Climate finance can empower South Africa to build a greener, healthier future where it costs less to keep the lights on.
South Africans have welcomed another month of much-needed relief at the petrol pump.
But, the diesel price per litre is reversing the trend and has become more expensive. Why?
Time is running out for owners of large buildings to get official energy ratings.
Coal’s dominance in South Africa’s electricity mix – totalling 90 per cent of electricity generation – means the rising price of coal is making bills more expensive.
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.
South Africa is a coal-dependent country. Coal makes up 74 per cent of the country’s total electricity supply. In the first quarter of 2021, 81.8 per cent of South Africa’s electricity came from coal.