The long awaited AIDC-commissioned research – RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – A Critique Of The Government’s Socio-Economic Programme – will be launched at AIDC at 18.00 on the 28th.
Liz McDaid, the well-known researcher and social activist, will introduce her research findings and recommendations. The meeting will be Chaired by Tasneem Essop, former Provincial Minister of Environment, Planning and Economic Development in the Western Cape and a current member of the National Planning Commission.
There will also be lots of time for questions and discussions, which can include Eskom’s threatened closure of 5 coal mines which Eskom claims to be a direct consequence of the government’s renewable energy programme.
For further information contact
Dominic Brown or Jeff Rudin
021 447 5770
RENEWABLE ENERGY Where are the jobs?
Popular Education Programme
Burning Issues 2: Focus on the trillion Rand Nuclear Deal
There has been a long history of opposition to nuclear energy in this country but as government continues with this R1 trillion secret deal, more and more people are becoming aware and standing up to voice their opposition. What is this deal about? Why some people consider nuclear energy dangerous? What do we all need to learn about nuclear, for the sake of our grandchildren’s future?
Please join us for this participatory popular education session!
Wednesday, 29 March 2017; 10:00 – 13:00
Athlone Community Hall
(corner Klipfontein Rd/ Jan Smuts Highway)
For catering purposes and transport assistance please RSVP
Kasongo 064701 9500 or e-mail email@example.com
The Sister March Cape Town is now officially affiliated with The Women’s March
on Washington and will take place on Saturday, 21st January, in solidarity with the
Washington march and sister marches taking place in 400 cities world wide
Liziwe McDaid attending the open government partnership (OGP) in Paris. Much discussion about service delivery.
Screening of the Smart Electricity workshop, held at AIDC in Cape Town on Friday 11 January will be screened on Tuesday 5th February at 12:30pm.
A repeat will be broadcast on Thursday 7th February at 07:00.
Don’t miss this programme!!
The Smart Electricity Workshops
Civil society, NGO’s and CBO’s attended workshops in Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg to assist in preparation for the NERSA hearings which will be held countrywide.
See relevant and informative documents below for your information.
Energy Policy Timeline
MYPD Cape Town workshop preparation for NERSA
MYPD3 submission – EGI-SA Nov2012
Preparation for NERSA DBN workshop
Submission to NERSA from SAFCEI
What is ESKOM asking for?
Liz McDaid presented on 15 January on behalf of SAFCEI and Robert Fischer (Project90x2030) presented on behalf of the EGI-SA.
SAFCEI is part of the Electricity Governance Initiative (EGI-SA).
NERSA MYPD3 presentation 15 January 2013 – Cape Town
The National Electricity Regulator of SA (NERSA) is due to hold public hearings on Eskom’s appeal for a rise in electricity prices that could see current consumer tariffs escalate with over a 100% in the next three years.
With domestic consumers and especially the poor already buckling under recent increases, it is imperative that we highlight alternatives, particularly the Smart Electricity Scenario being developed by the Electricity Governance Initiative (EIG-SA).
NERSA’s countrywide provincial hearings will kick off on
15 January 2013 in Cape Town.
The meeting will hear presentations on the preliminary findings of the Smart Electricity Scenario, which we believe can meet our electricity demand through saving electricity, and over time, replacing our current coal and nuclear power stations with renewable energy. The plan is also aimed at advancing a Just Transition to a new energy future, in the process creating sustainable jobs and improving the living conditions and opportunities of the poor – all at a lower cost to the fiscus and the environment than the government’s official electricity plan (Integrated Resource Plan 2010) is projected to cost.
The smart electricity plan was drafted by a collective of organisations who are all part of the Electricity Governance initiative (EIG-SA). SAFCEI is part of this collective, as is 350.org. project90x2030, Gender CC, and The Green Connection.
Workshops will be held in:
Durban on 10 January 2013
Cape Town on 11 January 2013
Johannesburg on 21 January 2013
If you are interested in attending, please contact Roshan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaces are limited so respond now!