We all agree that having reliable, affordable energy is essential for living well. This agreement is often threatened however when we aim to define what we mean by ‘reliable and affordable’.
For some reliable energy for electricity means the ability to connect to the electricity grid, for others reliability is about individual control i.e. locally produced where it is needed and not reliant on grid stability.
Then there’s affordability – for some this means the ability to pay for basic energy needs, for others it means identifying what makes the most financial investment sense and spending accordingly.
So when we ask the question ‘can Renewable energy keep the lights on?’ we can’t begin to answer this question properly without considering how electricity is viewed and usedand what the South African electricity context enables or disables.
Project 90 promotes renewable energy as economically viable and an ethically sound alternative to energy…
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