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RENEWABLE ENERGY: WHERE ARE THE JOBS – LAUNCH ON 28 MARCH 2017

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? 

Courses

Energy Justice Lectures

In April 2015, Liz McDaid gave a lecture to IES students studying at UCT.  The lecture focused on energy justice highlighting how current energy choices being taken by South Africa will directly impact on the lives of the poor, deepening poverty and exacerbating inequality.

New thinking, out of the box, that maximises alternative energy systems and harnesses the renewable energy of the future is needed.

The question is, how do we get there?

Liz McDaid is available to present this lecture and other eco-justice related presentations.

Contact info@thegreenconnection.org.za to find out more.

 

News & Events

The Open Climate Network (OCN)

The OC brings together independent research institutes in key countries around the world to monitor national progress on climate change policy. For more information, please visit openclimatenetwork.org

Partners in the Electricity Governance Initiative used the OCN Policy Implementation Toolkit to assess progress on implementation of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Program (REIPPP), a key pillar of South Africa’s renewable energy target and GHG mitigation goal. The review found that while REIPPP’s competitive bidding mechanism has made a good start in attracting private-sector investment to reduce dependence on coal, enhanced institutional resources will be critical to the long-term success of South Africa’s ambitious renewable energy program.