Green & Circular Economy News
EU Delegation in South Africa engaged with national, provincial and local South African government stakeholders, as well as representatives from industry and civil society, in an online dialogue on the theme of green SMME recovery. This engagement forms part of various initiatives in the build-up to the #Team Europe Climate Diplomacy Week, which runs from 14 – 23 September.
Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe met with renewable-energy stakeholders on Thursday in an effort to build trust, improve communication and reduce obstacles to the roll-out of renewable energy in South Africa - Terence Creamer
Investors in renewable energy and municipalities both must give ground if South Africa is to find a lasting solution to the electricity crisis, argues electricity analyst - Chris Yelland
In order to provide clarity to EU stakeholders, the webinar explored the current status and the reasons, real or perceived, for the regulatory blockages delaying much needed private sector investment in the energy sector.
An energy storm is driving innovations and reforms in own use electricity generation in South Africa’s municipalities.
On 18 February 2020, the Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy published a consultation paper and invited the public to comment.
Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Green Deal, was in South Africa in early March 2020.
Globally, most GHG emissions are due to fossil fuels and this is especially the case in South Africa. Additional contributions expected from developing countries means that the global energy demand is expected to rise by a third by 2040.
As the electricity infrastructure development plan for the country, the IRP is to be based on least-cost electricity supply and demand balance