The CER has applied to be admitted as amicus curiae (a friend of the court) in the City of Cape Town’s case against NERSA and the Minister of Energy. Our application is focused on the Constitutional obligations of local government, not only to provide affordable electricity, but also to provide clean and healthy electricity in line with the obligation to promote a safe and healthy environment. We highlight the fundamental role that local government must play in the transition away from fossil fuels to renewables.
You can read our media release here – https://cer.org.za/news/municipalities-must-be-allowed-to-provide-clean-electricity-cer-intervenes-in-electricity-case
The application papers are available here – https://cer.org.za/programmes/pollution-climate-change/litigation/final-cer-application-to-be-admitted-as-amicus-curiae-in-the-city-of-cape-town-v-nersa-and-minister-of-energy-case-no-51765-2017.
The parties have until Wednesday (22 May) to file any objections.
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