Tackling energy shortage challenges in South Africa

June 19th, 2019, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize

Climate change continues to be one of the most important subjects of conversation around the globe. Whether it is among friends, work colleagues or around political tables, it is a hot topic that needs urgent assessing.

At Sustainability Week 2019, this issue will be tackled head on through the Sustainable Energy Seminar on Tuesday, 25 June at the CSIR in Pretoria. It is critical that solutions are found to the energy shortage in South Africa. We would like delegates to get involved in the conversation by joining us at the Energy Seminar and discussing the topic at hand with our speakers.

Moving over to solar, wind and gas won’t be all that easy, but it is a necessity at this point. If we have any hope of reaching the Integrated Resource Plan 2030 goal of having sustainable electricity we need to act now. High on the priority list will be finding ways of creating efficient storage solutions. This is the biggest obstacle due to the reliance on weather conditions for solar and wind.

Expert speakers at the seminar:

  • Nhlanhla Ngidi, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)
  • Corrie van der Wath, Matleng Energy Solutions.
  • Melusile Ndlovu, Chemonics International
  • Prof. Hartmut Winkler, University of Johannesburg
  • Dr Oluwole Olutola, University of Johannesburg.

The responsibility for implementing sustainable changes does not only lie with the presenters though, but also with the delegates who have an interest in, an opinion of, and ideas on how South Africa can overcome these obstacles.

To find out more about the event, please visit http://sustainabilityweek.co.za

Contact David Itzkin, Tel 021 681-7000, david.itzkin@alive2green.com

 

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