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South Africa Should Cancel DRC Inga 3 Hydro PPA
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The International Rivers organisation questions the South African government’s treaty in which it pledged to buy 2,500MW per year from Congolese Hydropower Inga 3 in 2014. The deal also requires South Africa to directly invest in the project (around 5%) in the dam, which according to the World Bank will cost $14 billion, or R200 billion, based on current exchange rates.… Read More
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Update: SA’s Land Expropriation Bill and the Renewable Energy Programme
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The SA president has appointed a special 10 member land reform advisory panel. For now, there is no identified threat to existing and future renewable energy projects in South Africa. However, the new laws in the hands of a populist president fostering a developmental state will have dire consequences to not only the renewable energy sector but the entire economy as we know it.… Read More
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