Renewable Energy: Facts and Futures The energy future we want WWF ZA Energy Report: WWF 2017_Renewable Energy Facts and Futures Final
South Africa - Making the right energy choices The SDGs in the context of South Africa's exclusive economy 16. May. 2017 by Louise Scholtz, Saliem Fakir Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
On 17 February South African Climate Action Network (SACAN) hosted a meeting at the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) office in Johannesburg that brought together civil society organisations (CSO's) to reflect on the most recent session of the climate change negotiations (UNFCCC COP22) and share information on activities planned for this year. Happy Khambule of... Continue Reading →
We urge G20 leaders to demonstrate their commitment to the Paris Agreement with a strong action plan on climate and energy for development.
Ahead of the G20 meeting in July, climate change, global inequality and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals were high on the agenda of civil society’s discussions.
Although mini electrical grids aren’t widely used in Southern Africa, a pilot project outside Cape Town is testing if these can be a financially sustainable off-grid way to address energy poverty here, writes Leonie Joubert.
Introducing more renewable energy into the energy mix of African countries is urgently needed to reduce our carbon emissions and avoid the extreme impacts of runaway climate change. This starts with transitioning from a bulk of electricity being generated by fossil fuels such as coal and oil to an energy mix dominated by sustainable, low-carbon and environment-friendly energy sources: renewable energies, particularly wind and solar energy.
The rapidly escalating price of electricity in this country has far-ranging consequences from the poorest households to the biggest industries. Eskom wants the energy regulator to consider a tariff increase without the public utility supplying the statutory minimum information requirements. What is Eskom trying to hide?