A question of priorities for South African renewables

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In Depth: A question of priorities for South African renewables – Politics – Renewable energy news – Recharge – wind, solar, biomass, wave/tidal/hydro and geothermal: “The list of 28 winning projects represents the first step on energy-­starved South Africa’s marathon journey to nearly 18GW of new renewables by 2030.
Yet while the industry and the government are keen to display a façade of unity, it is clear they are viewing the target from very different perspectives. Those positions have contradictory impulses, and the tension between them is certain to get worse.
For the industry, South Africa has long been a tantalising prospect, due to its enormous wind and solar resources, its First World banking and investment sectors, and its huge energy gap.”
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