5 July 2013 | ESI Africa
“Speaking at a recent South African green energy youth summit the country’s deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe said, “Like many of our development efforts, the efforts on developing a green economy tend to be focused on the creation of jobs and intensifying the fight against the inter-linked, triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality. Issues of climate change compound our development challenges to the extent that we have to initiate clean development models even as we move away from old ones that fall foul of clean energy imperatives.
“South Africa has had a number of responses and initiatives towards climate change in an attempt to meet the Copenhagen targets. One of the policy decisions that has been initiated and contributes towards the green economy is the Integrated Resource Plan 2010-2030 (also known as IRP2010). On the 17th of March 2011, Cabinet approved the IRP2010 for promulgation by the department of energy. Continue reading