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Green Energy: Sacrificing Poverty Alleviation for Climate Financing?

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By ALEXANDER O’RIORDAN Green energy could be something of a magic bullet for social and economic justice because it will inevitably erode elites’ grubby hold on energy resources such as coal, oil and gas in much of Africa. Small-scale and affordable green energy solutions democratise access to energy because instead of having to broker a deal with an often vested ... Read More »

South Africa’s Energy Crisis: Renewables for the Rich?

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By SALIEM FAKIR South African citizens should brace themselves for a long journey of troubled co-existence with Eskom’s woes as the country’s energy crisis worsens. However, citizens with higher incomes are likely to become less dependent on Eskom because they can supply their energy needs through alternative power sources like renewables, solar-water heaters, gas and home-diesel generators. But poorer households ... Read More »