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Press Release: New technologies help South Africans stay warm and save money this winter

6 June 2013 Cape Town – A range of new renewable and efficient energy products is helping many South Africans to keep the lights on and fight the winter cold, despite rising energy prices and the threat of load-shedding. These include, among others, the Philips Efficient Cook Stove, The EcoZoom Plancha Stove and Barefoot Power […]

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Applications for the 2012 DBREV Scholarship open.

The Douglas Banks Renewable Energy Vision (DBREV) Scholarship was set up in honour of South Africa’s leading renewable energy advocates and Restio Energy’s founder, Dr. Douglas Banks, who passed away in 2008. The DBREV Scholarship is open to individuals willing to carry forward Doug’s passion and vision. More details on the scholarship and the man […]

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Real People doing Unreal Things: Restio Energy MD, Robert Aitken

The Financial Mail recently interviewed Restio Energy’s managing director, Robert Aitken, on the opportunities offered by the efficient biomass stoves sold by the company and the socially-aware sales models used to realize these benefits. The article was featured in the January 2011 edition of the publication – the online version is available here

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Julia Roberts is the new Global Ambassador for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, a public-private partnership spearheaded by the United Nations Foundation and supported by US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, recently announced that award-winning actress has been appointed as its global ambassador. As proud member of the alliance, Restio Energy welcomes Ms Roberts to the worldwide fight to save lives, improve […]

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2011

With 2011 already a month old, we thought it wise to post a quick update on our plans for the year. At the moment, Restio Energy consulting is busy with 2 projects in Africa: 1. Monitoring the off-grid Solar Home System concession utility in the Eastern Cape (we form part of the monitoring team headed […]

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Saving Trees – One Stove at a Time

For most people, Arbor week has always been about planting trees: it is something very visible, tangible and allows one to leave a legacy that will more than likely last several generations. However, when planting, we also need to think about saving trees. Most forests in the world are concentrated in the developing world. This […]

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