African Energy Leadership Centre

Off-grid households ‘targeted’ in proposed Eskom tariff hikes

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If Eskom’s new proposed tariff hike is implemented, it could hit hardest the pockets of households using less electricity than the average — as well as those living off the grid. On July 5, the Pretoria high court ordered the National Energy Regulator of SA (Nersa) to publish Eskom’s tariff application for an increase of […]

Decolonising energy: Why SA must follow 2050 C02 plans despite its low carbon emission


“Africa doesn’t need decarbonisation — we need energy.” This was the view of University of the Witwatersrand renewable energy expert Prof Lwazi Ngubevana who spoke about a just energy transition and energy mix in the economy at the first pre-colloquium event in Johannesburg on Friday. The dialogue was hosted by the department of forestry, fisheries […]

A green economy can be a catalyst for job creation and innovation

During a recent FM dialogue about the green economy, industry experts discussed how SA needed R250bn to put sustainable infrastructure in place for a just transition The UN Environment Programme defines a green economy as low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. It says in a green economy, growth in employment and income is driven by:  […]

A big congratulations

Prof Lwazi Ngubevana SAEE

A big congratulations to Prof Lwazi Ngubevana who was awarded the Southern African Energy Efficiency (SAEE) Confederation’s “Energy Efficiency Hall of Fame” award for 2021.