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Energy Workshop: Does the Government’s Energy Planning take full account of the available technologies, environmental impact, and the required Research and Development?

President Hotel, Mangaung (Bloemfontein), Free State
08:30 for 09:00-16:30

Reliable energy supplies are essential for South Africa’s socio-economic development and economic growth. At the same time, SA is committed to the reduction of green house gas emissions, and protection of the natural environment. It is also well known that SA is a water scarce country, so that water usage could be a determining factor when selecting suitable energy sources. The Government has been working hard to draft legislation that attempts to strike a balance between these disparate demands. Last year the Department of Energy (DoE) conducted a series of public stakeholder workshops to allow the public to comment on the Draft Integrated Energy Plan (IEP).

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