A senior World Bank executive says the decommissioning of coal-fired power stations by South Africa was justified in speeding up the just energy transition, despite opposition from some quarters.

Victoria Kwakwa, World Bank regional vice-president for Eastern and Southern Africa, said resistance to the transition to cleaner energy was playing out around the world and wasn’t just a South African phenomenon. However, a strong case has to be made to convince all stakeholders of the correctness of this path, she added...

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