Energy efficiency is recognised as the most cost-effective, least-polluting and readily available energy source. More than half of the electricity-sector related carbon emissions reduction target in the coming twenty years in South Africa could be achieved through energy efficiency.
In 2005, the South African government published South Africa’s national energy efficiency strategy that set a target of 12% energy demand reduction by 2015. In addition, the department of energy’s approved 2012 strategic plan for the next three years has set a national energy saving target of 20 TWh from implemented energy efficiency and demand side management (EEDSM) measures across all sectors including the public sector. Read on ESI-Africa >