Energy Planning

City energy and climate change strategies
Energy is critical for our welfare and development and therefore plays a central role in our lives. We need energy for the service it provides; lighting, cooling, heating, cooking and moving around. Therefore the way energy is generated and the way it is used can contribute towards sustainability. This is particularly important given that South Africa's energy is very carbon intensive as most of our energy comes from low grade coal which is very polluting. Most of the energy consumed in the country is in the big metros, bigger towns and the industrial towns. The country is currently 64% urbanised and this figure will continue to grow. It is clear that the energy plans made today will impact on our lives, our children's lives and our rural areas, towns and cities for years to come. This section considers energy planning documents and resources at the national and municipal level.

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Case Studies