In South Africa, we've seen and heard many testimonies on how coal has damaged health and environment. Mpumalanga has 11 coal powered stations and 83% of South Africa's coal is mined in the Witbank area - it's no wonder that Witbank is considered to have the dirtiest air.
To top that off, our government is actually considering making great investments into nuclear energy. The same nuclear energy that resulted in countless disasters in different parts of the world, that will cost us trillions of Rands and will take too long to build.
The answer to our energy problem is simple - we have an abundance of solar and wind energy, let's lead the way by making renewable energy the backbone of our electricity supply.
The Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) was made to identify affordable investments in the electricity sector that will meet our energy demands. It is open for comment and we have until March 31st to let our government know that it’s time to Break Free from fossil fuels and step into the future. Renewable energy is the future!
Send comments on the IRP and demand more investment in renewable energy and a divestment from fossil fuels. It’s time to Break Free!