South Africa is clearly transitioning to a cleaner green economy, as Cabinet’s approved 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), outlines increased allocations for wind power. Wind will contribute eighteen percent, solar photovoltaic six percent and hydro eight percent.
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has responded to the recent load-shedding that the country is experiencing once again. The Association sees the current energy constraints as a clear symptom of Eskom fleet’s reduced energy availability factor (EAF) and a reminder that the country needs to procure new generation capacity in order to bring the EAF to healthy levels again.READ MORE
Besides generating much-needed clean and affordable electricity, wind energy has the power to unlock economic growth in Africa, give a new impulse to the continent’s under-performing manufacturing sector. This and developing an energy storage industry can develop and transform economies and create millions of direct and indirect jobs. READ MORE
As the world celebrates another annual Global Handwashing Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) emphasizes the fact that the very simple act of handwashing with soap can save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who needlessly die every year.READ MORE
COMMENTS ON THE NATIONAL TREASURY POLICY PAPER ON
ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION, INCLUSIVE GROWTH, AND COMPETITIVENESS: TOWARDS AN ECONOMIC STRATEGY FOR SOUTH AFRICA
Prepared by: South African Wind Energy Association
Contact: Ntombifuthi Ntuli (CEO) – firstname.lastname@example.org,.za
14 September 2019
Mpumalanga is not alone in facing a dicey future: Coal regions around the world are in a similar predicament and some governments have already taken steps to compensate coal workers where mines are to close.