Delaying coal plant decommissioning is projected to lead to 15,300 excess air pollution-related deaths and cost R345 billion, finds CREA analysis.
South Africa’s heavy coal dependence is driving a climate and health crisis — tackling both together will reap huge benefits for people and the economy.
Nersa is proposing a new electricity pricing structure to reflect South Africa’s evolving and diversifying energy market.
The IEA says that clean energy investment in emerging and developing economies must grow to USD $2.8 trillion annually by the early 2030s.
No new coal and nuclear, very little gas, and the massive deployment of renewables for the least cost electricity, says the PCC.
The three gas-to-power ships will “cost South Africa billions of rand and be loaded onto your electricity bill”, argues OUTA.
EU demand for coal imports is set to plummet by 2030, to be replaced by critical minerals and technologies for the clean energy transition.
Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.
No wind turbines were connected to South Africa’s grid in 2022, inhibiting progress toward solving load-shedding and fossil fuel price volatility.
Wind and solar energy grew to a record 12 per cent of global electricity generation in 2022, according to a new report by Ember.
Spain is investing in South Africa’s green transition to develop renewable energy, electric vehicles and water projects.
Halving emissions this decade is crucial, yet relying on coal and gas will add fuel to the fire of climate change.
The Pretoria High Court has granted leave to appeal the Deadly Air judgement regarding toxic air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area.
New analysis reveals how industry lobbying is successfully obstructing progress to net zero and the associated socio-economic benefits.
Natural gas presents a risk to the success of the green energy transition, to the economy and to the country’s climate goals.