Eskom makes a leap into the future on climate change
While its new trajectory may already be slow and outdated, the bigger challenge is that SA’s energy plan is based on a vision from a bygone era of coal, nuclear and fossil gas
During his state of the nation address (Sona), President Cyril Ramaphosa made a big announcement: Eskom has committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
Many who care about climate change and embracing renewable energy might celebrate this announcement as an ambitious leap into the future. In less than 30 years we will see an Eskom that has gone from being the biggest climate polluter on the continent to taking as much carbon out of the air as it emits. ..