wind energy

This week’s episode of ESI Insights, sponsored by African Utility Week, covers wind energy, jobs and trade unions.

South Africa’s department of energy recently acknowledged the wind energy sector’s ability to attract substantial investment into the country. While the South African Wind Energy Association took measures to extract a commitment from the industry regarding job creation.

However, not entirely convinced that wind energy – or any renewables – holds the key to energise the job market, the country’s major trade unions called for an end to renewable energy projects, and the axing of Eskom’s CEO.

ESI Africa’s editor, Nicolette Pombo-van Zyl, takes a closer look.

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Find the full news item of the stories mentioned in this video below:

Wind industry commits to contribute to socio-economic transformation

NUM protests against IPPs and Eskom privatisation

Wind energy association responds to NUM’s protest march