North West investment in renewable energy…North West Province


South Africa is currently the 14th largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world, a reflection both on the country’s heavy reliance on coal and energy inefficiencies. The white paper on renewable energy (2003) has set a target of 10 000GWh of energy to be produced from renewable energy sources (mainly from biomass, wind, solar and small-scale hydro) by 2013 (5% of total electricity).The target was confirmed to be economically viable with subsidies and carbon financing.

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