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WRI engages in electricity governance, low-carbon development, and clean energy work in South Africa. Learn more about our Electricity Governance Initiative, Measurement and Performance Tracking Project, and Charge initiative.

Shifting Policies Stall South Africa’s Renewable Energy Growth

Part 1: Barriers to Renewable Energy in South Africa

This is the first post in a two part series on renewable energy policy developments in South Africa.

Through the Open Climate Network, Idasa and partner organizations are examining the legal and institutional framework for key policies that will influence South Africa’s progress towards meeting its global climate change commitments. One such policy is the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff (REFIT), drafted in 2009 to help South Africa increase the amount of electricity generated by renewable sources to 10,000 GWh by 2013.

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Grounding Green Power

Bottom-Up Perspectives on Smart Renewable Energy Policy in Developing Countries

This working paper identifies key components of smart renewable
energy policy in developing countries, focusing on
the power sector. It also provides recommendations
for maximizing the effectiveness of international
support for deployment of renewable energies,
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Clean Energy, Corruption, and Case Studies on Electricity Governance

Developing countries are expecting billions of dollars to fund a clean energy transformation. How can they ensure this money is spent in the public interest?

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Moving Forward on Climate Adaptation in South Africa

To be successful, adaptation efforts must dovetail with human development needs such as poverty reduction and employment.

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Growing in the Greenhouse

Protecting the Climate by Putting Development First

Discusses how economic development in developing countries can be compatible with limiting their greenhouse gas emissions.

Outcomes of Johannesburg

Assessing the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Analyzes the outcomes of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), held in Johannesburg, South Africa from late August to early September 2002.

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