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SA can fully decarbonise its energy system by 2050 though it will require at least R3 trillion in investment over the next three decades to transition away from fossil-fuels.

That’s the finding of a new report released on Wednesday by the National Business Initiative (NBI), Business Unity SA (Busa) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which found that transitioning SA to a net-zero power system would require approximately 150 Gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar capacity to be deployed by 2050. That’s almost four times the total capacity of SA’s existing coal-fired plant network, according to the “Power Sector Decarbonisation Report”, which is part of the NBI’s Just Transition and Climate Pathways project...

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