THE City of Cape Town has set its sights on becoming an "energy creator", saying it cannot leave its energy security in Eskom’s hands. The City has set a target of sourcing 10%-20% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.The municipality says it strongly feels that metros including Cape Town, need to take greater control of their energy requirements and not be subjected "to the vagaries of the national energy department"."The City of Cape Town has taken a strategic decision to relook at our approach to energy and the very business model underpinning our electricity department."We have started work on a number of projects where we are creating a new model for energy-generation and distribution," Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said at the weekend.In her state of the province address last month, Western Cape premier Helen Zille said the province needed to diversify its energy mix, so that enough power could be created for growth that was sustainable and low carbon.Through...

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