GROVÉ STEYN: The path to clean energy opens — and it comes at no extra expense
Strategy can trigger large-scale green industrialisation programme without adverse electricity cost or tariff effect
What if accelerating a country’s transition to clean energy came for free? More specifically, what if reducing carbon emissions and rapidly restoring power-sector reliability came at no additional cost to consumers? What if we can address SA’s national electricity crisis, the need for post-pandemic economic recovery and its rapidly growing climate risk problem with one intervention?
This may sound too good to be true, but in fact these are the core findings of a recent technical study undertaken by Meridian Economics and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)...