Delaying coal plant decommissioning is projected to lead to 15,300 excess air pollution-related deaths and cost R345 billion, finds CREA analysis.
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.
Investing in energy storage can quickly address load shedding and lay the foundations for a cleaner, more secure power system, said the IISD.
Energy storage such as grid batteries and pumped hydro can address the electricity crisis and ease load-shedding, according to the new study.
A survey of South Africa’s renewable energy pipeline shows 66 GW of wind and solar projects are at various stages of development.
Eskom’s plan to temporarily bypass sulphur dioxide controls at Kusile coal power plant poses a deadly health risk to local communities.
The Pretoria High Court has granted leave to appeal the Deadly Air judgement regarding toxic air pollution in the Highveld Priority Area.
Evidence shows an additional 5 GW of renewable capacity could all but end load shedding and its associated socio-economic damage.
New analysis reveals how industry lobbying is successfully obstructing progress to net zero and the associated socio-economic benefits.
To address the power and climate crises, massive investments in transmission infrastructure and renewables are needed over the coming years.
While the world plans for a future without gas, an upsurge in new gas projects in South Africa is likely a “costly mistake”.
South Africa’s cabinet has approved the $8.5 billion (R155 billion) plan to help the country transition away from fossil fuels.
Mpumalanga province is not typically known for wind and solar generation, but there are major advantages to encroaching on coal country.
Air pollution is the world’s most critical environmental health risk. South Africa’s use of fossil fuels produces hundreds of millions of tonnes of emissions annually.
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.