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An Alternative Energy vision for South Africa.
The following report provides ideas of how we could meet our energy needs for the future using energy wisely, and focusing on renewable energy as our future electricity supply. The approach used in producing these reports is to draw on local examples that demonstrate success.
The Decentralised approach to energy supply Report was produced as part of input into the World Bank Energy Strategy.
The report drew on various case studies.
The case studies are available for download below:
Kuyasa Solar Water Heating Systems
Erongo wind generation
NuRa solar energy home systems
Sisal Biogas System
Tanwat biomass generation
Ekurhuleni Energy Efficiency and Refurbishment
Mini-case study – independent home system
Mini-case study – Sol Plaaitjie street lighting
Additional Reports by Liz McDaid:
Electricity Governance Initiative – South Africa
The BIC report
ENERGY CHOICES FOR THE GREEN ECONOMY IN SOUTH AFRICA
National Planning Commission Minority Report CT Civil Society May 11th
McDaid E. and Kruger L, “Funnelling Public Participation towards more effective environmental decision-making in EIAs”. IAIA-SA conference 2004
McDaid E., ” NGO concerns about the EIA process “. IAIA newsletter January 2002
McDaid E., EEU, PLAAS, “Co-management of Coastal and Fisheries Resources” – Awareness raising and Capacity Building programme materials. Environmental Evaluation Unit, UCT 2001
McDaid E., “Sustainable Development and the Environmental Impact Assessment Process: The Fair Process” – for WESSA:WC. IAIA-SA conference Partnerships for the new century 2000
McDaid Liz., “The Environmentally F.A.I.R. EIA Process” – Report for WESSA:WC 2000McDaid E., “Approaches to Sustainable Energy – Cape Town”. United Nations Habitat II conference proceedings, 1996
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