Last week’s National Energy Dialogue hosted by this paper’s sister publication Financial Mail was quite something to behold. It was more like the national straw man arguments convention.

The event — which seemed more like a therapy session personally for minister Gwede Mantashe to be surrounded by coal and gas voices — saw a barrage of whataboutary and the like. For instance, how could you construct all these lovely new renewables without the mystical “baseload”. Or weren’t people aware that there were so many jobs and so much tax to be lost from this transition...

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