ENERGY ACCESS

Since 1994 South Africa has introduced many laudable and strong pro-poor policies, notably an impressive electrification and housing programme. We are now 87% electrified compared to 36% in 1996. Despite this, we have not reached the goal of universal access. If the country is to achieve a reduction in energy poverty and reach its goal of 100% electrification, policy and regulatory frameworks, and resources to support energy service delivery and implementation, need to be reviewed.

Energy Access

Since 1994 South Africa has introduced many laudable and strong pro-poor policies, notably an impressive electrification and housing programme. We are now 87% electrified compared to 36% in 1996. Despite this, we have not reached the goal of universal access. If the country is to achieve a reduction in energy poverty and reach its goal of 100% electrification, policy and regulatory frameworks, and resources to support energy service delivery and implementation, need to be reviewed.

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Alternative Household Energy Technologies: An Overview

This booklet briefly examines alternative energy technologies and associated energy sources available in the market that are cleaner, appropriate, applicable and sustainable relative to those that are currently available and used by informal households for their domestic energy requirements. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2016)

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Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan of Alternative Energy Technology Options for Unelectrified Informal Settlements in Gauteng Province

This report assesses the suitability and appropriateness of alternative clean energy technologies to meet the primary household energy requirements of cooking, lighting, water heating and space heating in densely-populated unelectrified informal communities in Gauteng. (Produced by SEA, SED & UCT for Gauteng Province Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, 2015)

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State of Energy in South African Cities 2015

This report examines the sustainable energy development path of 18 key cities in South Africa. For the first time, data from over a decade provides the opportunity to track changes and identify possible trends emerging in the sustainable development of cites, particularly the metros (SEA, 2015).

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Tackling Urban Energy Poverty in South Africa (full report)

This research paper produced by Sustainable Energy Africa considers the challenges and opportunities to energy access at local government level with a particular focus on electrification and issues relating to urban energy poverty. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2014)

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Tackling Urban Energy Poverty in South Africa (booklet)

This booklet is a shortened version of a research paper produced by Sustainable Energy Africa considers the challenges and opportunities to energy access at local government level with a particular focus on electrification and issues relating to urban energy poverty. (Sustainable Energy Africa, 2014)

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White Paper on Sustainable Energy for the Western Cape Province

The White Paper on Sustainable Energy is an essential first step to move the Western Cape Province on to a more sustainable path of energy production and use. The vision of the White Paper is to contribute towards affordable energy use for all and to minimise the negative effects of energy usage upon human health development and energy use through efficient practices. (Western Cape Provincial Government)

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