9 July 2012 – The Green Hour radio program, an initiative of the Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE) and Kingfisher FM in Nelson Mandela Bay (NMB), celebrated its first anniversary after producing 44 energy efficiency and sustainability awareness shows.
Launched on the 4th of July 2011, the SAEE joined forces with Gareth Burley, a radio presenter on Kingfisher FM to start a national conversation about energy efficiency. The community in NMB have heard live studio interviews from various people within the energy industry; Lisa Reynolds representing the SABS who discussed the latest building standards; Dr Braam Dalgleish on the National Energy Barometer Survey; CMG motors explaining what energy efficient motors can mean to ensure sustainable savings; explanation of the results of the Eskom CFL roll-out programme with Dr Michael Simon from Fort Hare University; Kobus Krog speaking on the benefits he received from attending the Energy Training Foundation’s Fundamentals for Energy Management Training (FEMT) course; award-winning energy efficiency housing with Moladi construction; and cleaner production methods with Alf Hartzenberg from NCPC-SA.
Burley presents the lunch show weekdays on Kingfisher FM, and Green Hour on Mondays from 1-2 PM with live streaming on www.kingfisherfm.co.za. In addition, daily energy news is broadcast at 1:30 PM and newsfeeds and Green Hour audio clips can be found by visiting the SAEE’s Green Hour blog on www.saee.greehour.org.za.