Nersa is proposing a new electricity pricing structure to reflect South Africa’s evolving and diversifying energy market.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is promoted as a cleaner fuel alternative, but also comes with risks to the climate and health.
Unfortunately, compressed natural gas is not actually a green alternative fuel. CNG-powered vehicles are just as bad for the environment as their petrol or diesel counterparts.
South Africa’s car manufacturing industry can remain a key contributor to the economy if it pivots to electric as soon as possible.
Climate change is impacting agriculture, farmers’ livelihoods and the price of our food. Action is essential to safeguard food security.
Mitigating climate change and increasing domestic food production can help to address food insecurity and rising prices.
While the world plans for a future without gas, an upsurge in new gas projects in South Africa is likely a “costly mistake”.
Natural gas presents a risk to the success of the green energy transition, to the economy and to the country’s climate goals.
Climate finance can empower South Africa to build a greener, healthier future where it costs less to keep the lights on.
No new coal and nuclear, very little gas, and the massive deployment of renewables for the least cost electricity, says the PCC.
The Kyoto Protocol made history in 1997 as the first major international effort to slow climate change.
Energy is essential for the functioning of any modern economy. South Africa’s Central Energy Fund (CEF) does the vital job of maintaining that energy supply.
South Africa’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is the country’s long-term energy plan until 2030. It became official government policy in October 2019.
South Africa is experiencing a number of environmental issues, including global warming, pollution and species loss.
Since 2003, the South African government has been funding free electricity for the poorest households. This is because it recognises that poverty is a barrier to electricity access.
This phase-down of coal will bring significant changes to South Africa. This makes the need for a just transition away from coal fundamental to ensure no one is left behind.