Author: Staff Writer
South Africa’s Low Emission Development Strategy 2050 is the country’s most recent emissions reductions plan.
South Africa suffers from crippling power outages, locally known as load shedding. In the first three months of 2021, load shedding occurred for 650 hours.
The Independent Power Producers (IPP) procurement programme is part of the South African government’s answer to its energy generation shortage.
Carbon dioxide is a chemical compound that presents as a gas in the Earth’s atmosphere. It consists of one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms.
There is no fracking in South Africa at the moment. This is due to a court ruling overturning the government’s fracking regulations brought by activists.
Currently, South Africa is neither a large exporter nor importer of LNG. However, there are now plans in the country to develop this fossil fuel industry.
In August 2021, the South African government announced a steep rise in the price of petrol – an increase of 91 cents per litre. This will place pressure on consumers, said a representative from the country’s Automobile Association.