solar panels and heat pumps to take over the responsibility can save a lot of money.

But which one is better, the solar geyser or the heat pump?

At face value, the solar geyser might be the first solution to jump to mind. Based on the sunny climate of the country, nobody can go wrong by investing in solar. However, this does not mean it is the perfect solution for every household or business. And to get a better perspective on what these alternative energy sources offer, here is a breakdown of pros and cons.

Solar Geyser Pros and Cons

– The initial investment is typically more affordable
– The installation process is less complicated
– The lifespan of a solar array is longer
– Effectively heats water up to 70 – 80 degrees Celsius
– Does not require a connection to the power grid
– Little to no maintenance
– No moving parts and very durable

– Needs to be installed and mounted at a specific angle
– Depends on the grid during the night and through cloudy weather (assuming there is no battery bank)
– Slightly less efficient than a heat pump

Heat Pump Pros and Cons

– Does not require a specific spot or angle during installation
– The energy produced depends on temperature variations, not sunlight, meaning it is not limited to day time like solar (assuming the solar array does not have a battery bank)
– Effectively heats the water up to 85 degrees Celsius
– Uses only a third (33%) of the energy it takes a conventional geyser element to heat water

– Higher initial investment
– The life span of a heat pump averages between 5 and 10 years, whereas solar can be effective for up to 20 years
– Heat pumps run on electricity, although they are incredibly efficient

At the end of the day, South Africans need to look at their situation, compare the pros and cons, and make an informed decision. The good news is that Solar Advice stocks both solar geysers and heat pumps. Plus, objective advice about these systems is also available, just in case more clarity is necessary.

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Stuart Burchill’s Every Leaf Matters Program Shows Every Person Can Make a Global Difference

Stuart Burchill

Renewable Sprout Pencils Make Cleaning Air Easier Than Ever

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 / — In our busy lives, we often get caught up worrying about the here and now. Not many of us are actively thinking of how earth will be in 300 years once we are long gone. Climate change will alter our planet’s weather patterns and normal living conditions as we know it, unless we take active measures to slow down the process. Many times, you hear about businesses conducting in practices that are harmful for the environment. Stuart Burchill is someone that proves that businesses can not only reduce negative environmental impact but also be a positive influence.

Stuart initiated the program “Every Leaf Matters” to instill environmentally friendly practices within businesses. Every company that Stuart Burchill conducts business with receives a “thank you” gift, a Sprout Pencil. The ingenious pencil is made from renewable wood and has a small compartment with seeds in it instead of an eraser. Once the pencil runs out of lead, you plant the seeds in a pot of soil and in a few weeks, you have a beautiful plant.

Stuart Burchill states, “As a businessman, I initiated the program in the companies I manage and invest in as a marketing/branding strategy that had the additional benefit of actually making a big difference that became bigger as the program expanded.”

Stuart Burchill continues, “And that is where the work of cleaning air begins. People thinks of plants as pretty and, in the case of herbs for instance, delicious. However, what people rarely think of is the air cleaning power of even one potted plant.”

A study in 1989, conducted by NASA, found that 15 to 18 plants can continuously purify, ridding the air of toxins including carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and other chemicals from man-made materials used to insulate a home. NASA found that typical houseplants are the most efficient at removing toxins from the air. The typical houseplant is also found in tropical forests, where the leaves on these plants allow the plant to photosynthesize in the low light conditions of a typical home.

Stuart Burchill concludes, “Our Every Leaf Matters Program is a great example of how businesses and citizens can take small actions that in turn create a compounding effect improving our environment. These actions compounded over time, will have monumental difference for good and benefit future generations. Instead of downplaying the impact one individual can have, remember, every leaf matters.”

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Boat Harassment Concerns for Victorian Dolphins

Vessel approaching closer than 100 metres

Reports of vessels harassing dolphins raise concern for their welfare following reports about vessels harassing dolphins in both Port Phillip & Western Port.

“We must respect them by obeying the marine mammal regulations”, said Jeff Weir. “It’s not about spoiling the remarkable experience of seeing dolphins, just showing common sense”.

— Jeff Weir

MELBOURNE, VIC, AUSTRALIA, January 17, 2019 / — Boat Harassment Concerns for Victorian Dolphins
Reports of vessels harassing dolphins in both our bays raise concern for their welfare.
The Dolphin Research Institute has been inundated directly and through social media, about vessels harassing dolphins in both Port Phillip and Western Port.
TV news even screened a “fluff piece” showing people doing the wrong thing in Port Phillip.
This also comes in a week where Wildlife Officers are investigating the alleged stabbing of a dolphin in Gippsland.
Our bays are home to resident communities of bottlenose dolphins and common dolphins that share their home with 5 million Melburnians.
“It is remarkable to have these dolphins living in our backyard, when many coastal communities around the world (and Australia) are at risk of losing their resident dolphins”, said Jeff Weir.
“We must respect them by obeying the marine mammal regulations”, said Weir. “It’s not about spoiling the remarkable experience of seeing dolphins, just showing common sense”.
Victoria’s regulations state that “People shouldn’t deliberately approach dolphins closer than 100 metres in boats, 300 metres on Jetskis or 30m for paddlers and swimmers”.
If dolphins pop up close to you or approach your vessel, then ideally stop if safe to do so and watch, or slow down and keep your direction. Enjoy and value our remarkable marine treasures, then let them swim off, without following.
More information about the rules and protecting dolphins are available on the Dolphin Research Institute’s website:
Everyone can help the Institute’s long-term research programs by reporting dolphin sightings. They can also join people who have supported the Adopt-A-Dolphin program for 27 years! Without community support the Institute’s crucial research and education programs to protect our dolphins and bays will not happen.
To report sightings and support the Institute: or 03 5979 7100.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jeff Weir. 03 5979 7100 | 0419 356 388 |
IMAGERY: Photos and vision of dolphins are available.

Jeff Weir
Dolphin Research Institute
+61 419356388
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January Swing Dance for Charity in Clearwater Literally For the Birds

Clearwater’s historic Fort Harrison was the site of the monthly Swing Dance for Charity on January 10th. Bringing together dozens of swing dance enthusiasts, the event raised donations for the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary.

…the work that is being done by the Seabird Sanctuary shows that a determined group of people can be effective in taking care of a key part of Florida’s wildlife – birds.”

— Lisa Mansell, Church of Scientology representative

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, January 16, 2019 / — Clearwater, FL – On Thursday January 10th at Clearwater’s Fort Harrison, Savoy South Dance Hall kicked off the New Year with the monthly Swing Dance for Charity. Dancers turned out to support the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary and dance to the Flag Band, who performed traditional swing numbers as well as swing-tastic takes on modern pop songs.

The Fort Harrison is the international religious retreat for the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, the sponsor of this monthly event.

After refreshments, career dancer Ms. Arleene Bowles of Savoy South Dance Hall taught new dancers East Coast Swing. East Coast Swing is also known as the “jitterbug” and is said to have evolved from Lindy Hop during the 1940s. Swing dancing has seen a revival since the early 1990’s and has continued to maintain popularity.

Guests were then introduced to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary, represented by Keith Wilkins and rescued macaw Nemo. The Sanctuary is dedicated to wild bird rehabilitation and currently has more than 100 birds at its facility that are unable to be released back in to the wild. Nemo suffered from abuse by its former owner and was brought to the sanctuary, where she now acts as the facility’s official greeter.

"In the Way to Happiness, L. Ron Hubbard wrote ‘Care of the planet begins in one’s own front yard’ and the work that is being done by the Seabird Sanctuary shows that a determined group of people can be effective in taking care of a key part of Florida’s wildlife – birds,” said Lisa Mansell, the Public Affairs Director for the Church.

All of the funds donated at the dance that night were given to the Sanctuary to continue their rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

After learning about the Sanctuary, guests crowded the dance floor to swing to the Flag Band. The Flag Band also provided musical accompaniment for the traditional “Cake Walk” which gave guests another opportunity to donate to the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. Three different handmade desserts were awarded to 3 lucky winners – Last Dancer Standing, Best Strut and Best Dressed.

The February Swing Dance will be held on the 21st and will benefit Criminon Florida. Criminon (which means “no crime”) is an international non-profit dedicated to addressing the causes of criminality and restoring the criminal’s self-respect through effective secular education programs.

A donation of $15 includes refreshments, a dance lesson and swing dancing to the Flag Band. The dance lesson starts at 7pm, with open dancing at 8pm to the Flag Band. Partners are not required and experienced dancers will be on hand to assist Ms. Bowles. For more information about the event, please call (727) 467-6860.

About the Fort Harrison:
Since completing construction in 1926, the Fort Harrison has been the home to many events for charitable organizations. The latest owner, the Church of Scientology, completed a top to bottom restoration of the Fort Harrison in 2009, and since then has hosted over 320 community events there. Scientology is an applied religious philosophy, founded by L. Ron Hubbard. The Church makes its facilities available to non-profit groups as a service to the community.

Pat Harney
Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
+1 727-467-6860
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