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Energy Services: Market Intelligence Report 2016

This report covers green economy opportunities in the utility-scale energy services sector, aimed at green technology and services companies and investors that are currently active or interested in entering this sector in South Africa, and the Western Cape specifically. The report provides an overview of the market within the sector, including key players, legislation and regulation, opportunities and challenges, important developments and achievements. (GreenCape, 2016)

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The Contribution of Low-Carbon Cities to South Africa’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

This report explores South African cities’ commitments to urban GHG emissions reduction efforts and how these actions can boost economic activity, lower the environmental effects of sprawl and help cities overcome historical spatial distortions that impact impoverished communities. The report found a substantial decoupling of urban economic growth from energy and carbon intensity. (SEA, 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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Cape Town State of Energy 2015

The Cape Town State of Energy 2015 report presents the energy picture of the city (2012 baseline) and tracks key sustainable energy indicators.The thrust of this work focuses on the three major aspects of sustainable energy: energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy promotion and increased access by the poor to safe, modern, affordable energy.

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Renewable Energy Vision 2030 – South Africa

This report shows that the levelised cost of producing renewable energy already competes favourably with the three main alternatives, namely coal, gas and nuclear, and that a broader renewable energy base would contribute to a more climate-resilient future and insulate South Africa from dependence on expensive and unreliable fuel sources priced in dollars. Critical from a planning perspective, renewable energy can also provide added flexibly on an ‘as needed’ basis, as electricity demand grows. This is vital in a highly uncertain environment. (WWF, 2014)

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Infographic on Cape Town CBD Waste Collection

Data for a sustainable central Cape Town city area focus on waste and government buildings as part of the low carbon strategy for Cape Town CBD. (Sustainable Energy Africa and Cape Town Partnership, 2014)

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