Resource Global Network Article: Volume 3, Issue 1 [PDF]
Melanie Gosling | Environment Writer
HEATHER Sonn, chair of the SA Wind Energy Association’s (Sawea) board, is upbeat about renewable energy – and not just because costs have come down to make it competitive with coal.
The emergence of a blade manufacturing base in South Africa's expanding wind power industry could see local content levels far exceed 50% in upcoming project bids, Johan van den Berg, CEO of the South African Wind Energy Association, said.
AS THE climate negotiations draw to a close in a shell-shocked Paris, the international community have hung each country’s pledges on the climate Christmas tree. We’re left to do the maths, to see where it gets us. The answer will probably be that the pledges combine to limit warming to 2.7°C-3.7°C over pre-industrial times, and that the ultimate deal isn’t legally binding in any strong sense of the word.