|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Policy Support>Strategic planning|
|Policy Target:||Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable|
|Agency:||The Department of Minerals and Energy|
|Funding:||Through the National Fiscus and International Donors|
The Objective of the policy is to increase the share of modern renewable energy consumed and provide affordable access to energy throughout South Africa, thus contributing to sustainable development and environmental conservation. South Africa has an estimated existing (in 2000) renewable energy (RE) contribution of 11 278 GWh/annum mainly from fuelwood and waste. The Renewable Policy White Paper sets up the medium-term target (10-year) of 10 000 GWh or 0.8 Mtoe RE contribution to the final energy consumption by 2013 in addition to the existing RE contribution. At the basic level, the RE policy attempts to remove barriers that prevent RE penetration in the South African market.
The policy addresses 5 key strategic areas:
Last modified: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:01:45 CEST