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Net-zero path outlined by IEA, too tough for South Africa to follow

The recommended IEA path to net-zero is a difficult one for South Africa to follow, considering its heavy reliance on coal; however, the country has positive initiatives in place to report on at COP26 states SANEDI.
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Comments invited on the draft renewable energy premium notice

South Africa’s National Treasury is inviting written comments from interested stakeholders on the draft renewable energy premium notice.

Webinar 24 August: The just energy transition and the wider energy sector’s role

The panel will address various interventions for ensuring the justness of the energy transition and how regions can share lessons that utilities can apply within their environments.

Webinar recording: The just energy transition and the wider energy sector’s role

The panel addressed various interventions for ensuring the justness of the energy transition and how regions can share lessons that utilities can apply within their environments.
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Webinar recording: Taking advantage of the increased 100MW threshold: The C&I business case

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement to increase the self-generation without a licence threshold from 1MW to 100MW has been a long time coming for South Africa’s commercial and industrial sector.
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Path to a net-zero carbon emission South Africa requires commitment

In order for South Africa to be close to net-zero emissions by 2028, business in general will be required to take full responsibility for their impact on the environment.
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Sasol buys first carbon credits to meet SA’s carbon tax regulations

Sasol has secured over 100,000 carbon offset credits from Bethlehem Hydro, in fulfilment of its obligations under the new South African carbon tax regulations.
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South Africa’s latest pollution prevention plans and carbon tax

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has given notice to companies to advise them on what to do when the existing Pollution Prevention Plan ceases.

FirstRand secures $225m to finance green projects in South Africa

FirstRand will use the IFC funds to finance green projects for its South African corporate and SME clients, helping to meet emissions targets.
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Solar investment is paying off with emissions reduction for Montego

Montego Pet Nutrition has reported a 300-tonne reduction in carbon emissions after installing solar panels. This is the equivalent to planting 9,000 trees.

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