Increasing concerns over climate change and its impacts have resulted in a move away from fossil fuels and a drive toward developing and generating energy from sustainable resources. Recognising this trend, the National Development Plan actively encourages and promotes greater economy wide energy efficiency and investments in renewable energy. In addition, the Industrial Policy Plan further identifies and affirms the significance of the renewable energy and energy saving industries as areas of significant potential in terms of employment generation, economic growth and as a path toward a more sustainable future for which funding is readily available. Furthermore, the development of renewable energy also forms part of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commissions Strategic Infrastructure Projects which has earmarked significant funding allocations for infrastructure development in the North West Province.
Synergies and partnerships
Current status and next steps