by Brian Neyra
In the midst of a power crisis, South Africa is saving the planet.
The rolling blackouts have resulted in decreased industrial activity which in turn has greatly lessened emissons from factories and manufacturing plants, allowing the country to stay well under its emmission target limits.
The blackouts may well have affected the operations of gasoline stations, preventing motorists from filling up their vehicles and driving around, further reducing pollution.
Even in the dark, there can be a bright spot.