Archive: 2019 IRP
Analysts agree that natural gas is too risky for South Africa, and it is not needed for the energy transition from coal to clean.
Coal is the world’s dirtiest energy. A just transition from coal mining will profoundly benefit people and the environment.
The mission of the Department of Energy is to “regulate and transform the sector for the provision of secure, sustainable and affordable energy”.
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is the regulatory body for the country’s energy industries. It regulates the electricity, gas and petroleum pipeline industries.
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.